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ACADEMIC SESSION 2015-16

Semester 1 18 September 2015 - 15 January 2016
Semester 2 18 January 2016 - 27 May 2016

 

The following are the official term dates for use by SAAS and others who fund students by term rather than semester:

Term 1 18 September 2015 - 18 December 2015 (13 weeks)
Term 2 5 January 2016 - 1 April 2016 (13 weeks)
Term 3 18 April 2016 - 27 May 2016 (6 weeks)

 

Student Holidays
Christmas Vacation: 21 December 2015 - 4 January 2016
Spring Vacation: 4 April 2016 - 17 April 2016

University Closed
28 September 2015
24 December 2015 - 4 January 2016
25, 28 March 2016
2, 30 May 2016
15, 18 July 2016

These dates are correct at the time of editing and are drawn from the Calendar of Dates 2015/16. These dates can change, so please check all University dates with the relevant department.

Registration

Registration Information and Dates can be found on the Registration web page.

Graduation

 Graduation Information and Dates can be found on the Graduation web page.

Exams

Exam Information and Dates can be found on the Examinations web page.

Additional Information for Tier 4 Visa Students

Students who are Tier 4 visa holders are entitled to work up to 20 hours per week during the semester and full time during University vacations in line with the parameters of a Tier 4 visa. Please note that for these purposes, the summer vacation runs from the end of semester 2 to the beginning of semester 1 in the following academic year.

Undergraduate Tier 4 students are therefore entitled to work full time during the Christmas, spring and summer University vacations.

Postgraduate Masters Tier 4 students are not on vacation from their course during the summer University vacation and therefore, within the restrictions of the Tier 4 visa, are not entitled to work more than 20 hours per week during this period, but are entitled to work full time during Christmas and spring University vacations.

MRes, MPhil and PhD Tier 4 students undertaking research are not regarded as being on vacation from their course of study during the spring and summer University vacations and therefore are not entitled to work more than 20 hours per week during this period.

All Tier 4 students, however, can work full-time for up to 4 months after the official end date of their course (as indicated on PEGASUS as 'completed') until their visa expires.

If you require further information on working conditions for Tier 4 students, please contact the International Student Support Team at tier4@strath.ac.uk, on 0141 548 4273 or at their office at MC1.41 (Advice Centre), Level 1 McCance Building.