Diets and Timetables

Examination diets and timetable information.

The University is aware that some students plan to remain in Edinburgh to sit their December diet examinations.

Although exams are online and can be taken from any location, it is recognised that some students will prefer to make use of spaces on campus to sit their exams. Two types of spaces are being made available to these students, please see the link below for further information:

Study Space, Guidance and Support - Semester 1, 2021/22 | The University of Edinburgh

The December diet timetable is now published and your personalised view should now be visible in your Office365 calendar.

Please note that due to scheduling constraints a small number of exams have been scheduled on 9th, 12th and 22nd December, so please check your timetable carefully. Please contact your School in the first instance for any queries relating to your timetable.

The December main exam diet 2021 will take place online.

Online exam durations will revert back to being shorter format exam durations. There will be no 24 hour exams in the December main exam diet 2021.

Changes can occur to the timetable therefore please ensure that you recheck your exam details immediately prior to your examination(s).


Academic Year 2021/22





Exam Dates

Publication Date

Semester 1        







10 December –

21 December  2021 

(including Saturdays)                 







Publication Date:  12th December 2021

Important - Ensure all electronic devices are set to UK Time Zone.

Exams will start at 13:00 GMT

Personalised Examination Timetable:  https://www.ed.ac.uk/timetabling-examinations/exams/personalised-examination-timetable

Exam Web Timetables: https://exams.is.ed.ac.uk/ 




Semester Dates

For all semester dates at-a-glance, click here


Frequently Asked Questions and Venue Maps

Extenuating Circumstances

Students who believe that religious reasons or participation in elite-level sport prevent them from sitting an examination at the scheduled time should contact their Personal Tutor and Student Support Team. Their case is considered by the relevant Dean and Student Administration in consultation with the Convener of the Board of Examiners. Further information regarding flexibility which may be offered to students taking part in elite-level sport is provided in the Performance Sport Policy:


Please note:

  • As examinations may be scheduled at any time during the semester, it is a student's responsibility to be available throughout the semester, including the whole of the examination diet. Occasionally assessments may need to be rescheduled with very little notice. If special circumstances mean that a student is unavailable for the rescheduled assessment, Boards of Examiners may consider using an alternative method to assess the relevant learning outcomes (Assessment Regulation 17.3).
  • Other than online assessment, students are not allowed to sit examinations away from Edinburgh (Assessment Regulation 25.5)
  • Factors which may adversely affect your performance in an examination or in assessed coursework over the year, such as personal illness or the illness of a close relative or partner, must be drawn to the attention of the examiners in writing by you as soon as possible and, in any event, before the meeting of the Board of Examiners. This is usually done via your Personal Tutor or Postgraduate Programme Director.