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.
- VTAC applications are open from August to November every year for international students studying Year 12 in Australia. Browse deadlines for VTAC applications.
- International applicants have strict deadlines and cut off dates, due to the need to obtain visas. Familiarise yourself with the application, pre-visa screening and offer acceptance dates detailed on our International students application pages.
- 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.
- VTAC applications are open from August to November every year. Browse deadlines for VTAC applications.
- 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.
|Year||Semester||Applications open||Applications close||Commencement date|
|2021||Semester One||27 July 2020||28 February 2021*||1 March 2021|
|Trimester One||23 November 2020||14 March 2021||22 March 2021|
|Late Summer||23 November 2020||3 January 2021||4 January 2021|
|Winter||4 January 2021||26 April 2021||27 April 2021|
|Semester Two||1 March 2021||18 July 2021*||26 July 2021|
|Trimester Two||1 March 2021||11 July 2021||19 July 2021|
|Spring||26 July 2021||29 August 2021||1 September 2021|
|Summer||30 August 2021||7 November 2021||15 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.
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.