Key Dates

The University has some key dates that all students need to know. As a Higher Degree by Research candidate, there are important dates you need to be aware of to effectively manage your candidature.

HDR Semester Dates:

  • Semester 1: 1 January - 30 June, annually
  • Semester 2: 1 July - 31 December, annually

Census Dates for HDR:

  • Semester 1: 31 March, annually
  • Semester 2: 31 August, annually

Please provide your fully approved applications for candidature variations (i.e. change of load, study mode, Leave of Absence or program transfer) two weeks prior to the relevant census date.

For changes to coursework refer to the applicable semester University census date.

For dates associated with HDR Scholarship Rounds, go to the Scholarships page.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.