Term dates and closures 2018-19

Information about when terms start and end and when UCL is closed for the holidays during 2018-19.

On this page you can find out the UCL term dates and closures for 2018-19.

Term dates 2018-19

First term     Monday 24 September 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018
Second termMonday 7 January 2019 to Friday 22 March 2019
Third termTuesday 23 April 2019 to Friday 7 June 2019

College Reading Weeks

Monday 5 November 2018 and Monday 11 February 2019

Term dates exceptions

Students on full-time Taught Masters programmes study for a full calendar year and students are expected to study beyond the end of the third term to prepare their dissertation in time for submission in September.

Students on full-time two year Taught Masters programmes should ask their Departments when they are expected to study outside the normal stated term dates.

Research students are required to be in continuous attendance, apart from periods of leave to be taken in line with UCL staff holiday entitlements.

For students who are Tier 4 visa holders, this means that you will continue to be restricted to term-time levels of permissible hours of work, paid or unpaid.  

Find out more about Tier 4 visa working regulations

Closures and Bank Holidays

Christmas: 5:30pm on Friday 21 December 2018 to 9:00am on Wednesday 2 January 2019

Easter: 5:30pm on Tuesday 16 April 2019 to 9:00am on Tuesday 23 April 2019

Bank Holidays: Monday 06 May 2019, Monday 27 May 2019 and Monday 26 August 2019

All Bank Holidays, and the College closure dates based on them, are the standard dates and may be subject to change by government.

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