Exam dates and assessment deadlines

Find out when your assessment periods and deadlines are, how to access your exam timetables and how to request specific adjustments for your exams.

Assessment periods for 2020 / 21 academic year

The University's main assessment periods for the forthcoming academic year are:

· Half year assessment period: 18 January – 29 January 2021

· Main assessment period: 17 May - 11 June 2021

· Resit assessment period: 23 August - 3 September 2021

All students are required to be available to sit their examinations for the entire published period. Examinations may be scheduled during the day, Saturdays or on a day where you may not usually attend classes.

Some Schools may also hold other exams outside the above periods, please consult your local Subject or School Administrator for further clarification.

Wherever possible, we attempt to provide students a minimum of a day in between each examination. All attempts are made to ensure that students have a spread of examination dates throughout the assessment period.

Final year undergraduate exams are usually assigned during the first two weeks of the main assessment period.

Religious Commitments

If you have any religious commitments that prevent you from sitting exams on a particular day of the week, please email reg.examinations@ntu.ac.uk

Whilst we cannot guarantee that exams can be avoided during these periods, Academic Registry will make every attempt to schedule exams around commitments, where notified in time.

In order for religious commitments to be taken into account when scheduling exams, notification must be received at the above email address by the 26 October 2020. Requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed.

Personalised exam plans (PEPs)

If you require any specific adjustments for your exams, due to a disability, injury or ongoing condition which could affect your exam performance, you must contact the Student Services team for an assessment of your requirements.

Student Services will then pass on any recommendations to Academic Registry who will put the adjustments in place. We advise you to contact Student Services as soon as possible on commencement of your course to ensure enough time for the necessary adjustments to be considered and the correct paperwork submitted.

Recommendations received after the deadlines shown below cannot be guaranteed. In such cases recommendations will be put in place for the following exam period.

Deadlines for submission of arrangements:
Assessment period Deadline for receipt of paperwork from Student Support
Half-year 4 December 2020
Main 25 February 2021
Resit examinations 7 July 2021

When can I view my exam timetable?

Timetables are usually published on NOW, confirming exam dates and times as shown below:

  • Half-year examinations: First week in December
  • Main examination period: Third week in March
  • Resit examinations: Third week in July

Venues are normally added three to six weeks before your exam date, depending on the time of year.

  • Last updated: 15/10/2020