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Key dates

Discover the key dates relating to what's on at Federation University, your application key dates, and then the key dates relating to your studies. Want to get organised? It all starts here.

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Application key dates

Note that programs do not typically accept applications in every semester. Check Course Finder for when intakes for your chosen program are scheduled.

International students

Domestic students

  • TAFE applications are now being accepted for commencement in the next available term. Closing dates may vary between programs/Schools depending on the scheduled commencement date for your chosen TAFE program. Check our Course Finder for more information.

  • Direct applications are accepted at the below times. Please note that some individual programs have earlier closing dates, detailed in the program Course Finder entry. Domestic students applying directly for a higher education program should be notified of the status of your application within 5 working days.
YearSemesterApplications openApplications closeCommencement date
2021Semester One27 July 202028 February 2021*1 March 2021
Trimester One23 November 202014 March 202122 March 2021
Late Summer23 November 20203 January 20214 January 2021
Winter4 January 202126 April 202127 April 2021
Semester Two1 March 202118 July 2021*26 July 2021
Trimester Two1 March 202111 July 202119 July 2021
Spring26 July 202129 August 20211 September 2021
Summer30 August 20217 November 202115 November 2021

*Some programs have earlier closing dates, please check Course Finder for details.

Enrolment key dates

It is vital that you enrol for your studies as soon as you have access. This will secure your place in classes, and also provide you with valuable timetable information.

Discover when you are able to enrol, and get step by step guidelines, via our enrolment webpages.

Study dates

Browse the important dates webpage, to discover semester/term start and end dates, orientation dates, semester breaks, exam dates, the academic calendar (which includes public holidays) and more.

Most higher education programs are delivered in semesters one and two, with a few subjects offered in Winter, Spring and Summer semesters.