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Key dates in our 2015/2016 academic calendar
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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, 2015
27 Jul Semester 2 begins
29 Aug Open Day
31 Aug HECS census date (Semester 2)
28 Sep Universities Australia common vacation week begins
2 Oct Universities Australia common vacation week ends
5 Oct Labour Day
8 Oct Personalised examination timetable released
30 Oct Last day of lectures (Semester 2)
2 Nov Study vacation begins
6 Nov Study vacation ends
9 Nov Examination period begins
21 Nov Examination period ends
21 Nov Semester 2 ends
8 Dec Semester 2 results released
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Boxing Day
Important dates, 2016
1 Jan New Year's Day
5 Jan Summer School begins
26 Jan Australia Day
26 Feb Summer School ends
29 Feb Lectures begin (Semester 1)
25 Mar Good Friday
25 Mar Universities Australia common vacation week/non-teaching Easter period begins
28 Mar Easter Monday
31 Mar HECS census date (Semester 1)
1 Apr Universities Australia common vacation week/non-teaching Easter period ends
25 Apr ANZAC Day
3 Jun Last day of lectures
6 Jun Study vacation begins
10 Jun Study vacation ends
13 Jun Examination period begins
25 Jun Examination period ends
25 Jun Semester 1 ends
4 Jul Universities Australia common vacation begins
8 Jul Universities Australia common vacation week ends
25 Jul Lectures begin (Semester 2)
26 Sep Universities Australia common vacation week begins
30 Sep Universities Australia common vacation week ends
28 Oct Last day of lectures (Semester 2)
31 Oct Study vacation begins
4 Nov Study vacation ends
7 Nov Examination period begins
19 Nov Examination period ends
19 Nov Semester 2 ends
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Boxing Day

2015 additional dates

Enrolment

Enrolment for coursework students starting (or recommencing) their studies in Semester 2 is now closed. Some exceptions apply.

Enrolment remains open for:

  • HDR candidates starting in Research Period 3.

Enrolment for HDR candidates starting in Research Period 4 will open on Tuesday 1 September.

If enrolment has closed for your course, your offer to study will expire and you will need to submit a new application at a later time.

To begin enrolment, log in to Sydney Student.

Session dates – for coursework students

LDA = Last day to add or enrol for a unit of study
Census date = Last day to withdraw from a unit of study without financial penalty
DC = Last date to Discontinue Not Fail a unit of study
DF = Last date to Discontinue Fail a unit of study

Coursework dates – Semester 2

Session name and code Teaching start LDA date Census date DC date DF date Teaching end
Semester 2 (S2C) 27 Jul 7 Aug 31 Aug 11 Sep 30 Oct 1 Nov
Winter Main (S2NWMA) 29 Jun TBA 6 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 26 Jul
Intensive July (S2CIJL) 22 Jun 19 Jun 10 Jul 4 Aug 7 Aug 9 Aug
Session 2 Early (S2CG) 20 Jul 31 Jul 5 Aug 10 Aug 12 Aug 11 Oct
Intensive August (S2CIAU) 27 Jul 7 Aug 14 Aug 4 Sep 11 Sep 6 Sep
Semester 2A (S2CRA) 27 Jul 7 Aug 31 Aug 1 Sep 2 Sep 13 Sep
Intensive September (S2CISE) 24 Aug 21 Aug 11 Sep 2 Oct 6 Oct 11 Oct
Intensive October (S2CIOC) 21 Sep 2 Oct 9 Oct 4 Nov 6 Nov 8 Nov
Semester 2B (S2CRB) 7 Sep 21 Sep 27 Sep 28 Sep 1 Nov 1 Nov
Intensive November (S2CINO) 26 Oct 30 Oct 13 Nov 2 Dec 4 Dec 6 Dec
Intensive December (S2CIDE) 23 Nov 20 Nov 9 Dec 14 Dec 16 Dec 27 Dec

Research dates – for postgraduate research students

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 due dates

Session name and code Payment due (domestic students) Payment due (international students)
Semester 2 (S2C) 19 Aug 1 Aug
Winter Main (S2NWMA) 3 days after enrolment 3 days after enrolment
Intensive July (S2CIJL) 28 Jun 10 Jun
Winter Law (S2CRW1) 28 Jun 10 Jun
Session 2 Early (S2CG) 24 Jul 6 Jul
Intensive August (S2CIAU) 2 Aug 15 Jul
Semester 2A (S2CRA) 19 Aug 1 Aug
Research Period 3 (S2CRR3) 19 Aug 1 Aug
Intensive September (S2CISE) 30 Aug 12 Aug
Semester 2B (S2CRB) 15 Sep 28 Aug
Intensive October (S2CIOC) 27 Sep 9 Sep
Research Period 4 (S2CRR4) 19 Oct 1 Oct
Intensive November (S2CINO) 1 Nov 14 Oct
Summer Law 3 (S2CRS3) 18 Nov 31 Oct
Intensive December (S2CIDE) 27 Nov 9 Nov
SSA fee, Semester 2 (SSAFS2) 2 Nov 2 Nov