UNSW Canberra Key Dates

Here you will find important dates for UNSW Canberra students, including semester start and end dates, enrolment deadlines, public holiday compensation, examination and result dates.


Key Semester Dates

Semester 1

Applications for S1 postgraduate study close7 March24 February
Non-Defence Orientation Day28 February27 February
Acceptance deadline4 March3 March
Semester 1 Commences5 March4 March
Last day to add S1 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline)11 March10 March
S1 fee payment due date11 March10 March
Last day to drop S1 courses without financial penalty (Census date)31 March31 March
Easter Monday PH compensation day3 AprilTBA
Provisional examination timetable released for S120 April26 April
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)29 April28 April
Last day to report exam clashes for S14 May10 May
Mid Semester Break5-20 May4-19 May
Final examination timetable released1 June31 May
Queen's Birthday PH compensation day14 JuneTBA
Semester 1 ends15 June14 June
Last day to drop S1 courses without academic failure (AW deadline)17 June16 June
S1 study recess18-22 June15-23 June
S1 examinations (UG students only)25 June - 6 July24 June - 5 July
S1 results published on myUNSW19 July18 July

Semester 2

Applications for S2 postgraduate study close15 July14 July
Acceptance deadline22 July21 July
Semester 2 Commences23 July22 July
Last day to add S2 courses via myUNSW (enrolment deadline)29 July28 July
S2 fee payment due date29 July28 July
Military Training Day14 AugustTBA
Last day to drop S2 courses without financial penalty (Census date)31 August18 August
Military Training Day5 SeptemberTBA
Provisional examination timetable released for S27 September6 September
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic penalty (NF deadline)16 September15 September
Last day to report exam clashes for S221 September20 September
Military Training Day27 SeptemberTBA
Mid Semester Break29 September - 7 October28 September - 6 October
Final examination timetable released12 October11 October
Military Training Day19 OctoberTBA
Semester 2 ends26 October25 October
Last day to drop S2 courses without academic failure (AW deadline)28 October27 October
S2 study recess27 October - 4 November26 October - 3 November
S2 examinations (UG students only)5-16 November4-15 November
S2 results published on myUNSW29 November28 November
UNSW Conferral of Degrees Ceremony12 December11 December
ADFA Graduation Parade Day13 December12 December

Compensation and Military Training Dates

Compensation and Military Training Days were introduced to spread the impact of public holidays across teaching periods for undergraduate students, given the majority of holidays fall on a Monday. The table below shows each public holiday or military training day that falls within semester 1 and 2. Each event has a corresponding compensation day.

Classes scheduled on the event day will have their class moved to the compensation day noted for that week. Consequently, classes originally scheduled on the compensation day will be lost.

Example: You have classes that fall on the Canberra Day public holiday (i.e. 12 March 2018). You will simply lose that day of teaching as the compensation day falls on 12 March. If you have classes that fall on Easter Monday, instead of losing that day of teaching, your timetable for the Monday will be moved to Tuesday 3 April. Classes originally scheduled for Tuesday the 3 April will be lost that week.

Military Training Days are non-teaching days. Trainee Officers have military commitments on these days whilst non-military students will have a class free day.

Compensation/Military Days S1 2018

EventDateCompensation day
Canberra DayMonday 12 MarchMonday lost - 12 March
Good FridayFriday 30 MarchFriday lost - 30 March
Easter MondayMonday 2 AprilTuesday lost - 3 April
ANZAC DayWednesday 25 AprilWednesday lost - 25 April
Reconciliation DayMonday 28 MayMonday lost - 28 May
Queen's BirthdayMonday 11 JuneThursday lost - 14 June

Compensation/Military Days S2 2018

EventDateCompensation day
Labour DayMonday 1 OctoberNo compensation day - occurs during study recess
Military Training DayTuesday 14 AugustTuesday lost - 14 August
Military Training DayWednesday 5 SeptemberWednesday lost - 5 September
Military Training DayThursday 27 SeptemberThursday lost - 27 September
Military Training DayFriday 19 OctoberFriday lost - 19 October

Higher Degree Research Dates

Application deadlines - Please refer to: https://research.unsw.edu.au/key-dates
Semester 1 arrival dateNo later than 31 March
Last day for thesis submission (w/out enrolling for semester 1)31 March
Semester 2 arrival dateNo later than 31 August
Last day for thesis submission (w/out enrolling for semester 2)31 August