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Key dates in our academic calendar

Coursework and research dates, enrolments, payments due, census dates, exams, public holidays and more.

The calendar here shows some of the most important dates in our academic year. Below that are specific dates for enrolment, payments due, research and session dates (including last days to add or withdraw from units of study). You can also find information on dates at:

Important dates, 2017
1 Jan New Year's Day
3 Jan University reopens
4 Jan Summer School begins
5 Jan Info Day
26 Jan Australia Day
27 Feb Orientation Week (27 February - 3 March)
3 Mar Summer School ends
6 Mar Lectures begin (Semester 1)
31 Mar Census date (Semester 1)
14 Apr Good Friday
14 Apr Universities Australia common vacation week/non-teaching Easter period begins
17 Apr Easter Monday
22 Apr Universities Australia common vacation week/non-teaching Easter period ends
25 Apr ANZAC Day
9 Jun Last day of lectures (Semester 1)
12 Jun Study vacation begins
12 Jun Queen's Birthday
16 Jun Study vacation ends
19 Jun Examination period begins
1 Jul Examination period ends
1 Jul Semester 1 ends
3 Jul Universities Australia common vacation week begins
3 Jul Winter School begins
7 Jul Universities Australia common vacation week ends
28 Jul Winter School ends
31 Jul Lectures begin (Semester 2)
31 Aug Census date (Semester 2)
25 Sep Universities Australia common vacation week begins
29 Sep Universities Australia common vacation week ends
3 Nov Last day of lectures (Semester 2)
6 Nov Study vacation begins
10 Nov Study vacation ends
13 Nov Examination period begins
25 Nov   Examination period ends
25 Nov Semester 2 ends
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Boxing Day

2017 additional dates

Enrolment - continuing and recommencing coursework students

Online re-enrolment for 2017 will open progressively from the following dates.

To begin re-enrolment, log in to Sydney Student.

Student cohort Opens Last day to enrol
2017 continuing students (exceptions apply) From 7 Dec 2016 (after your results are available) 3 Mar
Students recommencing in Semester 1 2017 28 Nov 2016 3 Mar
Students recommencing in Semester 2 2017 13 Jun 28 Jul

Non-standard re-enrolment dates - Continuing coursework students, Semester 1

If you’re undertaking one of the courses below, you’ll be invited to re-enrol for 2017 from the following dates.

Course Opens Last day to enrol
Business School
Executive Master of Business Administration From 12 Dec  3 Mar
Faculty of Education & Social Work
Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Aboriginal Studies) From 12 Dec 20 Feb
Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Faculty of Dentistry
Bachelor of Oral Health From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology) From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine) From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery) From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Special Care Dentistry) From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Doctor of Dental Medicine From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Sydney Law School
All graduate diploma and master’s courses From 7 Dec*

31 May (domestic students)

31 Mar (international students)

Postgraduate cross-institutional From 7 Dec* 31 May
Postgraduate non-degree From 7 Dec* 31 May
Sydney Medical School
Doctor of Medicine From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Sydney Nursing School
Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration From 7 Dec* 20 Jan
Faculty of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management From 12 December 3 Mar
Faculty of Science
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Faculty of Veterinary Science
Bachelor of Veterinary Science From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine From 12 Dec 3 Mar
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine From 12 Dec 3 Mar

*After your results are available.

Enrolment - commencing coursework students

Online enrolment will open on the following dates. Please note that exceptions apply.

To begin enrolment, log in to Sydney Student.

Student cohort Opens Last day to enrol
Students starting in Semester 1 28 Nov 2016 3 Mar
Students starting in Semester 2 13 Jun 28 Jul

Non-standard enrolment dates - Semester 1

Course Opens Last day to enrol
Faculty of Education & Social Work
Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Languages Education 28 Nov 16 Jan
Master of Indigenous Languages Education 28 Nov 16 Jan
Sydney Law School

Juris Doctor

28 Nov

15 Feb

All graduate diploma and master’s courses

28 Nov

31 May (domestic students)

31 Mar (international students)

Postgraduate cross-institutional

28 Nov

31 May

Postgraduate non-degree

28 Nov

31 May

Sydney Medical School
Doctor of Medicine

5 Dec 

20 Jan

Master of International Public Health 5 Jan

10 Mar

Master of Public Health 5 Jan 10 Mar
Sydney Nursing School
Bachelor of Nursing Post Registration 28 Nov

20 Jan

Non-standard enrolment dates - Semester 2

Course Opens Last day to enrol
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Diploma of Language Studies

13 Jun

18 Nov

Enrolment - postgraduate research students

Student cohort Opens Last day to enrol
Research Period 1 (all students) 28 Nov 2016 31 Jan
Students starting or recommencing in Research Period 2 1 Feb 31 Mar
Students starting or recommencing in Research Period 3 1 Apr 31 Aug
Students starting or recommencing in Research Period 4 1 Sep 31 Oct

To begin enrolment, log in to Sydney Student.

Session dates - coursework students

LDA = Last day to add or enrol in a unit of study
Census date = Last day to withdraw from a unit of study without financial penalty
DC = Last date to Discontinue not to count as failure a unit of study
DF = Last date to Discontinue fail a unit of study

Coursework dates – Semester 1, 2017

Session name and code Teaching start LDA date Census date DC date DF date Teaching end
Semester 1 (S1C) 6 Mar 17 Mar 31 Mar 28 Apr 9 Jun 11 Jun
Summer early (S1NSEA) 28 Nov 16 26 Nov 16 3 Jan 13 Jan 22 Jan 26 Feb
Intensive January (S1CIJA)

3 Jan

12 Jan

27 Jan

3 Feb

5 Feb

5 Feb

Summer main (S1NSMA)

9 Jan

8 Dec

18 Jan

21 Jan

28 Feb

26 Feb

Summer late (S1NSLA)

16 Jan

4 Jan

30 Jan

27 Jan

3 Feb

26 Feb

Intensive February (S1CIFE)

23 Jan

22 Jan

24 Feb

2 Mar

4 Mar

5 Mar

MBA Session 1 (S1CMBA) 30 Jan 10 Feb 23 Feb 16 Mar 28 Apr 30 Apr
Intensive March (S1CIMR)

20 Feb

19 Feb

31 Mar

6 Apr

9 Apr

9 Apr

Session 1 early (S1CG)

6 Mar

26 Feb

22 Mar

29 Mar

5 Apr

28 May

Semester 1A (S1CRA)

6 Mar

11 Mar

31 Mar

15 Apr

19 Apr

30 Apr

Intensive April (S1CIAP)

27 Mar

18 Mar

28 Apr

2 May

4 May

7 May

Semester 1B (S1CRB)

24 Apr

8 May

14 May

15 May

5 Jun

11 Jun

Intensive May (S1CIMY)

24 Apr

22 Apr

31 May

6 Jun

7 Jun

4 Jun

Intensive June (S1IJN)

29 May

20 May

23 Jun

28 Jun

30 Jun

9 Jul

Coursework dates – Semester 2, 2017

Session name and code Teaching start LDA date Census date DC date DF date Teaching end
Semester 2 (S2C)

31 Jul

11 Aug

31 Aug

15 Sep

3 Nov

5 Nov

Intensive July (S2CIJL)

26 Jun

17 Jun

28 Jul

4 Aug

6 Aug

6 Aug

Winter Law (S2CRW1)

3 Jul

TBA

14 Jul

18 Jul

19 Jul

30 Jul

Winter main (S2NWMA)

3 Jul

6 Jul

10 Jul

10 Jul

17 Jul

30 Jul

Session 2 early (S2CG)

24 Jul

29 Jul

9 Aug

8 Aug

10 Aug

15 Oct

Intensive August (S2CIAU)

24 Jul

5 Aug

31 Aug

6 Sep

7 Sep

10 Sep

Semester 2A (S2CRA)

31 Jul

5 Aug

31 Aug

5 Sep

7 Sep

17 Sep

Intensive September (S2CISE)

28 Aug

19 Aug

29 Sep

6 Oct

7 Oct

8 Oct

MBA session 2 (S2CMBA)

28 Aug

8 Sep

21 Sep

12 Oct 23 Nov

26 Nov

Semester 2B (S2CRB)

11 Sep

19 Sep

8 Oct

26 Sep

30 Oct

5 Nov

Intensive October (S2CIOC)

25 Sep

30 Sep

31 Oct

4 Nov

7 Nov

5 Nov

Intensive November (S2CINO)

23 Oct

7 Nov

30 Nov

5 Dec

7 Dec

10 Dec

Summer Law 3 (S2CRS3)

27 Nov

TBA

4 Dec

5 Dec

6 Dec

15 Dec

Intensive December (S2CIDE)

27 Nov

18 Nov

8 Dec

14 Dec

16 Dec

24 Dec

Research dates - postgraduate research students

Research dates 2017

Session name and code Teaching start Census date Teaching end
Research 1 (S1CRR1) 1 Jan 31 Jan 28 Feb
Research 2 (S1CRR2) 1 Mar 31 Mar 30 Jun
Research 3 (S2CRR3) 1 Jul 31 Aug 30 Sep
Research 4 (S2CRR4) 1 Oct 31 Oct 31 Dec

Payment dates

Session name and code Payment due (domestic students) Payment due (international students)
Semester 1 (S1C) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Summer early (S1NSEA) Three days after enrolment
Summer main (S1NSMA) Three days after enrolment
Summer late (S1NSLA) Three days after enrolment
Intensive January (S1CIJA) 15 Jan 28 Dec 2016
Research Period 1 19 Jan 1 Jan
MBA Session 1 11 Feb 24 Jan
Intensive February (S1CIFE) 12 Feb 25 Jan
Session 1 Early (S1CG) 10 Mar 20 Feb
Semester 1A (S1CRA) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Research Period 2 (S1CRR2) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Intensive March (S1CIMR) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Intensive April (S1CIAP) 16 Apr 29 Mar
Semester 1B (S1CRB) 2 May 14 Apr
Intensive May (S1CIMY) 19 May 1 May
Intensive June (S1CIJN) 11 Jun  24 May
SSA fee, Semester 1 SSAFS1) 2 Jun 2 Jun
Semester 2 (S2C)
19 Aug 1 Aug
Winter Law (S2 CRW1) 2 Jul 14 Jun
Winter Main (S2NWMA) Three days after enrolment
Intensive July (S2CIJL) 16 Jul 28 Jun
Session 2 Early (S2CG) 28 Jul 10 Jul
Intensive August (S2CIAU) 19 Aug 1 Aug
Semester 2A (S2CRA) 19 Aug 1 Aug
Research Period 3 (S2CRR3) 19 Aug 1 Aug
MBA Session 2 9 Sep 22 Aug
Intensive September (S2CISE) 17 Sep 30 Aug
Semester 2B (S2CRB) 26 Sep 8 Sep
Intensive October (S2CIOC) 19 Oct 1 Oct
Research Period 4 (S2CRR4) 19 Oct 1 Oct
Intensive November (S2CINO) 18 Nov 31 Oct
Summer Law (S2CRS3) 22 Nov 4 Nov
Intensive December (S2CIDE) 26 Nov 8 Nov
SSAF Semester 2 (SSAFS2) 2 Nov 2 Nov

2016 additional dates

Payment dates

Session name and code Payment due (domestic students) Payment due (international students)
Semester 1 (S1C) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Summer Early (S1NSEA) 3 days after enrolment
Summer Main (S1NSMA)
Summer Late (S1NSLA)
Intensive January (S1CIJA) 17 Jan 30 Dec 2015
Research Period 1 19 Jan 1 Jan
Intensive February (S1CIFE) 14 Feb 27 Jan
Session 1 Early (S1CG) 4 Mar 15 Feb
Intensive March (S1CIMR) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Semester 1A (S1CRA) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Research Period 2 (S1CRR2) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Intensive April (S1CIAP) 15 Apr 28 Mar
Semester 1B (S1CRB) 26 Apr 8 Apr
Intensive May (S1CIMY) 19 May 1 May
Intensive June (S1CIJN) 11 Jun 24 May
SSA fee, Semester 1 SSAFS1) 2 Jun 2 Jun
Semester 2 (S2C)
19 Aug 1 Aug
Winter Law (S2 CRW1) 26 Jun 8 Jun
Winter Main (S2NWMA) Three days after enrolment
Intensive July (S2CIJL) 19 Jul 1 Jul
Session 2 Early (S2CG) 22 Jul 4 Jul
Intensive August (S2CIAU) 19 Aug 1 Aug
Semester 2A (S2CRA) 19 Aug 1 Aug
Research Period 3 (S2CRR3) 19 Aug 1 Aug
Semester 2B (S2CRB) 13 Sep 26 Aug
Intensive September (S2CISE) 18 Sep 31 Aug
Intensive October (S2CIOC) 19 Oct 1 Oct
Research Period 4 (S2CRR4) 19 Oct 1 Oct
Summer Law (S2CRS3) 16 Nov 29 Oct
Intensive November (S2CINO) 18 Nov 31 Oct
Intensive December (S2CIDE) 28 Nov 10 Nov
SSAF Semester 2 (SSAFS2) 2 Nov 2 Nov