Study abroad in Edinburgh

Dates for your diary

A list of important dates for you to consider, from application deadlines to our visiting student academic calendar.

Covid-19 update

As a result of the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) we are being as flexible as possible to help you apply to the University of Edinburgh during this difficult time. Further information: Coronavirus Updates for Visiting Student Applicants

Application deadlines

Study Abroad and Exchange 2021/2022

Application deadlines
Full academic year

31 May 2021             

Semester 1 31 May 2021
Semester 2 31 October 2021

Accommodation application deadlines

Academic year 21/22

For students starting their studies in September 2021 (Semester 1 and Full Year students)

16 August 2021                                                                                                                                                                

For students starting their studies in January 2022 (Semester 2 students) 30 November 2021

Please ensure you read the accommodation information contained upon the following page before you submit an accommodation application: 

Accommodation

Academic calendar 2020-21

Semester 1

Welcome week 14 - 18 September 2020
Teaching 21 September - 4 December 2020
Exams 10  - 21 December 2020

Semester 2

January Welcome 6 - 8 January 2021                                          
Teaching 11 January - 2 April 2021
Spring break 6 - 17 April 2021
Exams 26 April - 23 May 2021

Please check the University website nearer the start of the year in case of unforeseen changes:

Semester dates