Principal Dates 2016

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.

2016 Principal Dates

The following information is applicable to new and returning students enrolling in Semester One and/or Semester Two 2016.

New students who commence in October 2016 need to refer to the principal dates for October 2016 intake.

DayDateDescription
January 2016
Fri 1 Public holiday: New Year Day (University closed)
Fri 15 Graduation applications: close for April in Malaysia; May in Australia; or June in China
Sun 24 Public holiday: Thaipusam (University closed)
Mon 25 Replacement holiday: Thaipusam (University closed)
Mon 25 Allocate+ preference: opens 10am for semester one (S1-01)
February 2016
Mon 1 Exams: begin (deferred and supplementary) for semester two (S2-01) 2015
Fri 5 Exams: end (deferred and supplementary) for semester two (S2-01) 2015
Mon 8 Public holiday: Chinese New Year (University closed)
Tue 9 Public holiday: Chinese New Year 2nd Day (University closed)
Mon 15 Exams: begin for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2015
Wed 17 Allocate+ preference: closes 12pm for semester one (S1-01)
Thu 18 Exams: end for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2015
Fri 19 Results: released (deferred and supplementary exams) for semester two (S2-01) 2015
Mon 22 Orientation Week: begins
Tue 23 Allocate+ adjustment: opens 10am for semester one (S1-01)
Fri 26 Last day to add off-campus semester one (S1-01) units
Fri 26 Orientation Week: ends
Mon 29 Semester one (S1-01) begins
March 2016
Fri 4 Fees due: for semester one (S1-01). A late payment penalty will apply after this date
Mon 7 Results: released for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2015
Fri 11 Last day to add on-campus semester one (S1-01) units
Tue 15 Allocate+ adjustment: closes 5pm for semester one (S1-01)
Fri 25 Last day for course discontinuation semester one (S1-01) to qualify for a partial refund of fees
Mon 28 Mid-semester break: begins
Thu 31 Last day to discontinue semester one (S1-01) units without 'withdrawn' showing on academic record
Thu 31 Census date for teaching period: semester one (S1-01)
April 2016
Fri 1 Mid-semester break: ends
Sat 9 Graduation ceremony: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 10am, 3pm and 7pm - all faculties
Tue 26 Exam timetable published: for semester one (S1-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
May 2016
Sun 1 Public holiday: Labour Day (University closed)
Mon 2 Replacement holiday: Labour Day (University closed)
Mon 2 Last day to discontinue semester one (S1-01) units with 'withdrawn' showing on academic record. Units discontinued after this date will show as a 'withdrawn fail'
Sat 21 Public holiday: Wesak Day (University closed)
Fri 27 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
Mon 30 Swot Vac: begins
June 2016
Fri 3 Swot Vac: ends
Sat 4 Public holiday: King's Birthday (University closed)
Mon 6 Exams: begin for semester one (S1-01)
Mon 20 Allocate+ preference: opens 10am for semester two (S2-01)
Wed 22 Public holiday: Nuzul Al-Quran (University closed)
Fri 24 Exams: end for semester one (S1-01)
July 2016
Wed 6 Public holiday: Hari Raya Puasa Day 1* (University closed)
Thu 7 Public holiday: Hari Raya Puasa Day 2* (University closed)
Mon 11 Results: released for semester one (S1-01)
Wed 13 Allocate+ preference: closes 12pm for semester two (S2-01)
Mon 18 Mid-year Orientation Week: begins (dates and times will vary from campus to campus)
Tue 19 Allocate+ adjustment: opens 10am for semester two (S2-01)
Fri 22 Mid-year Orientation Week: ends
Mon 25 Semester two (S2-01) begins
Wed 27 Exam timetable published: (deferred and supplementary) for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2015 and semester one (S1-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
Fri 29 Fees due: for semester two (S2-01). A late payment penalty will apply after this date
Sun 31 Graduation applications: close for October in Australia; or November in Malaysia
August 2016
Fri 5 Last day to add on-campus semester two (S2-01) units
Mon 8 Exams: begin (deferred and supplementary) for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2015 and semester one (S1-01)
Tue 9 Allocate+ adjustment: closes 5pm for semester two (S2-01)
Fri 12 Exams: end (deferred and supplementary) for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2015 and semester one (S1-01)
Fri 19 Fees: last day to discontinue semester two (S2-01) to qualify for a partial refund of fees
Mon 22 Last day to discontinue semester two (S2-01) units without 'withdrawn' showing on academic record
Wed 24 Results: released (deferred and supplementary exams) for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2015 and semester one (S1-01)
Wed 31 Public holiday: National Day (University closed)
Wed 31 Census date for teaching period: semester two (S2-01)
September 2016
Mon 12 Public holiday: Hari Raya Haji* (University closed)
Fri 16 Public holiday: Malaysia Day (University closed)
Mon 19 Exam timetable published: for semester two (S2-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
Mon 26 Last day to discontinue semester two (S2-01) units with 'withdrawn' showing on academic record. Units discontinued after this date will show as a 'withdrawn fail'
Mon 26 Mid-semester break: begins
Fri 30 Mid-semester break: ends
October 2016
Sun 2 Public holiday: Awal Muharam (University closed)
Mon 3 Replacement holiday: Awal Muharam (University closed)
Mon 10 Re-enrolment (timely): begins for 2017
Fri 21 Semester two (S2-01) ends. Last day to discontinue semester two (S2-01) units with 'withdrawn fail' showing on academic record. Units cannot be discontinued after this date
Mon 24 Swot Vac: begins
Fri 28 Swot Vac: ends
Sat 29 Public holiday: Deepavali* (University closed)
Mon 31 Exams: begin for semester two (S2-01)
November 2016
Fri 18 Exams: end for semester two (S2-01)
Sat 19 Graduation ceremony: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 10am, 3pm and 7pm - all faculties
Wed 30 Re-enrolment (timely): ends for 2017
December 2016
Thu 1 Re-enrolment (late): begins for 2017. A late fee will apply
Mon 5 Results: released for semester two (S2-01)
Fri 9 Re-enrolment (late): ends for 2017
Fri 9 Exams timetable published: for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2016 in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
Sun 11 Public holiday: Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor (University closed)
Mon 12 Public holiday: Prophet Muhammad's Birthday (University closed)
Tue 13 Replacement holiday: Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor (University closed) 
Mon 19 Exams timetable published: (deferred and supplementary) for semester two  (S2-01) 2016 in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
Sun 25 Public holiday: Christmas Day (University closed)
Mon 26 Replacement holiday: Christmas Day (University closed)
Sat 31 Census date for teaching period: summer semester A (SSA-02)

* Asterisk indicates entry subject to change.

Exceptions and additional dates

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

The dates of teaching periods for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Surgery 2016 are as follows:

Year 1 Semester one 21 March - 17 June
Mid-semester break 02 May - 06 May
Swot Vac 20 June - 24 June
Mid-year break 04 July - 23 July
Semester two 25 July - 21 October
Mid-semester break 26 September - 30 September
Swot Vac 24 October - 28 October
Year 2 Semester one 29 February - 27 May
Mid-semester break 28 March - 1 April
Swot Vac 30 May - 3 June
Mid-year break 27 June- 15 July
Semester two 25 July - 21 October
Mid-semester break 26 September - 30 September
Swot Vac 24 October - 28 October
Year 3 Semester one 15 February - 17 June
Mid-year break 20 June - 01 July
Semester two 04 July - 04 November
Swot Vac 07 November - 11 November
Year 4 Semester one 01 February - 03 June
Mid-year break 06 June - 24 June
Semester two 27 June - 28 October
Swot Vac 31 October - 04 November
Year 5 As per Central Program