Principal Dates 2015

This section outlines important University dates including:

  • Semester dates and holidays
  • Important events and deadlines

Consider highlighting those dates which apply to you for easy reference.

* Asterisk indicates entry subject to change.

2015 Principal Dates

The following information is applicable to new and returning students enrolling in Semester One and/or Semester Two 2015.

New students who commence in October 2015 need to refer to the principal dates for October 2015 intake.

DayDateDescription
January 2015
Thu 1 Public holiday: New Year Day (University closed).
Mon 26 Timetable preference for Semester one (S1-01) opens.
Tue 27 Examinations begin for Supplementary and special (deferred) for Semester two 2014.
Fri 30 Examinations end for Supplementary and special (deferred) for Semester two 2014.
Sat 31 Last day to apply to graduate in April 2015 in Malaysia (Masters and PhD students only. Thesis ratified by March 15).
February 2015
Tue 3 Public holiday: Thaipusam (University closed).
Mon 9 Examinations begin for Summer semester.
Wed 11 Examinations end for Summer semester.
Fri 13 Results released for Supplementary and special (deferred) examinations for Semester two 2014.
Wed 18 Timetable preference for Semester one (S1-01) closes.
Thu 19 Public holiday: Chinese New Year (University closed).
Fri 20 Public holiday: Chinese New Year 2nd Day (University closed).
Mon 23 Orientation week begins.
Tue 24 Timetable allocation adjustment for Semester one (S1-01) opens.
Fri 27 Orientation week ends.
March 2015
Mon 2 Results released for Summer semester.
Mon 2 Semester one teaching period begins.
Fri 6 Fees due for Semester one. A late payment penalty will apply after this date.
Fri 13 Last day to add Semester one on-campus units.
Mon 16 Timetable allocation adjustment for Semester one closes.
Fri 27 Last day to discontinue Semester one units to qualify for a partial refund of fees.
Tue 31 Last day to discontinue Semester one units without ‘withdrawn’ showing on academic record.
Tue 31 Census date for teaching periods: Semester one.
April 2015
Mon 6 Mid-semester break begins.
Fri 10 Mid-semester break ends.
Sat 18 Graduation ceremony: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - all faculties.
Mon 27 Examinations timetable for Semester one published in WES.
May 2015
Fri 1 Public holiday: Labour Day (University closed).
Sun 3 Public holiday: Wesak Day (University closed).
Mon 4 Replacement holiday: Wesak Day (University closed).
Mon 4 Last day to discontinue Semester one units with ‘withdrawn’ showing on academic record. Semester one units discontinued after this date will show as a ‘withdrawn fail’.
Fri 29 Semester one (S1-01) ends. Last day to discontinue Semester one (S1-01) units with 'withdrawn fail' showing on academic record. Units cannot be discontinued after this date.
June 2015
Mon 1 Swot Vac begins.
Fri 5 Swot Vac ends.
Sat 6 Public holiday: King's Birthday (University closed).
Mon 8 Examinations begin for Semester one.
Mon 22 Timetable preference for Semester two opens.
Fri 26 Examinations end for Semester one.
July 2015
Sat 4 Public holiday: Nuzul Al-Quran (University closed).
Mon 13 Results released for Semester one.
Wed 15 Timetable preference for Semester two closes.
Wed 15 Last day to apply to graduate in November 2015 in Malaysia (Coursework students only).
Fri 17 Public holiday: Hari Raya Puasa Day 1* (University closed).
Sat 18 Public holiday: Hari Raya Puasa Day 2 * (University closed).
Mon 20 Orientation (mid-year) week begins.
Tue 21 Timetable allocation adjustment for Semester two opens.
Fri 24 Orientation (mid-year) week ends.
Mon 27 Semester two teaching period begins.
Wed 29 Examinations timetable for Supplementary and special (deferred) for Summer 2014 and Semester one 2015 published in WES.
Fri 31 Fees due for Semester two. A late payment penalty will apply after this date.
August 2015
Mon 3 Last day to discontinue Full-year (FY-01) units with ‘withdrawn’ showing on academic record. Units discontinued after this date will show as a ‘fail’.
Fri 7 Last day to add Semester two on-campus units.
Mon 10 Timetable allocation adjustment Semester two closes.
Mon 10 Examinations begin for Supplementary and special (deferred) for Summer 2014 and Semester one 2015.
Thu 13 Examinations end for Supplementary and special (deferred) for Summer 2014 and Semester one 2015.
Fri 21 Last day to discontinue Semester two units to qualify for a partial refund of fees.
Sat 22 Last day to apply to graduate in November 2015 in Malaysia (Masters and PhD students only. Thesis ratified by October 15).
Mon 24 Last day to discontinue Semester two units without ‘withdrawn’ showing on academic record.
Wed 26 Results released for Supplementary and special (deferred) for Summer 2014 and Semester one 2015.
Mon 31 Public holiday: National Day (University closed).
Mon 31 Census date for teaching periods: Semester two.
September 2015
Wed 16 Public holiday: Malaysia Day (University closed).
Mon 21 Examinations timetable for Semester two published in WES.
Thu 24 Public holiday: Hari Raya Haji (University closed).
Mon 28 Mid-semester break begins.
Mon 28 Last day to discontinue Semester two (S2-01) units with ‘withdrawn’ showing on academic record. Units discontinued after this date will show as ‘withdrawn fail’.
October 2015
Fri 2 Mid-semester break ends.
Mon 12 Re-enrolment 2016 (timely) begins.
Wed 14 Public holiday: Awal Muharam (University closed).
Fri 23 Semester two (S2-01) and Full year (FY-01) ends. Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods with 'withdrawn fail' showing on academic record. Units cannot be discontinued after this date.
Mon 26 Swot Vac begins.
Fri 30 Swot Vac ends.
November 2015
Mon 2 Examinations begin for Semester two.
Tue 10 Public holiday: Deepavali* (University closed).
Fri 20 Examinations end for Semester two.
Fri 27 Re-enrolment 2016 (timely) ends.
Sat 28 Re-enrolment 2016 (late) begins. A late fee will apply.
Sat 28 Graduation ceremony: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - all faculties.
December 2015
Mon 7 Results released for Semester two. 
Fri 11 Public holiday: Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor (University closed).
Fri 11 Re-enrolment: Late re-enrolment for 2016 ends.
Fri 11 Examinations timetable for Summer semester published in WES.
Mon 21 Examinations timetable for Supplementary and special (deferred) for Semester two 2015 published in WES.
Thu 24 Public holiday: Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (University closed).
Fri 25 Public holiday: Christmas Day (University closed).

Exceptions and additional dates

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

The dates of teaching periods for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Surgery 2015 are as follows:

* Asterisk indicates entry subject to change.

First year Semester one 23 Mar - 19 Jun
Mid-semester break 04 May - 08 May
Swot Vac 22 Jun - 26 Jun
Mid-year break 13 Jul - 24 Jul
Semester two 27 Jul - 23 Oct
Mid-semester break 28 Sept - 2 Oct
Swot Vac 26 Oct - 30 Oct
Second year Semester one 02 Mar - 29 May
Mid-semester break 06 Apr - 10 Apr
Swot Vac 01 Jun - 05 Jun
Mid-year break 29 Jun - 24 Jul
Semester two 27 Jul - 23 Oct
Mid-semester break 28 Sept - 02 Oct
Swot Vac 26 Oct - 30 Oct
Third year Semester one 02 Feb - 05 Jun
Mid-year break 08 Jun - 19 Jun
Semester two 22 Jun - 30 Oct
Mid-year break 13 Jul - 17 Jul
Swot Vac 02 Nov - 06 Nov
Fourth year Semester one 09 Feb - 12 Jun
Mid-year break 15 Jun - 26 Jun
Semester two 29 Jun - 06 Nov
Mid-semester break 13 Jul - 17 Jul
Swot Vac 09 Nov - 13 Nov
Fifth year Rotation 1 26 (27)* Jan - 06 Mar
Rotation 2 09 Mar - 17 Apr
Rotation 3 20 Apr - 29 May
Rotation 4 01 Jun - 10 Jul
Rotation 5 13 Jul - 21 Aug
Rotation 6 24 Aug - 02 Oct
Rotation 7 05 Oct - 13 Nov
B2B 16 Nov - 20 Nov (Back to Base Week)