Academic Calendar

Here are 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

YEAR20202021
Summer Term6 Jan - 8 Feb4 Jan - 6 Feb
Teaching period U16 Jan - 8 Feb4 Jan - 5 Feb
UNSW Shutdown24 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020TBC
Exams U18 Feb 20206 Feb (TBC)

Term 1

YEAR20202021
Term 117 Feb - 15 May15 Feb - 13 May
O-Week10 Feb - 13 Feb8 Feb - 12 Feb
Teaching period T117 Feb - 28 Apr15 Feb - 23 Apr
Flexibility week T1 N/A22 Mar - 28 Mar
Teaching period T1A17 Feb - 20 Mar15 Feb - 19 Mar
Teaching period T1B23 Mar - 24 Apr22 Mar - 23 Apr
Study period T129 Apr - 1 May24 Apr - 29 Apr
Exams T12 May - 15 May30 Apr - 13 May
Teaching period T1C4 May - 29 May3 May - 28 May
Term break16 May - 31 May14 May - 30 May

Term 2

YEAR20202021
Term 21 June - 27 Aug31 May - 26 Aug
O-Week26 May - 29 May25 May - 28 May
Teaching period T21 June - 10 Aug31 May - 6 Aug
Flexibility week T2 N/A5 Jul - 11 Jul
Teaching period T2A1 June - 3 July31 May - 2 Jul
Teaching period T2B6 July - 7 August5 Jul - 6 Aug
Study period T211 Aug - 13 Aug7 Aug - 12 Aug
Exams T214 Aug - 27 Aug13 Aug - 26 Aug
Teaching period T2C17 Aug - 11 Sep16 Aug - 10 Sep
Term break28 Aug - 13 Sep27 Aug - 12 Sep

Term 3

YEAR20202021
Term 314 Sep - 10 Dec13 Sep - 9 Dec
O-Week9 Sep - 11 Sep7 Sep - 9 Sep (TBC)
Teaching period T314 Sep - 20 Nov13 Sep - 19 Nov
Flexibility week T3 N/A18 Oct - 24 Oct
Teaching period T3A14 Sep - 16 Oct13 Sep - 15 Oct
Teaching period T3B19 Oct - 20 Nov18 Oct - 19 Nov
Study period T321 Nov - 26 Nov20 Nov - 25 Nov
Exams T327 Nov - 10 Dec26 Nov - 9 Dec
Teaching period T3C23 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.

Key dates