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Academic calendar

2019

Term dates
Students Lecturing staff Admin staff
First term 28 January - 20 March 14 January - 20 March 03 January
Second term 02 April - 21 June (Education Faculty: 18 June) 2 April - 21 June  
Third term 15 July (Education Faculty: 8 July) - 30 August 15 July - 30 August  
Fourth term 09 September - 06 December  09 September - 13 December (Commence again on 13 January 2020)  2 December (Commence again on 6 January 2020)

 

Assessment, study and results dates
  First semester Second semester
Assessment dates 20 May - 07 June 16 August - 30 August
28 October - 15 November
Study week 13 May - 17 May 21 October - 25 October
Results publication 21 June 29 November

Application and Enrolment Related Dates

  • Application dates:

M & D Full Research Studies: 15 March

  • January enrolment dates:

Undergraduate Studies: 7 January – 1 February
Undergraduate Studies: First Years: 14 January – 1 February
Postgraduate Studies: New Students (Course-based qualifications): 7 January – 1 March
Postgraduate Studies: New students: M & D Full Research Studies: 7 January - 31 May
Postgraduate Studies: All returning students: 7 January – 1 March

  • July enrolment dates: 17 – 19 July
  • Amendment and Cancellation of subject dates:

Additions and cancellations: 21 May
Cancellations only: 23 July

First Semester subjects: 20 March
Second Semester subjects: 30 August
September month subjects: 21 May

Cancellation of Full Studies/enrolment date: 27 September

Graduation Related Dates

Autumn Graduation date: 11, 12 April 2019

Cut-off dates for Autumn Graduation:

Application for exemptions and recognitions: 25 January
Mark changes approved by Senex: 08 February
Master’s and Doctoral candidates: 22 February

Any changes effected after these dates will stand over to
the Summer graduation

Summer Graduation: 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 December 2019

Cut-off dates for Summer Graduation:

Application for exemptions and recognitions: 30 September
Mark changes approved by SENEX: 30 September
Master’s and Doctoral candidates: 07 October

Important university dates

Africa Day: 25 May
Mandela Day: 18 July

Public holidays

1 January: New Year’ Day
2 January: University Holiday
21 March: Human Rights Day
19 April: Good Friday
22 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
01 May: Workers Day
16 June: Youth Day
17 June: Youth Day observed
09 August: Women’s Day
23 September: University Holiday
24 September: Heritage Day
16 December: Day of Reconciliation
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill