Governance

Academic year

Further Information

  • Academic Year Planning Committee
  • University policy on the structure of the academic yearar

The following academic dates have been confirmed for the academic years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (Academic Council R134/12, R103/13, R94/14 and R49/15).

Select another year from the dropdown:

 

2016

Principal Dates Day Date UA Common
Vacation Weeks
Calendar
Weeks
First Semester begins Monday 29 February - 9
Non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 18 April (does not co-incide with UA Common week) 16
First Semester ends Friday 3 June - 22
Pre-examination study break begins Monday 6 June - 23
First Semester examinations begin Saturday 11 June - 24-25
Student Vacation begins Monday 27 June - 26-30
UA Common Vacation Week Monday 4 July 4 July 27
Second Semester begins Monday 1 August - 31
Non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 26 September 26 September 39
Second Semester ends Friday 4 November - 44
pre-examination study break begins Monday 7 November - 45
Second Semester examinations begin Saturday 12 November - 46-47
Summer Vacation begins Monday 28 November - 48

2017

Principal Dates Day Date UA Common
Vacation Weeks
Calendar
Weeks
First Semester begins Monday 27 February - 9
Easter Monday - non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 17 April 17 April 16
First Semester ends Friday 2 June - 22
Pre-examination study break begins Monday 5 June - 23
First Semester examinations begin Saturday 10 June - 24-25
Student Vacation begins Monday 26 June - 26-30
UA Common Vacation Week Monday 3 July 3 July 27
Second Semester begins Monday 31 July - 31
Non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 25 September 25 September 39
Second Semester ends Friday 3 November - 44
pre-examination study break begins Monday 6 November - 45
Second Semester examinations begin Monday 11 November - 46-47
Summer Vacation begins Monday 27 November - 48

2018

Principal Dates Day Date UA Common
Vacation Weeks
Calendar
Weeks
First Semester begins Monday 26 February - 9
Easter Monday - non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 2 April 2 April 14
First Semester ends Friday 1 June - 22
Pre-examination study break begins Monday 4 June - 23
First Semester examinations begin Friday 8 June - 24-26
Student Vacation begins Monday 25 June - 26-30
UA Common Vacation Week Monday 2 July 2 July 27
Second Semester begins Monday 30 July - 31
Non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 24 September 24 September 39
Second Semester ends Friday 2 November - 44
pre-examination study break begins Monday 5 November - 45
Second Semester examinations begin Friday 9 November - 46-47
Summer Vacation begins Monday 26 November - 48

2015

Principal Dates Day Date UA Common
Vacation Weeks
Calendar
Weeks
First Semester begins Monday 23 February - 9
Easter Monday - non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 6 April 6 April 15
First Semester ends Friday 29 May - 22
Pre-examination study break begins Monday 1 June - 23
First Semester examinations begin Saturday 6 June - 24-25
Student Vacation begins Monday 22 June - 26-30
UA Common Vacation Week Monday 6 July 6 July 28
Second Semester begins Monday 27 July - 31
Non-teaching study break begins (1 week) Monday 28 September 28 September 40
Second Semester ends Friday 30 October - 44
Pre-examination study break begins Monday 2 November - 45
Second Semester examinations begin Saturday 7 November - 46-47
Summer Vacation begins Monday 23 November - 48