Key dates

Trimester dates, application and course withdrawal deadlines.

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Trimester dates

Victoria’s academic year is divided into three trimesters:

  • Trimester One (1/3): MarchJuly
  • Trimester Two (2/3): JulyNovember
  • Trimester Three (3/3): NovemberFebruary

A limited selection of courses is offered outside Trimesters One and Two. Courses offered in Trimester Three have various start and end dates. Most run during the period called ‘Summer School’ which is a defined six-week period of teaching during January and February.

Application key dates

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Apply now to study in 2014, applications are now open to study in Trimester Two and Trimester Three. 

For course planning advice, contact Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation.

Deadlines

  • Applications for Trimester Two courses and programmes are due by 21 June 2014. 
  • Applications for Trimester Three courses and programmes are due by 1 November 2014. 

There are special closing dates for applications for a number of programmes, including postgraduate—check individual programme details and our apply and enrol section

The Faculty of Education has different application and start dates for some courses and programmes. Visit the Faculty of Education website for further information.

  

Withdrawing from courses’ deadlines

Visit course additions, withdrawals and refunds for more information about dates for withdrawing from courses.

2014 Important dates and deadlines

March 2014

Date Deadline
Sat 1

Closing date for Round 1 applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.

Application deadline to have a qualification awarded at the May graduation ceremonies.

Mon 3 Trimester One begins.
Fri 14

No addition of Trimester One courses after this date for students who are already enrolled.

After this date students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester One or full-year course will not receive a refund of tuition fees.

Thu 27

Enrolment applications open for Trimester Two and Trimester Three 2014.

April 2014

Date Deadline
Tue 1 Halls of Residence applications open for Trimester Two.
Fri 18 Good Friday (University closed).
Mid-trimester break begins.
Sun 20

Easter Sunday.

Mon 21

Easter Monday (University closed).

Tue 22 University closed.
Fri 25 Anzac Day.

May 2014

Date Deadline
Mon 5 Trimester One resumes.
Tue 13 Graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.
Wed 14 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.
Thu 15 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.
Fri 16 After this date the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawals from Trimester One courses.

June 2014

Date Deadline
Mon 2 Queen’s Birthday (University closed).
Fri 6 Trimester One teaching period ends.
Mon 9 Mid-year study period begins.
Fri 13 Mid-year examinations begin.
Sat 21 Applications for Trimester Two courses and programmes are due.

July 2014

Date Deadline
Tue 1 Closing date for Round 2 applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Wed 2

Mid-year examinations end.

Trimester One ends.

Thu 3 Mid-year break begins.
Wed 9 International Students' Orientation begins; runs to 10 July inclusive.
Fri 11 Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester Two courses; students must be fully enrolled by this date.
Mon 14 Trimester Two begins.
Fri 25

No addition of Trimester Two courses after this date for students who are already enrolled.

Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester Two course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees.

August 2014

Date Deadline
Fri 1 Halls of Residence applications open for 2015.
Fri 22 After this date the Associate Dean's approval is required for withdrawal from full-year courses.
Mon 25 Mid-trimester break begins.

September 2014

Date Deadline
Mon 1 Application deadline for advance graduation (to have a qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies).
Mon 8 Trimester Two resumes.
Fri 26 After this date the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from Trimester Two courses.

October 2014

Date Deadline
Wed 1

Application deadline to have a qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies.

Enrolment opens for 2015.

Halls of Residence applications close for 2015.

Fri 17 Trimester Two and full-year teaching period ends.
Mon 20 End-of-year study period begins.
Fri 24 End-of-year examinations begin.
Mon 27 Labour Day (University closed).

November 2014

Date Deadline
Sat 1

Closing date for Round Three applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.

Applications for Trimester Three courses and programmes are due.

Thu 13 International Students' Orientation begins; runs for two days.
Sat 15 End-of-year examinations end.
Sun 16 Trimester Two ends.
Mon 17 Trimester Three begins (limited selection of courses).

December 2014

Date Deadline
Wed 10 Applications due for:
  • Programmes and courses starting in 2015 with limitations on entry, including some distance courses.
  • Discretionary Entrance for Trimester Three courses starting in January 2015.
Wed 10 Graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.
Thu 11 Graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.
Fri 19 Graduate Diploma of Teaching programmes end.
Mon 22

Christmas – New Year break begins. University closed (until 4 January).

Mid-trimester break begins (November—February courses).