Academic Calendars

Here you can access Academic Calendar information for students. Please check the starting dates for each of your courses as they will vary depending on the specific teaching period offered. Most teaching periods fall between early March and late November, in Semesters 1 and 2. Summer Term offers a limited range of courses in December and January.

UNSW Academic Calendar

This calendar is for all students except AGSM MBAFaculty of Medicine and UNSW Canberra.

Academic Year201520162017*
Summer Term1 Dec 2014-
8 Feb 2015
30 Nov 2015-
15 Feb 2016
28 Nov 20 16-
3 Feb 2017
Teaching period U11 Dec - 8 Feb30 Nov - 7 Feb28 Nov - 3 Feb
Teaching period U1C8 Dec - 1 Feb7 Dec - 31 Jan5 Dec - 27 Jan
Christmas / New Year recess20 Dec - 4 Jan22 Dec - 3 JanTBC
Teaching period U1B5 Jan - 1 Feb4-31 Jan3-27 Jan
Study period U1B, U1C2 Feb - 5 Feb1-4 Feb28 Jan - 2 Feb
Study period U19-12 Feb8-11 Feb4-9 Feb
Exams U1B, U1C6-10 Feb5-9 Feb3-7 Feb*
Exams U113-16 Feb12-15 Feb10-13 Feb*
Semester 12 Mar-
29 Jun 2015
29 Feb-
27 Jun 2016
27 Feb-
26 Jun 2017
O-Week23-27 Feb22-26 Feb20-24 Feb
Teaching period T12 Mar - 7 Jun29 Feb - 5 Jun27 Feb - 2 Jun
Teaching period T1A9 Mar - 26 Apr7 Mar - 24 Apr6 Mar - 13 Apr
Mid - semester break3-12 Apr25 Mar - 3 Apr14-23 Apr
Teaching period T1B27 Apr - 7 Jun26 Apr - 5 Jun24 Apr - 2 Jun
Study period T16-11 Jun6-9 Jun3-8 Jun
Exams T112-29 Jun10-27 Jun9-26 Jun
Mid-year recess30 Jun - 26 Jul28 Jun - 24 Jul27 Jun - 23 Jul
Semester 2 27 Jul-
24 Nov 2015
25 Jul-
22 Nov 2016
24 Jul-
21 Nov 2017
O-Week22-24 Jul20-22 Jul19-21 Jul
Teaching period T227 Jul - 1 Nov25 Jul - 30 Oct24 Jul - 27 Oct
Teaching period T2A3 Aug - 13 Sep1 Aug - 11 Sep31 Jul - 8 Sep
Mid - semester break26 Sep - 5 Oct24 Sep - 2 Oct23 Sep - 2 Oct
Teaching period T2B14 Sep - 1 Nov12 Sep - 30 Oct11 Sep - 27 Oct
Teaching period T2C28 Sep - 20 Dec26 Sep - 18 Dec*2 Oct - 22 Dec
Study period T231 Oct - 5 Nov31 Oct - 3 Nov28 Oct - 2 Nov
Exams T26-21 Nov4-22 Nov*3-21 Nov

*  Subject to final approval

What are T1, T2A, U1B etc?

Some of the dates on this page include abbreviations (such as T1, T2, U1 etc) that refer to specific periods of teaching in each semester. These abbreviations are explained on the Teaching Periods page.

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