Cardiff University 2017 Term Dates

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Cardiff University 2017 Term Dates

These dates apply to undergraduate modular programmes.

Non-modular, postgraduate and health-related programmes may have alternative semester dates.

Enrolment week Monday 25 September 2017 Friday 29 September 2017
Autumn semester Monday 2 October 2017 Friday 26 January 2018
Christmas recess Saturday 16 December 2017 Sunday 7 January 2018
Examination period Monday 15 January 2018 Friday 26 January 2018
Spring semester Monday 29 January 2018 Friday 15 June 2018
Easter recess Saturday 24 March 2018 Sunday 15 April 2018
Examination period Monday 14 May 2018 Friday 15 June 2018
Resit examination week Monday 13 August 2018 Friday 24 August 2018

Cardiff University is an international community that values students and staff that come to study and work here from around the world.

We are a friendly university in a welcoming city that has a reputation for openness and tolerance.

We have 7,000 EU and international students and 6,800 staff from 78 countries. Our alumni reach across 180 countries.

This diversity fosters creativity and innovation and is an important part of our culture.

The referendum in which the UK voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union will not alter this outlook or commitment to our international students and staff.

Article 50 – the formal notification of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU – was triggered on 29 March 2017 but the UK will remain a member of the EU for two years until the process is complete.

This means that there will be no immediate change for universities, staff or students.

Students and applicants from other EU countries should be reassured that we will honour all of our commitments.

We will provide further information as it becomes available.

Read the Vice-Chancellor’s message following the Brexit announcement.

Read the Vice-Chancellor’s latest message about the challenges posed by the Brexit vote.

Find out how Brexit may affect you


  • Undergraduate applicants and prospective students from the EU
  • Postgraduate applicants and prospective students from the EU
  • Current students from the EU
  • Current students from outside the UK and EU
  • Outgoing Erasmus+ students
  • Incoming Erasmus+students


  • Current staff (UK, EU and international)
  • Current research staff
  • Applicants and prospective staff from the EU