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Academic calendar

2018

Term dates
  Students Lecturing staff Admin staff
First term 29 January - 29 March 15 January - 29 March 3 January
Second term 10 April - 22 June 9 April - 22 June  
Third term 16 July - 31 August 16 July - 31 August   
Fourth term 10 September - 7 December 10 September - 14 December   21 December 

 

Assessment, study and results dates
  First semester Second semester
Assessment dates 18 May - 8 June 29 October - 16 November
Study week 14 - 18 May 22 October - 26 October
Results publication 22 June 30 November

Important university dates

Cut-off date for April graduation exemption and recognition applications: 26 January
Mark changes approved by Senex for April graduation: 9 February
Master's and Doctoral candidates: 23 February

Cut-off date for September graduation exemption and recognition applications: 27 July
Mark changes approved by Senex for April graduation: 8 August
Master's and Doctoral candidates: 8 August

Cut-off date for December graduation exemption and recognition applications: 1 October
Mark changes approved by Senex for April December graduation: 8 October
Master's and Doctoral candidates: 8 October

Autumn Graduation ceremonies: 19 - 20 April 
Spring Graduation ceremonies: 14 September
Africa Day: 25 May
Mandela Day: 18 July
Summer Graduation: 12 - 14 December

Public holidays

1 January: New Year's Day
2 January: University Holiday 
21 March: Human Rights Day
30 March: Good Friday
02 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
30 April: University Holiday
1 May: Workers Day
16 June: Youth Day
9 August: Women's Day
10 August: University Holiday
24 September: Heritage Day
16 December: Day of Reconciliation
17 December: Day of Reconciliataion (observed)
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill