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  1. Exchange and Study Abroad programme
  2. City Study Abroad Programme
  3. New Starters
  4. First few weeks
Study at City

First few weeks


Coming to study in the UK for the first time will be very different to what you are used to at home. City will organise two days of orientation for you on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September (for students starting in the autumn) or on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 January (for students starting in the spring), to introduce you to City, to ensure you know what to expect while studying, and to introduce you to each other and find out about the local area. Attendance at orientation is compulsory and students will need to ensure they are available on both days.

Welcome week

As well as the start of the Study Abroad Programme City will be welcoming all our new degree students in the week beginning 16 September (for autumn start) we will post a full schedule of events nearer the time.


Autumn start

We will send you information in July about your timetables. Classes begin on Monday 23 September, and teaching lasts until 6 December, with some exams running up until 13 December.

Spring start

We will send you information in November about your timetables. Classes begin on Monday 20 January 2020, and teaching lasts until 3 April.

For students following the short semester your assessments will be completed by 9 April. For students following the long semester your assessment will be completed by 29 May.

Add/Drop period

Although we will work with you over the summer to finalise your course schedule we have a one week add/drop period, this is particularly useful if you want to discuss your programme in person once you arrive. Add/drop will last until the end of the first week of teaching on Friday 27 September (for autumn start) or Friday 24 January. (for spring start).

Finding your way around

If this is your first time in London you will need to start exploring your new home. Visit London has ideas of traditional (and some more unusual) things to do in London, and Transport for London will provide information on getting around.