Key dates

Discover the key dates relating to what's on at Federation University, your application key date, and 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 every semester. Check Course Finder for when intakes for your chosen program are scheduled.

Application dates for 2023

Semester Applications open Applications close Commencement date
Semester One25 July 202219 February 202327 February 2023
Semester Two 27 February 2023 10 July 2023* 17 July 2023
Trimester One25 July 202319 February 202327 February 2023
Trimester Two 27 February 20239 July 2023 17 July 2023
Spring 10 July 2023 24 August 2023 1 September 2023
Summer 25 August 20235 November 2023 13 November 2023

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

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.
  • 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 their application within 5 working days.

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.