Term dates and closures 2020-21

Information about when terms start and end and when UCL is closed for the holidays during 2020-21.

On this page you can find out the UCL term dates and closures for 2020-21.

Term dates 2020-21

First term     Monday 28 September 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020
Second termMonday 11 January 2021 to Friday 26 March 2021
Third termMonday 26 April 2021 to Friday 11 June 2021

College Reading Weeks

Monday 9 November 2020 and Monday 15 February 2021

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 Wednesday 23 December 2020 to 9:00am on Monday 4 January 2021

Easter: 5:30pm on Thursday 1 April 2021 to 9:00am on Thursday 8 April 2021

Bank Holidays: Monday 03 May 2021, Monday 31 May 2021 and Monday 30 August 2021

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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