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Dates of Term

Oxford's year is divided into three terms and three vacations. Within each term, a "Full Term" of eight weeks is the main teaching period.

The dates for reckoning Full Term 2021-22 and 2022-23 have been fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2023-25 have been fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 2021-25 are set out below:

Dates of Full Term 2021-25

Fixed dates

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Sunday 10 OctoberSaturday 4 December
Hilary 2022Sunday 16 JanuarySaturday 12 March
Trinity 2022Sunday 24 AprilSaturday 18 June
2022-23Michaelmas 2022Sunday 9 OctoberSaturday 3 December
Hilary 2023Sunday 15 JanuarySaturday 11 March
Trinity 2023Sunday 23 AprilSaturday 17 June

Provisional dates

YearTermFromTo
2023-24Michaelmas 2023Sunday 8 OctoberSaturday 2 December
Hilary 2024Sunday 14 JanuarySaturday 9 March
Trinity 2024Sunday 21 AprilSaturday 15 June
2024-25Michaelmas 2024Sunday 13 OctoberSaturday 7 December
Hilary 2025Sunday 19 JanuarySaturday 15 March
Trinity 2025Sunday 27 AprilSaturday 21 June

Dates of Extended Terms 2021-22

The dates of extended terms for 2021-22 for Part II candidates in Chemistry, and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, for Part II candidates in Materials Science, for the Clinical course for the Second BM, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and for MBA and MPP candidates are set out below:

Honour School of Chemistry: Part II candidates in Chemistry

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Thursday 23 September Tuesday 21 December 
Hilary 2022Tuesday 4 JanuaryWednesday 13 April
Trinity 2022Monday 25 April  Saturday 9 July

Part II candidates in Materials Science [4th-year M.Eng. students in Materials Science]

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Friday 10 September Saturday 11 December 
Hilary 2022Friday 7 JanuarySaturday 9 April
Trinity 2022Friday 22 April  Saturday 2 July

Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Friday 17 SeptemberSaturday 11 December

Clinical course for the Second BM

First Clinical Year

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Monday 6 September Friday 17 December 
Hilary 2022Tuesday 4 JanuaryFriday 8 April
Trinity 2022Tuesday 19 AprilFriday 1 July

Second Clinical Year

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Monday 2 August Friday 17 December 
Hilary 2022Tuesday 4 JanuaryThursday 14 April
Trinity 2022Tuesday 19 AprilFriday 8 July

Third Clinical Year

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Monday 2 August Wednesday 22 December 
Hilary 2022Tuesday 4 JanuaryThursday 14 April
Trinity 2022Tuesday 19 AprilFriday 1 July

Graduate-entry Medicine

(i) First year

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Friday 24 September Saturday 4 December 
Hilary 2022Monday 10 JanuarySaturday 19 March
Trinity 2022Sunday 24 AprilSaturday 2 July

(ii) Second year

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Friday 27 August Thursday 16 December 
Hilary 2022See 'Year 1 Clinical Course' See 'Year 1 Clinical Course' 
Trinity 2022See 'Year 1 Clinical Course' See 'Year 1 Clinical Course' 

(iii) Third year

As for 'Year 2 Clinical course for the Second BM' (see above)

(iv) Fourth year

As for 'Year 3 Clinical course for the Second BM' (see above)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Monday 13 September Friday 10 December 
Hilary 2022Monday 3 JanuaryFriday 8 April
Trinity 2022Monday 25 April  Friday 24 June

MBA candidates  

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Monday 20 September   Friday 17 December 
Hilary 2022Monday 10 JanuaryFriday 1 April
Trinity 2022Monday 25 April  Friday 1 July
Long Vacation 2022 Monday 4 JulyFriday 2 September

September Session
(Capstone) 2022 

Monday 5 SeptemberSaturday 10 September

Master in Public Policy (MPP) Candidates

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Monday 27 September Friday 17 December 
Hilary 2022Monday 10 January Friday 18 March
Trinity 2022Monday 18 April  Friday 17 June
Summer Project 2022* Monday 20 June   Thursday 1 September 

* 6 weeks between these dates.

The above dates are provisional and subject to minor changes. Please contact the departmental administrator for further information.

Dates of Term 2021–25

Please note, the University makes a distinction between dates of term (below) and dates of full term (published above). For further details, please see the Regulations on the number and length of terms.

Fixed dates

YearTermFromTo
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Friday 1 OctoberFriday 17 December
Hilary 2022Friday 7 JanuaryFriday 25 March
Trinity 2022Wednesday 20 AprilWednesday 6 July
2022-23Michaelmas 2022Saturday 1 OctoberSaturday 17 December
Hilary 2023Saturday 7 JanuarySaturday 25 March
Trinity 2023Thursday 20 AprilThursday 6 July

Provisional dates

YearTerm From To
2023-24Michaelmas 2023Sunday 1 OctoberSunday 17 December
Hilary 2024Sunday 7 JanuarySaturday 23 March
Trinity 2024Saturday 20 AprilSaturday 6 July
2024-25Michaelmas 2024Tuesday 1 OctoberTuesday 17 December
Hilary 2025Tuesday 7 JanuaryWednesday 25 March
Trinity 2025Wednesday 23 AprilSunday 6 July

Dates of Encaenia

  • Wednesday, 22 September 2021
  • Wednesday 22 June 2022
  • Wednesday 21 June 2023

Provisional Dates

  • Wednesday 19 June 2024
  • Wednesday 25 June 2025
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