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Census dates calendar

What is a census date?

The census date is the date when we finalise your enrolment. This means:

  • it is the date when you become liable for fees for the modules you are enrolled in
  • it is the last day you can discontinue a subject without seeing the words ‘withdrawn’ on your academic record

If you discontinue a modules after the census date, your academic record will show withdrawn or withdrawn fail. Please make sure that you understand how these dates – and your actions of cancellation or withdrawal after these dates – can affect your academic record. To understand how discontinuation dates can affect your fees and academic record, read more here about academic and financial penalties.

Archive of 2017 Census Dates
Archive of 2018 Census Dates

Standard census dates for the most common teaching periods

Teaching period Code Teaching period start date ‘Withdrawn no load’ starts Census date ‘Withdrawn late’ starts ‘Withdrawn fail’ starts Teaching period end date
Academic penalty for some teaching periods only Academic & financial penalties apply
Last day to discontinue modules
Semester one S1-01 04/03/2019 31/03/2019 01/04/2019 07/05/2019 31/05/2019
Semester two S2-01 29/07/2019 27/08/2019 31/08/2019 01/09/2019 01/10/2019 25/10/2019
Full-year FY-01 04/03/2019 01/04/2019 30/04/2019 01/05/2019 06/08/2019 25/10/2019
Summer/winter modules dates may vary from those below. Confirm with Student Administration.
Summer semester A SSA-02 01/11/2019 31/12/2019 01/01/2020 31/01/2020 21/02/2020
Summer semester B SSB-01 01/01/2019 15/01/2019 16/01/2019 30/01/2019 15/02/2019
Winter semester WS-01 17/06/2019 30/06/2019 01/07/2019 09/07/2019 12/07/2019

Census dates for 2019 teaching periods (sorted A-Z)

Teaching period Code Teaching period start date ‘Withdrawn no load’ starts Census date ‘Withdrawn late’ starts ‘Withdrawn fail’ starts Teaching period end date
Academic penalty applies to some teaching periods only Academic & financial penalties apply
Last day to discontinue modules
Full-year teaching period FY-01 04/03/2019 01/04/2019 30/04/2019 01/05/2019 06/08/2019 25/10/2019
Full-year (extended) FY-32 21/01/2019 19/02/2019 30/04/2019 01/05/2019 13/08/2019 22/11/2019
MBA 1 MBA-TP1-01 01/01/2019 15/02/2019 16/02/2019 19/03/2019 30/04/2019
MBA 2 MBA-TP2-01 01/02/2019 08/03/2019 09/03/2019 30/04/2019 30/06/2019
MBA 3 MBA-TP3-01 01/05/2019 31/05/2019 01/06/2019 16/07/2019 31/08/2019
MBA 4 MBA-TP4-01 01/07/2019 31/07/2019 01/08/2019 08/10/2019 30/11/2019
MBA 5 MBA-TP5-01 01/09/2019 29/09/2019 30/09/2019 12/11/2019 31/12/2019
IIE MSA online 1 MO-TP1-01 04/01/2019 18/01/2019 19/01/2019 05/02/2019 19/02/2019
IIE MSA online 2 MO-TP2-01 01/03/2019 15/03/2019 16/03/2019 29/03/2019 15/04/2019
IIE MSA online 3 MO-TP3-01 03/05/2019 17/05/2019 18/05/2019 31/05/2019 17/06/2019
IIE MSA online 4 MO-TP4-01 28/06/2019 12/07/2019 13/07/2019 26/07/2019 12/08/2019
IIE MSA online 5 MO-TP5-01 23/08/2019 06/09/2019 07/09/2019 20/09/2019 08/10/2019
IIE MSA online 6 MO-TP6-01 18/10/2019 01/11/2019 02/11/2019 15/11/2019 02/12/2019
October intake – South Africa OCT-IIE MSA-01 28/10/2019 30/11/2019 01/12/2019 17/01/2020 07/02/2020
October intake – Malaysia OCT-MY-01 28/10/2019 30/11/2019 01/12/2019 31/12/2019 24/01/2020
Research Q1 RES-Q1 01/01/2019 31/03/2019 31/03/2019
Research Q2 RES-Q2 01/04/2019 30/06/2019 30/06/2019
Research Q3 RES-Q3 01/07/2019 30/09/2019 30/09/2019
Research Q4 RES-Q4 01/10/2019 31/12/2019 31/12/2019
Semester 1 S1-01 04/03/2019 31/03/2019 01/04/2019 07/05/2019 31/05/2019
Semester 1 (extended) S1-32 21/01/2019 19/02/2019 31/03/2019 01/04/2019 30/04/2019 21/06/2019
Semester 1 (northern) S1-60 09/09/2019 08/10/2019 31/10/2019 01/11/2019 12/11/2019 06/12/2019
Semester 2 S2-01 29/07/2019 27/08/2019 31/08/2019 01/09/2019 01/10/2019 25/10/2019
Semester 2 (extended) S2-32 24/06/2019 23/07/2019 31/08/2019 01/09/2019 01/10/2019 22/11/2019
Semester 2 (northern) S2-60 18/02/2019 19/03/2019 31/03/2019 01/04/2019 30/04/2019 31/05/2019
Semester 2 – semester 1 S2-S1-02 29/07/2019 27/08/2019 30/09/2019 01/10/2019 25/02/2020 29/05/2020
Semester 2 – summer A S2-SS-02 29/07/2019 27/08/2019 30/09/2019 01/10/2019 13/12/2019 21/02/2020
Summer semester A SSA-02 01/11/2019 31/12/2019 01/01/2020 31/01/2020 21/02/2020
Summer semester B SSB-01 01/01/2019 15/01/2019 16/01/2019 30/01/2019 15/02/2019
Summer A – semester 1 SS-S1-01 01/11/2018 30/11/2018 15/01/2019 16/01/2019 07/05/2019 31/05/2019
Term 1 T1-57 01/01/2019 30/01/2019 15/02/2019 16/02/2019 05/03/2019 31/03/2019
Term 2 T2-57 01/04/2019 30/04/2019 01/05/2019 28/05/2019 30/06/2019
Term 3 T3-57 01/07/2019 30/07/2019 31/08/2019 01/09/2019 10/09/2019 30/09/2019
Term 4 T4-57 01/10/2019 31/10/2019 01/11/2019 03/12/2019 31/12/2019
Trimester 1 T1-58 07/01/2019 05/02/2019 15/02/2019 16/02/2019 02/04/2019 10/05/2019
Trimester 2 T2-58 13/05/2019 11/06/2019 30/06/2019 01/07/2019 23/07/2019 16/08/2019
Trimester 3 T3-58 19/08/2019 17/09/2019 30/09/2019 01/10/2019 05/11/2019 06/12/2019
Trimester A TRI-A-29 04/03/2019 31/03/2019 01/04/2019 23/04/2019 24/05/2019
Trimester B TRI-B-29 24/06/2019 15/07/2019 16/07/2019 13/08/2019 13/09/2019
Trimester C TRI-C-29 11/11/2019 30/11/2019 01/12/2019 31/12/2019 31/01/2020
Winter semester WS-01 17/06/2019 30/06/2019 01/07/2019 09/07/2019 12/07/2019

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