Term dates and closures 2019-20

Information about when terms start and end and when UCL is closed for the holidays during 2019-20.

On this page you can find out the UCL term dates and closures for 2019-20.

Term dates 2019-20

First term     Monday 23 September 2019 to Friday 13 December 2019
Second termMonday 13 January 2020 to Friday 27 March 2020
Third termMonday 27 April 2020 to Friday 12 June 2020

College Reading Weeks

Monday 4 November 2019 and Monday 17 February 2020

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 20 December 2019 to 9:00am on Thursday 2 January 2020

Easter: 5:30pm on Wednesday 8 April 2020 to 9:00am on Wednesday 15 April 2020

Bank Holidays: Monday 04 May 2020, Monday 25 May 2020 and Monday 31 August 2020

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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