Academic Calendar

Here are the term dates for the 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, and students studying on the Hexamester Calendar.

Summer Term

YEAR201920202021
Summer Term26 Nov 2018 - 9 Feb 20196 Jan - 8 Feb4 Jan - 5 Feb
Teaching period U126 Nov 2018 - 1 Feb 20196 Jan - 8 Feb4 Jan - 5 Feb
Teaching period U1C3 Dec 2018 - 25 Jan 2019NANA
Teaching recess15 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019NANA
UNSW Shutdown20 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 201924 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020TBC
Teaching period U1B2 Jan - 1 Feb 2019NANA
Exams U1C29 Jan - 2 Feb 2019NANA
Exams U14 - 9 Feb 20198 Feb 2020TBC
Exams U1B4 - 9 Feb 2019NANA

Term 1

YEAR201920202021
Term 118 Feb - 18 May17 Feb - 15 May15 Feb - TBC
O-Week11 Feb - 15 Feb10 Feb - 13 Feb8 Feb - 12 Feb
Teaching period T118 Feb - 1 May17 Feb - 28 Apr15 Feb - 27 Apr
Teaching period T1A18 Feb - 22 Mar17 Feb - 20 Mar15 Feb - 19 Mar
Teaching period T1B25 Mar - 26 Apr23 Mar - 24 Apr22 Mar - 23 Apr
Study period T12 May - 4 May29 Apr - 1 May28 Apr - 30 Apr
Exams T16 May - 18 May2 May - 15 MayTBC
Teaching period T1CN/A4 May - 29 May3 May - 28 May
Term break19 May - 2 June16 May - 31 MayTBC

Term 2

YEAR201920202021
Term 23 June - 31 Aug1 June - 27 Aug31 May - TBC
O-WeekN/A27 May - 28 May24 May - 28 May
Teaching period T23 June - 13 Aug1 June - 10 Aug31 May - 9 Aug
Teaching period T2A3 June - 5 July1 June - 3 July31 May - 2 Jul
Teaching period T2B8 July - 9 Aug6 July - 7 August5 Jul - 6 Aug
Study period T214 Aug - 16 Aug11 Aug - 13 Aug10 Aug - 12 Aug
Exams T217 Aug - 31 Aug14 Aug - 27 AugTBC
Teaching period T2C12 Aug - 13 Sep17 Aug - 11 Sep16 Aug - 10 Sep
Term break1 Sep - 15 Sep28 Aug - 13 SepTBC

Term 3

YEAR201920202021
Term 316 Sep - 14 Dec14 Sep - 10 Dec13 Sep - TBC
O-Week11 Sep - 13 Sep9 Sep - 10 Sep6 Sep - 10 Sep
Teaching period T316 Sep - 25 Nov14 Sep - 23 Nov13 Sep - 22 Nov
Teaching period T3A16 Sep - 18 Oct14 Sep - 16 Oct13 Sep - 15 Oct
Teaching period T3B21 Oct - 22 Nov19 Oct - 20 Nov18 Oct - 19 Nov
Study period T326 Nov - 28 Nov24 Nov - 26 Nov23 Nov - 25 Nov
Exams T329 Nov - 14 Dec27 Nov - 10 DecTBC
Teaching period T3CN/A23 Nov - 18 Dec22 Nov - 17 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, U1B etc? Some of the dates on this page include abbreviations (such as T1, T2, U1) that refer to specific periods of teaching in each term/semester. These abbreviations are explained on the Teaching Periods page.

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