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Academic calendar

2020

Term dates
Students Lecturing staff Admin staff
First term 03 February - 20 March 13 January - 20 March 06 January
Second term 06 April - 15 May (Education Faculty: 12 June) 06 April - 19 June  
Third term 13 July (Education Faculty: 06 July) - 28 August 13 July - 28 August  
Fourth term 07 September - 04 December  07 September - 11 December (Commence again on 11 January 2021)  17 December (Commence again on 4 January 2021)

 

Assessment, study and results dates
  First semester Second semester
Assessment dates 18 May - 05 June 17 August - 28 August
26 October - 14 November
Study week 11 May - 15 May 19 October - 23 October
Results publication 19 June 27 November

Application and Enrolment Related Dates

  • Application dates:

M & D Full Research Studies: 13 March

  • January enrolment dates:

Undergraduate Studies: 6 January – 3 February
Undergraduate Studies: First Years: 13 January – 3 February
Postgraduate Studies: New Students (Course-based qualifications): 6 January – 2 March
Postgraduate Studies: New students: M & D Full Research Studies: 6 January - 29 May
Postgraduate Studies: All returning students: 6 January – 2 March

  • July enrolment dates: 17 – 19 July
  • Amendment and Cancellation of subject dates:

Additions and cancellations: 19 May
Cancellations only: 21 July

First Semester subjects: 20 March
Second Semester subjects: 25 August
September month subjects: 19 May

Cancellation of Full Studies/enrolment date: 28 September

Graduation Related Dates

Autumn Graduation date: 16 and 17 April 2020

Cut-off dates for Autumn Graduation:

Application for exemptions and recognitions: 24 January
Mark changes approved by Senex: 07 February
Master’s and Doctoral candidates: 21 February

Any changes effected after these dates will stand over to
the Summer graduation

Summer Graduation: 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 December 2020

Cut-off dates for Summer Graduation:

Application for exemptions and recognitions: 28 September
Mark changes approved by SENEX: 28 September
Master’s and Doctoral candidates: 05 October

Important university dates

World IP Day: 26 April
Africa Day: 25 May
Mandela Day: 18 July
Research Ethics Day: 13 October 2020
Postgraduate Research Day:05 November
Research Day: 11 November

Public holidays

1 January: New Year’ Day
2 January: University Holiday
21 March: Human Rights Day
10 April: Good Friday
13 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
01 May: Workers Day
16 June: Youth Day
09 August: Women’s Day

10 August: (Women's Day Observed)
24 September: Heritage Day
25 September: University Holiday
16 December: Day of Reconciliation
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill