Key datesAcademic session 2019-20

Semester 1 16 September 2019 - 10 January 2020
Semester 2 13 January 2020 - 22 May 2020

 The following are confirmed term dates for session 2019/20:

Term 1 16 September 2019 - 20 December 2019 (14 weeks)
Term 2 13 January 2020 - 3 April 2020 (12 weeks)
Term 3 20 April 2020 - 22 May 2020 (5 weeks)

Student Holidays
Christmas Vacation: 23 December 2019 - 10 January 2020 (inclusive)
Spring Vacation:  6 April 2020 - 17 April 2020 (inclusive)

University Closed
30 September 2019
21 December 2019 - 5 January 2020
9, 10, 13 and 14 April 2020
8 and 25 May 2020
17 and 20 July 2020

Academic Year Structure
Senate has overall responsibility for determining the shape of the academic year. The University’s academic year structure is as follows:

Welcome and Development Week1 week
Teaching block 111 weeks
Formal Assessment Period2 weeks
Christmas vacation3 weeks
Consolidation and Developmentweek1
Teaching block 211 weeks
Spring vacation2 weeks
Formal Assessment period5 weeks
Summer vacation16 weeks

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

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

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 term time and full time during official 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.  The may work full-time in line with University Christmas closure.

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

The University of Strathclyde is obligated by our UKVI Sponsor Licence to report to them if we become aware of any breaches of these conditions.  This could result in the cancellation of your visa and a potential ban on future visa applications.

If you require further information on working conditions for Tier 4 students, please contact the International Student Support Team at, on 0141 548 4273 or at their office - Level 1 McCance Building.