Winter Vacation Information for Applicants

Updated on 9 December 2020

The University closes over the Christmas and New Year period. Find out when we reopen, and how to avoid delays to your application.

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When we are closed

Closed: Wednesday 23 December 17:00 GMT

Open: Tuesday 5 January 09:00 GMT

Emails, social media messages, and telephone calls will not be answered and applications will not be processed during this period.

UK/EU applicants starting in January 2021

If you have not received your Admissions Letter by Wednesday 23 December, we will email it to you on Wednesday 6 January 2021.

Online matriculation will open in eVision from Tuesday 5 January 2021 and teaching starts on Monday 18 January 2021.

International applicants starting in January 2021

To guarantee receiving your Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) before we close for the holiday, log in to My Applications on eVision and complete these tasks before the dates shown:

The last day that we will issue a CAS before we close for the holiday is Wednesday 23 December 2020.

Even if you will initially study online from home in January and do not yet need a visa, you will need to complete these tasks before you can matriculate online (register as a student). Online matriculation will open in eVision from Tuesday 5 January 2021 and teaching starts on Monday 18 January 2021.

We will not be able to respond to any email enquiries relating to your visa or your application until we reopen on Tuesday 5 January 2021. We will continue to issue CAS when we reopen in January, but we encourage you to complete all actions by the dates shown above. We will prioritise applicants who are due to join us in January when we return.

Student visa enquiries

New students arriving in January 2021

Find out how to travel to Dundee, what you need to bring, and the events for your first week on our Welcome pages. Information will continue to be added to these pages.

Moving into University accommodation January 2021

You can move into University accommodation from Saturday 9 January. If you are arriving from a country outside the UK you may have to self-isolate in your accommodation for 14 days.

Find out more at the Moving in page

You can find out information about local private landlords on the students’ union accommodation pages

If you have an interview in January 2021

If you have any queries about your applicant interview, please send them to and the team will respond on Tuesday 5 January. Please do not worry if your interview is soon, we will ensure we action your query in time.

Current students

This year, some University services will be open during the festive period to support students who are staying in Dundee. Our Festive pages gives information on events and activities that are taking place for current students over the holiday period.

The Enquiry Centre will be open from 11:00 to 13:00 on each of the following days:

  • 24, 28, 29, 30, 31 December
  • 4 January 2021

As usual, the Main Library is open every day for the duration of the Winter Vacation.

On-campus emergencies should, as usual, be directed through the University's Security Team who will either call emergency services or if appropriate will call a senior member of the Student Services Team for advice and support.

University Campus security (emergencies): +44 (0)1382 384141

Residences out of hours (Sanctuary): +44 (0)7776 298696


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