Semester dates 2020-2021

St Andrews has two semesters each year: Martinmas semester from September to December and Candlemas semester from February to May. 

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Semester 1: Martinmas semester

Monday 14 September to Friday 18 December 2020

WeekWeek beginningEvents
Pre-sessional Monday 7 September 2020 Orientation week
Week 1 Monday 14 September 2020 Teaching begins
Week 2 Monday 21 September 2020  
Week 3 Monday 28 September 2020  
Week 4 Monday 5 October 2020  
Week 5 Monday 12 October 2020  
Week 6 Monday 19 October 2020 Independent Learning Week (ILW)
Raisin Monday: 19 October
Week 7 Monday 26 October 2020  
Week 8 Monday 2 November 2020  
Week 9 Monday 9 November 2020  
Week 10 Monday 16 November 2020  
Week 11 Monday 23 November 2020

 

Week 12 Monday 30 November 2020 Revision week
Graduation: Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 December
Exams begin: Saturday 5 December
Week 13 Monday 7 December 2020 Semester 1 examinations
Week 14 Monday 14 December 2020 Semester 1 examinations

Christmas vacation and inter-semester break

Monday 21 December 2020 to Friday 22 January 2021

WeekWeek beginningEvents
Christmas vacation Monday 21 December 2020  
Christmas vacation Monday 28 December 2020  
Inter-semester Monday 4 January 2021  
Inter-semester Monday 11 January 2021  
Inter-semester Monday 18 January 2021  

Semester 2: Candlemas semester

Monday 25 January to Friday 21 May 2021

WeekWeek beginningEvents
Week 1 Monday 25 January 2021 Teaching begins
Week 2 Monday 1 February 2021  
Week 3 Monday 8 February 2021  
Week 4 Monday 15 February 2021  
Week 5 Monday 22 February 2021  
Week 6 Monday 1 March 2021  
Week 7 Monday 8 March 2021  
Week 8 Monday 15 March 2021  
Vacation Monday 22 March 2021 Spring vacation
Vacation Monday 29 March 2021 Spring vacation
Week 9 Monday 5 April 2021  
Week 10 Monday 12 April 2021  
Week 11 Monday 19 April 2021  
Week 12 Monday 26 April 2021 Revision week
Week 13 Monday 3 May 2021 Revision week
May Day holiday: Monday 3 May
Exams begin: Saturday 8 May
Week 14 Monday 10 May 2021 Semester 2 examinations
Week 15 Monday 17 May 2021 Semester 2 examinations
Week 16 Monday 24 May 2021  

Summer

Monday 31 May to Friday 3 September 2021

WeekWeek beginningEvents
Summer week 1 Monday 31 May 2021  
Summer week 2 Monday 7 June 2021  
Summer week 3 Monday 14 June 2021  
Graduation week Monday 21 June 2021 Graduation ceremonies