Exam Timetable

On this page you can access information about your personalised exam timetable. The exam timetable gives you the date, time and location of all your exams. UNSW generally holds exams three times a year at the end of Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer Term, from Monday to Saturday, with 3 sessions a day. The dates of each exam period are published on the Dates for exams and Academic Calendar pages.

Your exam timetable

URGENT changes to timetable

When the timetable is released

The release dates for Provisional and Final exam timetables are listed on the Dates for exams page.

The Exam timetable is released via myUNSW and is personalised for each student. You must view your personal timetable and attend the time, date and exam venue that appears on myUNSW. Your exam timetable is published on myUNSW in April for Semester 1 and in September for Semester 2.

Students who do not attend the correct venue disadvantage fellow students and may face Academic Misconduct.

Timetable clashes

An exam clash occurs when you have 2 exams scheduled at the same time. You do not need to notify the Exams Team of a clash.

Exams Team will notify you

If your clash cannot be resolved, an email will be sent to your UNSW Email account about 2 weeks prior to the commencement of exams, informing you of the arrangements for your clashing exams. If you haven't received an email 1 week before the exams, please contact the Exams Team.

Alternative arrangements

If your exam timetable produces a clash, we will reschedule one of your exams for the morning or afternoon of the same day. You will need to bring your lunch and any study materials with you, as you will be required to remain under supervision in the clash exam room for the whole day. You will not be permitted to use any electronic devices during this time. This includes computers, mobile phones and tablets.

Timetable rules

  • Last week of a teaching period
    No exam worth 20% or more of the assessment in a course may be scheduled in the final week of a standard teaching period. Study for these tasks inevitably affects other work undertaken during this period, including the preparation for formal exams.
  • Study break period
    No assessment tasks may be set with submission dates in the study break period before the formal exam period. Study for these tasks inevitably affects other work undertaken during this period, including the preparation for formal exams.
  • School (internal) exams
    Schools usually hold their exams during scheduled class time. In general school exams cannot be held in the last teaching week of semester. Any formal assessment scheduled by schools during the examination period must be included on the UNSW exam timetable.
  • Alternative venues
    With due notice, UNSW has the right to conduct exams in alternative suitable space either on, or within a reasonable distance of, the campus. If an exam cannot be held because of unforeseen circumstances (e.g. a bomb threat or fire/storm damage to an exam room), the exam may be rescheduled within that designated exam period. It is recommended that students be available for the duration of the exam period.
  • Maximum exams per day
    Students should not normally be required to sit more than 2 exams in a day.

Can I sit exam off-campus?

Except in the case of students enrolled in external courses, exams will not be permitted away from the campus unless the candidate is engaged in compulsory industrial training.

Scheduling based on religious principles

UNSW recognises that there are students whose religious faith prohibits them sitting exams during certain periods, or on particular holy days. Wherever possible, UNSW will attempt to accommodate students so that they may fulfil both their religious and university obligations.

If your exams are administered by the Exams Team and they conflict with your religious obligations, complete a Request for Alternative Exam Arrangements for Religious Reasons Form and return it to the Exams Team no later than 2 weeks after the final exam timetable is published.


If you have any questions please contact the Exams Team.

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