Principal Dates for Monash University Malaysia (2018)

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.

2018 Principal Dates

The following information is applicable to new and returning students enrolling in Semester One and/or Semester Two 2018.

New students who commence in October 2018 need to refer to the principal dates for October 2018 intake.

DayDateDescription
January 2018
Mon1Public holiday: New Years Day (University closed)
Mon15Graduation: applications close for April in Malaysia and May in Australia
Mon29Exams (deferred and supplementary): begin for semester two (S2-01) 2017
Wed31Public holiday: Thaipusam (University closed)
February 2018
Fri2Exams (deferred and supplementary): end for semester two (S2-01) 2017
Mon5Exams: begin for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2017
Tue6Allocate+ preference entry: opens 10am for semester one (S1-01)
Thu8Exams: end for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2017
Wed14Allocate+ preference entry: closes 12pm for semester one (S1-01)
Thu15Graduation: applications close for June in China
Fri16Public holiday: Chinese New Year 1st Day (University closed)
Fri16Results: released (deferred and supplementary exams) for semester two (S2-01) 2017
Sat17Public holiday: Chinese New Year 2nd Day (University closed)
Mon19Orientation Week: begins
Tue20Allocate+ adjustment: opens 10am for semester one (S1-01)
Fri23Last day to add off-campus semester one (S1-01) units
Fri23Orientation Week: ends
Mon26Semester one (S1-01) and full-year (FY-01) begins
Mon26Results: released for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2017
March 2018
Fri2Fees due: for semester one (S1-01). A late payment penalty will apply after this date
Fri9Last day to add on-campus semester one (S1-01) units
Tue13Allocate+ adjustment: closes 5pm for semester one (S1-01)
Fri23Last day for course discontinuation semester one (S1-01) to qualify for a partial refund of fees
Sat31Last day to discontinue semester one (S1-01) units without 'withdrawn' showing on academic record
Sat31Census date for teaching period: semester one (S1-01). Last day to discontinue semester units in this teaching period without incurring fees
April 2018
Mon2Mid-semester break: begins
Fri6Mid-semester break: ends
Sat7Graduation: ceremony Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -  all faculties
Mon23Exam timetable published: for semester one (S1-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
Mon30Last 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'
May 2018
Tue1Public holiday: Labour Day (University closed)
Fri25Semester 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
Mon28Swot Vac: begins
Tue29Public holiday: Wesak Day* (University closed)
June 2018
Fri1Swot Vac: ends 
Sat2Public holiday: Nuzul Al-Quran (University closed)
Mon4Exams: begin for semester one (S1-01)
Fri15Public holiday: Hari Raya Puasa Day 1* (University closed)
Sat16Public holiday: Hari Raya Puasa Day 2* (University closed)
Fri22Exams: end for semester one (S1-01)
Thu28Allocate+ preference entry: opens 10am for semester two (S2-01)
July 2018
Mon9Results: released for semester one (S1-01)
Wed11Allocate+ preference entry: closes 12pm for semester two (S2-01)
Mon16Mid-year Orientation Week: begins
Wed18Exam timetable published: (deferred and supplementary) for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2017 and semester one (S1-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
Wed18Allocate+ adjustment: opens 10am for semester two (S2-01)
Fri20Mid-year Orientation Week: ends
Fri20Last day to add off-campus semester two (S2-01) units
Mon23Semester two (S2-01) begins
Fri27Fees due: for semester two (S2-01). A late payment penalty will apply after this date
Tue31Graduation: applications close for October in Australia and November in Malaysia
August 2018
Fri3Last day to add on-campus semester two (S2-01) units
Mon6Exams (deferred and supplementary): begin for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2017 and semester one (S1-01)
Wed8Allocate+ adjustment: closes 5pm for semester two (S2-01)
Fri10Exams (deferred and supplementary): end for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2017 and semester one (S1-01)
Fri17Last day for course discontinuation semester two (S2-01) to qualify for a partial refund of fees
Mon20Last day to discontinue semester two (S2-01) units without 'withdrawn' showing on academic record
Wed22Public holiday: Hari Raya Haji (University closed)
Wed22Results (deferred and supplementary exams): released for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2017 and semester one (S1-01)
Fri31Census date for teaching period: semester two (S2-01). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching period without incurring fees
Fri31Public holiday: National Day (University closed)
Fri31Graduation: applications close for November in Malaysia (HDR students only) and December in Australia (all international students) and Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences students (MBBS and selected cohorts only)
September 2018
Sun9Public holiday: King's Birthday (University closed)
Mon10Replacement holiday: King's Birthday (University closed)
Tue11Public holiday: Awal Muharam (University closed)
Sun16Public holiday: Malaysia Day (University closed)
Mon17Replacement holiday: Malaysia Day (University closed)
Mon17Exam timetable published: for semester two (S2-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
Mon24Last 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'
Mon24Mid-semester break: begins
Fri28Mid-semester break: ends
October 2018
Mon8Re-enrolment (timely): begins for 2019
Fri19Semester 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
Mon22Swot Vac: begins
Fri26Swot Vac: ends
Mon29Exams: begin for semester two (S2-01)
November 2018
Tue6Public holiday: Deepavali* (University closed)
Fri16Exams: end for semester two (S2-01)
Sat17Graduation ceremony: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - all faculties
Tue20Public holiday: Prophet Muhammad's Birthday (University closed)
Wed28Re-enrolment (timely): ends for 2019
Thu29Re-enrolment (late): begins for 2019. A late fee will applies
December 2018
Mon3Results: released for semester two (S2-01)
Fri7Exams timetable published: for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2018 in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
Fri7Re-enrolment (late): ends for 2019
Tue11Public holiday: Birthday of the Sultan of Selangor (University closed)
Mon17Exams timetable published: (deferred and supplementary) for semester two  (S2-01) 2018 in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
Tue25Public holiday: Christmas Day (University closed)
Mon31Census 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 2018 are as follows:

Year 1Semester one19 March - 14 June
Mid-semester break30 April - 4 May
Swot Vac18 June - 22 June
Mid-year break9 July - 20 July
Semester two23 July - 19 October
Mid-semester break17 September - 21 September
Swot Vac22 October - 26 October
Year 2Semester one26 February - 25 May
Mid-semester break30 March - 6 April
Swot Vac28 May - 1 June
Mid-year break25 June - 20 July
Semester two23 July - 19 October
Mid-semester break17 September - 21 September
Swot Vac22 October - 26 October
Year 3Semester one5 February - 8 June
Mid-year break11 June - 29 June
Semester two2 July - 2 November
Swot Vac5 November - 9 November
Year 4Semester one29 January - 1 June
Mid-year break4 June - 22 June
Semester two25 June - 26 October
Swot Vac29 October - 2 November
Year 5Semester one29 January - 1 June
Mid-year break4 June - 22 June
Semester two25 June - 26 October