Heriot Watt University Term dates

By | 14th June 2017

 

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Heriot Watt University Term dates

Semester dates for our UK, Dubai and Malaysia campuses are listed here and you can find dates for enrolment, teaching, holidays, examination and graduation. Please note the campus holidays or ‘buildings closed’ days for each campus.

UK Campus session dates for 2016/17 and 2017/18
2016/17 DATES ACTIVITY
5 – 9 September 2016 Welcome Week
12 September – 2 December 2016 Semester 1 teaching
5 – 16 December 2016 Semester 1 exams
19 December 2016 – 6 January 2017 Semester 1 break
9 January – 31 March 2017 Semester 2 teaching
3 – 21 April 2017 (Easter: 16 April) Semester 2 break
24 April – 19 May 2017 Semester 2 exams
22 May – 11 August 2017 Dissertation work / Revision
16 June 2017 (Scottish Borders Campus) Graduations
20 – 23 June 2017 (Edinburgh Campus) Graduations
3 – 11 August 2017 Resits
14 – 15 November 2017 Graduations

November graduations 2016

  • 17 – 18 November 2016

UK campus holidays 2016/17

The University buildings – except for student halls of residences – will be closed on:

  • 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 December 2016
  • 2 and 3 January 2017
  • 14 April 2017*
  • 17 April 2017*

* Edinburgh Campus Library will be open on these days.

Other buildings closed days to be confirmed

2017/18 DATES ACTIVITY
4 – 8 September 2017 Welcome Week
11 September – 1 December 2017 Semester 1 teaching
4 – 15 December 2017 Semester 1 exams
18 December 2017 – 5 January 2018 Semester 1 break
8 January – 29 March 2018 Semester 2 teaching
30 March – 20 April 2018 (Easter: 1 April) Semester 2 break
23 April – 18 May 2018 Semester 2 exams
21 May – 10 August 2018 Dissertation work / Revision
15 June 2018 (Scottish Borders Campus) Graduations
19 – 22 June 2018 (Edinburgh Campus) Graduations
2 – 10 August 2018 Resits
15 – 16 November 2018 Graduations

UK campus holidays 2017/18

The University buildings – except for student halls of residences – will be closed on:

  • 30 March 2018
  • 2 April 2018

Other buildings closed days to be confirmed

Dubai Campus session dates for 2016/17
2016/17 DATES ACTIVITY
4 -10 September 2016 Enrolment and induction
18 September – 3 December 2016 Semester 1 – Teaching
5 – 16 December 2016 Semester 1 – Examinations
18 December 2016 – 7 January 2017 Semester 1 – Break
8 January – 1 April 2017 Semester 2 – Teaching
2 – 22 April 2017 Semester 2 – Break
24 April – 19 May 2017 Semester 2 – Examinations
June/July 2017 (Dates TBC) Graduation
3 – 11 August 2017 Autumn Diet – Examinations (Resit)
November 2017 (Date TBC) Graduation

Some examinations may take place outside these dates.

Heriot Watt University Term dates

Dubai campus holidays for 2016/17*

The University buildings will be closed for the following official UAE holidays.

  • Saturday 10 September 2016 – Arafat (Haj) Day and Eid-al-Adha
  • Sunday 2 October 2016 – Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
  • Wednesday 30 November 2016 – Commemoration Day
  • Friday 2 December 2016 – UAE National Day
  • Monday 12 December 2016 – Mouloud (Prophet’s Birthday)
  • Sunday 1 January 2017 – New Year’s Day
  • Monday 24 April 2017 – Leilat al-Meiraj (Ascension of the Prophet)
  • Monday 26 June 2017 – Eid-Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

*All dates given, especially for Islamic holidays and special observations are approximate dates only and will be confirmed nearer the time.

Malaysia Campus session dates for 2016/17 and 2017/18

Session dates for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 academic years vary according to the programme you are taking. For detailed information see the academic calendars for your programme:

  • Foundation programme – April 2017 intake
  • Foundation programme – July 2017 intake
  • Undergraduate programmes
    • September 2016 and 2017 intake or
    • January 2017 intake
  • Postgraduate programmes – 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19

Malaysia Campus holidays for 2017

Malaysia Campus Holidays up to 2019*.

The University buildings will be closed for the following official Malaysia holidays.​

  • 1 February 2017 Federal Territory Day
  • 28 – 29 January 2017 – Chinese New Year
  • 1 May 2017 – Labour Day#
  • 10 May 2017 – Wesak Day
  • 12 June 2017 – Nuzul Al-Quran
  • 26 – 27 June 2017 – Hari Raya Aidil Fitri*
  • 29 July 2017 – King’s Birthday
  • 31 August 2017 – National Day
  • 1 September 2017 – Hari Raya Aidil Adha*
  • 16 September 2017 – Malaysia Day
  • 22 September 2017 – Awal Muharram#
  • 19 October 2017 – Deepavali*
  • 1 December 2017 – Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
  • 25 December 2017 – Christmas#

* Subject to change.
# As the public holiday falls on a Sunday, a replacement is given the next day on Monday.