Academic Calendar

Here are term dates for the main UNSW Academic Calendar. Please check the starting dates for each of your courses in the Class Timetable as they will vary depending on the teaching period.

This calendar is for all students except: Study Abroad & Exchange, AGSM MBA, Medicine (undergraduate), UNSW Canberra, Higher Degree Research, Hexamester Calendar.

Summer Term

YEAR20212022
Summer Term4 Jan - 6 Feb4 Jan - 7 Feb
Teaching period U14 Jan - 5 Feb4 Jan - 4 Feb
UNSW Shutdown19 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021TBC
Exams U16 Feb5 Feb - 7 Feb

Term 1

YEAR20212022
Term 115 Feb - 13 May
14 Feb - 12 May
O-Week8 Feb - 12 Feb7 Feb - 13 Feb (TBC)
Teaching period T115 Feb - 23 Apr14 Feb - 22 Apr
Flexibility week T1 22 Mar - 28 Mar21 Mar - 27 Mar
Teaching period T1A15 Feb - 19 Mar14 Feb - 18 Mar
Teaching period T1B22 Mar - 23 Apr21 Mar - 22 Apr
Study period T124 Apr - 29 Apr23 Apr - 28 Apr
Exams T130 Apr - 13 May29 Apr - 12 May (TBC)
Teaching period T1C3 May - 28 May2 May - 27 May
Term break14 May - 30 May13 May - 29 May

Term 2

YEAR20212022
Term 231 May - 26 Aug
30 May - 25 Aug
O-Week25 May - 28 May23 May - 29 May (TBC)
Teaching period T231 May - 6 Aug30 May - 5 Aug
Flexibility week T2 5 Jul - 11 Jul4 Jul - 10 Jul
Teaching period T2A31 May - 2 Jul30 May - 1 Jul
Teaching period T2B5 Jul - 6 Aug4 Jul - 5 Aug
Study period T27 Aug - 12 Aug6 Aug - 11 Aug
Exams T213 Aug - 26 Aug12 Aug - 25 Aug (TBC)
Teaching period T2C16 Aug - 10 Sep15 Aug - 9 Sep
Term break27 Aug - 12 Sep26 Aug - 11 Sep

Term 3

YEAR20212022
Term 313 Sep - 9 Dec
12 Sep - 8 Dec
O-Week8 Sep - 10 Sep5 Sep - 11 Sep (TBC)
Teaching period T313 Sep - 19 Nov12 Sep - 18 Nov
Flexibility week T3 18 Oct - 24 Oct17 Oct - 23 Oct
Teaching period T3A13 Sep - 15 Oct12 Sep - 14 Oct
Teaching period T3B18 Oct - 19 Nov17 Oct - 18 Nov
Study period T320 Nov - 25 Nov19 Nov - 24 Nov
Exams T326 Nov - 9 Dec25 Nov - 8 Dec (TBC)
Teaching period T3C22 Nov - 17 Dec21 Nov - 16 Dec

Notes

  • Standard university teaching hours are:
    Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm. If you are enrolled in a class taught in non-standard hours or format (e.g. on weekends or in intensive format), you should refer to the teaching start and end dates on your myUNSW class timetable (or as advised by your course convenor) as these may differ from the standard calendar dates listed above.
  • What are T1, T2A, U1 etc?
    Some of the dates on this page include abbreviations that refer to specific periods of teaching in each term/semester. These abbreviations are explained on the Teaching Periods page.

Key dates

Here you can find the key administration dates (other than the term dates listed above) for managing your program: