Important dates 2021

For information on previous years, view important dates from 2018 [PDF]2019 [PDF] and 2020 [PDF]. You can also find out information on teaching periods for 2021.

Date Event
1 October – 10 December 2020 Undergraduate transfers open (Semester 1, 2021 entry)
See Enrolments for more on transferring
17 November 2020 2021 Handbook released
9 November – 18 January 2021 Re-enrolments open (2021)
See Enrolments for more on enrolling online and see Non-standard teaching periods for other enrolment deadlines
16 November  – 22 February 2021 Summer vacation (2020-2021)
UWA is open, except during the shutdown
23 November – 7 February Summer School (start and end of teaching)
Find more on Enrolments
11 December – 8 February Late undergraduate transfers open (Semester 1, 2021 entry)
See Enrolments for more on applying for a transfer late
19 December – 6 January University shutdown (2020/2021)
UWA reopens on 7 January
19 January Late re-enrolments open (2021)
See Enrolments for more
26 January Australia Day
UWA closed
1 – 5 February Exams (supplementary and deferred 2020 Semester 2 and Summer School 2021)
See Exams for more
15 – 19 February Orientation (Semester 1, 2021)
See Unistart for more
18 February Results released on studentConnect (supplementary and deferred  Semester 2, 2020 and Summer School 2021)
22 February First day of semester (Semester 1, 2021)
See Non-standard teaching periods for other dates
27 February Last date to add a unit (Semester 1)
See Enrolments for more
1 March Labour Day
UWA closed
14 March Last day to withdraw early (Semester 1) so units won’t show on your formal record
See Non-standard teaching periods for other dates or Enrolments for more on withdrawing
31 March Census date (Semester 1), the last day to withdraw from a Semester 1 unit without financial consequence
See Non-standard teaching periods for other census dates and more information at Fees
2 April Good Friday
UWA closed
5 April Easter Monday
UWA closed
6 – 11 April Mid-semester study break (non-teaching week).  UWA closed
9 April Academic withdrawal date (Semester 1, the last day to withdraw from Semester 1 units without academic consequence, and the last date to apply for Approved Leave for Semester 1.
See Non-standard teaching periods for other academic withdrawal dates or Enrolments for more about withdrawing
26 April ANZAC Day in lieu
UWA closed
1 May – 30 June Undergraduate transfers open (Semester 2 entry)
See Enrolments page for more on about transferring courses
1 May – 31 July Mid-year re-enrolments open (Semester 2, 2021).
See Enrolments for more
21 May Last day of semester (Semester 1, 2021), the last day to withdraw from Semester 1 units.
24 -28 May Pre-exam study break
29 May – 12 June Exams (Semester 1)
7 June Western Australia Day
UWA closed
13 June – 25 July Mid-year vacation (2021)
1-12 July Late undergraduate transfers open (Semester 2 entry)
See Enrolments for more on transfers
2 July Results released on studentConnect (Semester 1, 2021)
TBA Exams (deferred and supplementary, Semester 1, 2021)
27 July In Absentia July graduation
19 – 23 July Orientation (Semester 2, 2021)
26 July First day of semester (Semester 2, 2021)
31 July Last day to add a unit (Semester 2)
See Enrolments for more on adding units late
15 August Last day to withdraw early (Semester 2), so units won’t show on your formal record
See Non-standard teaching periods for other dates or Enrolments for more on withdrawing
31 August Census date (Semester 2), the last day to withdraw from a Semester 2 unit without financial consequence
See Non-standard teaching periods for other census dates and more information at Fees
10 September Academic withdrawal date (Semester 2), the last day to withdraw from Semester 2 units without academic consequence, and the last date to apply for Approved Leave for Semester 2.
See Non-standard teaching periods for other academic withdrawal dates or Enrolments for more on withdrawing
27 September Queen’s Birthday
UWA closed
27 September – 3 October Mid-semester study break (non-teaching week)
22 October Last day of semester (Semester 2, 2021), the last day to withdraw from Semester 2 units.
See Enrolments page for more on withdrawing
25-29 October Pre-exam study break
30 October – 13 November Exams (Semester 2, 2021)
November TBA 2022 Handbook released
November TBA

Re-enrolments open (2021)
See Enrolments for more on enrolling online and see Non-standard teaching periods for other enrolment deadlines

16 November – 27 February
Summer vacation (2021/2022)
University will be open except for shutdown period 
26 November Results released on studentConnect (Semester 2, 2021)
11 December In Absentia December graduation
19 December – 6 January University shutdown (re-opening 7 January 2021)

Trimester students

Date Event
7-15 January  Summer School
18 January First day of Trimester 1
23 January Last date to add a unit (trimester 1)
3 February Last date to withdraw early (Trimester 1).
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
8 February Census date (Trimester 1), the last day to withdraw without financial consequence
See Fees for more on census date and paying your fees
28 February Academic withdrawal date (Trimester 1), the last day to withdraw from Trimester 1 units without academic consequence
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
16 April Last day of trimester (Trimester 1), the last day to withdraw from Trimester 1 units
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
17-24 April Exams (Trimester 1)
3 May First day of Trimester 2
8 May Last date to add a unit (Trimester 2)
17-18 May Exams (supplementary and deferred Trimester 1)
18 May  Last date to withdraw early (trimester 2)
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
23 May Census date (Trimester 2) – Last day to withdraw without financial consequence
See Fees for more on census date and paying your fees
12 June Academic withdrawal date (Trimester 2), the last date to withdraw from Trimester 1 units without academic consequence
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
23 July Last day of Trimester 2, the last day to withdraw from Trimester 2 units.
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
24-31 July Exams (Trimester 2)
23 August First day of Trimester 3
30 August - 31 August Exams (supplementary and deferred, Trimester 2)
28 August Last date to add a unit (Trimester 3)
7 September Last date to withdraw early (Trimester 3)
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
12 September Census date (Trimester 3), the last day to withdraw without financial consequence
See Fees for more on census date and paying your fees
1 October Academic withdrawal date (Trimester 3), the last day to withdraw from Trimester 3 units without academic consequence
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
12 November Last day of Trimester 3, the last day to withdraw from Trimester 3 units
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
13-20 November Exams (Trimester 3)
31-1 February 2022 Exams (supplementary and deferred, Trimester 3)

Doctor of Medicine

Year 1
Orientation Wed 27 Jan
First semester Wed 27 Jan to Fri 4 June
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 5 Apr to Fri 9 Apr
Study break (1 week) Mon 7 June to Fri 11 June
Examination period Sat 12 June to Sat 19 June
Vacation (2 weeks) Mon 21 June to Fri 2 July
Second semester Mon 5 July to Fri 12 Nov
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 27 Sept to Fri 1 Oct
Study break (1 week) Mon 15 Nov to Fri 19 Nov
Examination period Sat 20 Nov to Fri 26 Nov
Year 2
First rotation Mon 25 Jan to Fri 16 Apr
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 19 Apr to Sun 25 Apr
Second rotation Tue 27 Apr to Sun 13 June
Third rotation Mon 14 June to Sun 1 Aug
Mid semester break (1 week) Mon 2 Aug to Sun 8 Aug
Fourth rotation Mon 9 Aug to Sun 26 Sept
Fifth rotation Tue 28 Sept to Sun 14 Nov
Study break (1 week) Mon 15 Nov to Fri 19 Nov
Examination period Mon 22 Nov to Sat 27 Nov
Year 3
First semester (RCS only) Mon 25 Jan to Sun 4 July
First rotation Mon 25 Jan to Sun 21 Mar
Second rotation Mon 22 Mar to Sun 16 May
Mid-semester break (1 week) (except RCS students) Mon 17 May to Sun 23 May
Mid-semester break (2 weeks) RCS students only Sat 03 July to Sun 18 July
Third rotation Mon 24 May to Sun 18 July
Second semester (RCS only) Mon 19 July to Sun 28 Nov
Fourth rotation Mon 19 July to Sun 12 Sept
Mid-semester break (1 week) (except RCS students) Mon 13 Sept to Sun 19 Sept
Fifth Rotation Mon 20 Sept to Sun 14 Nov
Study break (4 days) Mon 15 Nov to Thu 18 Nov
Examination period Fri 19 Nov to Fri 26 Nov
Year 4
Elective (not applicable for 2021) Mon 28 Dec 2020 to Sun 24 Jan2021
MRSA Testing Week No later than Tues 2 Feb
First Rotation Mon 1 Feb to Sun 7 Mar
Second Rotation Mon 8 Mar to Sun 11 April
Third Rotation Mon 12 April to Sun 16 May
Mid-semester break (2 weeks) Mon 17 May to Sun 30 May
Fourth Rotation Mon 31 May to Sun 4 July
Fifth Rotation Mon 5 July to Sun 8 Aug
Sixth Rotation Mon 9 Aug to Sun 12 Sep
Study break (2 weeks) Mon 13 Sep to Thu 23 Sept
Examination period Fri 24 Sep to Fri 15 Oct
Preparation for Internship Mon 18 Oct to Fri 26 Nov
Dedication/Graduation ceremony TBA (between 6 - 18 December)

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Year 1
First semester Mon 18 Jan to Fri 25 June
Orientation and Clinical Immersion Block (1 week) Mon 18 Jan to Fri 22 Jan
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 5 Apr to Fri 9 Apr
Study break (1 week) Mon 24 May to Fri 28 May
Examination period Sat 29 May to Sat 12 June
Dental Clinical Immersion Block (2 weeks) Mon 14 June to Fri 25 June
Mid semester break (1 week) Mon 28 June to Fri 2 July
Second semester Mon 5 July to Fri 26 Nov
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 27 Sept to Fri 1 Oct
Study break (1 week) Mon 25 Oct to Fri 29 Oct
Examination period Sat 30 Oct to Fri 12 Nov
Dental Clinical Immersion Block (2 weeks) Mon 15 Nov to Fri 26 Nov
Years 2 and 3
First semester Mon 18 Jan to Fri 21 May
Intensive Teaching Block Mon 18 Jan to Fri 22 Jan
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 5 Apr to Fri 9 Apr
Study break (1 week) Mon 24 May to Fri 28 May
Examination period Mon 31 May to Fri 11 June
Vacation (1 week) Mon 14 June to Fri 18 June
Second semester Mon 21 June to Fri 22 Oct
Mid-semester break (1 week)
Study break (1 week) Mon 25 Oct to Fri 29 Oct
Examination period Mon 1 Nov to Sun 14 Nov
Year 4
First semester Mon 18 Jan to Fri 18 June
Intensive Teaching Block Mon 18 Jan to Fri 22 Jan
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 5 Apr to Fri 9 Apr
Intensive Teaching Block Mon 24 May to Fri 18 June
Second semester Mon 21 June to Fri 26 Nov
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 16 Aug to Fri 20 Aug
Intensive Teaching Block Mon 1 Nov to Fri 26 Nov

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Year 1
Orientation Mon 18 Jan
First semester Mon 18 Jan to Fri 21 May
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 5 Apr to Fri 9 Apr
Study break (1 week) Mon 24 May to Fri 28 May
Examination period Sat 29 May to Sat 12 June
Vacation (3 weeks) Mon 14 June to Fri 2 July
Second semester Mon5 July to Fri 22 Oct
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 27 Sept to Fri 1 Oct
Study break (1 week) Mon 25 Oct to Fri29 Oct
Examination period Sat 30 Oct to Sat 13 Nov
Years 2 and 3
First semester Mon 1 Feb to Fri 21 May
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 5 Apr to Fri 9 Apr
Study break (1 week) Mon 24 May to Fri 28 May
Examination period Sat 29 May to Sat 12 June
Vacation (3 weeks) Mon 14 June to Fri 2 July
Second semester Mon 5 July to Fri 22 Oct
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 27 Sept to Fri 1 Oct
Study break (1 week) Mon 25 Oct to Fri 29 Oct
Examination period Sat 30 Oct to Sat 13 Nov

Doctor of Podiatric Surgery and Doctor of Podiatry

All years
First semester Mon 1 Feb to Fri 21 May
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 5 Apr to Fri 9 Apr
Mid-year external placements Mon 3 May to Fri 27 Aug
Study break (1 week) Mon 24 May to Fri 28 May
Examination period Sat 29 May to Sat 12 June
Vacation (3 weeks) Mon 14 June to Fri 2 July
Second semester Mon 5 July to Fri 22 Oct
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 27 Sept to Fri 1 Oct
Study break (1 week) Mon 25 Oct to Fri 29 Oct
Examination period Sat 30 Oct to Sat 13 Nov
End of year external placements Mon 1 Nov 2020 to Fri 4 Feb 2022

Master of Pharmacy

All Years
K1A Work Experience commences on or after Monday 29 Nov 20 (census 23/1/21)
K1 First Teaching Period (TP) starts Wed 20 Jan
Mid-TP break (1 week) Mon 8 March to Fri 12 March
First TP attendance ends Friday 30 Apr
Examination study break (1 week) Mon 3 May to Fri 7 May
Examination week (1 week) Sat 8 May to Fri 14 May
Vacation (2 weeks) Mon 17 May to Fri 28 May
K2 Second TP starts 6 week placement Mon 31 May
Second TP ends Fri 9 July
Vacation (2 weeks) Mon 12 July to Fri 23 July
S2 Third TP^ (Second semester) starts Mon 26 July
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 27 Sept to Fri 1 Oct
Third TP (Second semester) Teaching ends Friday 22 October
Study break (1 week) Mon 25 Oct to Fri 29 Oct
Examination weeks (2 weeks) Sat 30 Oct to Sat 13 Nov
E5 Fourth TP starts(pre-reading) Mon 1 Nov
PUBH5763 Intensive attendance^^ (1 week ) Mon 15 Nov to Fri 19 Nov
PUBH5763 assessment ends Mon 17 Jan 2022

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