Monash South Africa Important dates 2025

Monash South Africa Important dates 2025

This section outlines important dates including:

  • semester dates and holidays
  • important events and deadlines.

Census dates calendar

For overseas campus dates, see Australia and Malaysia.

View important dates for 2016.

January 2025

03 Tue MSA reopens
03 Tue Summer School B
07 Sat Open day & Early Bird Enrolment
09 Mon Enrolment details and fee statement for semester one (S1-01) emailed to Monash student email account
14 Sat Open day & Early Bird Enrolment
15 Sun Census date for teaching period: summer semester B (SSB-01). Penalty and teaching dates vary. To check the dates for your unit, refer to MSA website.
21 Sat Open day & Early Bird Enrolment
28 Sat Open day & Early Bird Enrolment
30 Mon Exams (deferred and supplementary): begin for semester two (S2-01) 2016

February 2025

01 Wed Exchange applications to Monash Australia & Monash Malaysia for Semester 2 2025 deadline
01 Wed Semester one (S1-01) for Master of International Business begins
03 Fri Exams (deferred and supplementary): end for semester two (S2-01) 2016
04 Sat Course Introduction for Intake 1 for Master of Business Administration
04 Sat Open day & Early Bird Enrolment
06 Mon Exams: begin for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2016 and summer semester B (SSB-01) 2025
07 Tue Course Introduction for Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA)
08 Wed Commencement for Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting (PGDA)
09 Thu Exams: end for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2016 and summer semester B (SSB-01) 2025
11 Sat Open day & Early Bird Enrolment
13 Mon Enrolments: begin for domestic and international students
13 Mon Census date for teaching period: February (FEB-ZA-02).  Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees.
13 Mon Fees due for returning students: semester one (S1-01)
15 Wed Census date for teaching period: term 1 (T1-57) and trimester 1 (T1-58). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees
17 Fri Enrolments: end for domestic and international students
17 Fri Results: released for deferred/supplementary for semester two 2016 (S2-01)
18 Sat Open day
20 Mon Orientation Week: begins
21 Tue Allocate+ adjustment opens for semester one (S1-01)
24 Fri Orientation Week: ends
27 Mon Results: released for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2016 and summer semester B (SSB-01) 2025 and Term 4 (T4-57).
27 Mon Semester one (S1-01) begins

March 2025

06 Mon Fees due for commencing students: for semester one (S1-01)
10 Fri Last day to add on-campus semester one (S1-01) or full-year (FY-01) units
10 Fri Allocate+ adjustment closes for semester one (S1-01)
11 Sat Course Introduction for Intake 2 for Master of Business Administration
19 Sun Census date for teaching period: March (MAR-ZA-02). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees.
21 Tue Public Holiday: Human Rights Day (MSA closed)
31 Fri Last day to discontinue semester one (S1-01) units without ‘withdrawn’ showing on academic record
31 Fri Census date for teaching period: semester one (S1-01). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees

April 2025

08 Sat Graduation ceremony: South Africa
14 Fri Mid-semester break: begins
14 Fri Public holiday: Good Friday (MSA closed)
17 Mon Public holiday: Family Day (MSA closed)
21 Fri Mid-semester break: ends
24 Mon Exam timetable published: for semester one (S1-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
27 Thu Public holiday: Freedom Day (MSA closed)
30 Sun MSA bursary & scholarship applications for semester two (S2-01) close
30 Sun Census date for teaching period: April (APR-ZA-02), full-year (FY-01), full-year (extended) (FY-32) and term 2 (T2-57). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees

May 2025

01 Mon Public holiday: Workers Day (MSA closed)
01 Mon Exchange applications for partner universities Semester 1 2025 due
01 Mon Last day to discontinue semester one (S1-01) units with ‘withdrawn’ showing on academic record. Units discontinued after this date will show as a ‘withdrawn fail’
26 Fri Semester one (S1-01) ends
26 Fri Last day to discontinue semester one (S1-01) units with ‘withdrawn fail’ on academic record. Units cannot be discontinued after this date.
29 Mon Swot Vac: begins

June 2025

02 Fri Swot Vac: ends
04 Sun Census date for teaching period: May (MAY-ZA-02).  Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees.
05 Mon Exams: begin for semester one (S1-01)
12 Mon Enrolment details and fee statement for semester one (S2-01) emailed to Monash student email account
16 Fri Public holiday: Youth Day (MSA closed)
23 Fri Exams: end for semester one (S1-01)
30 Fri Census date for teaching period: trimester 2 (T2-58). Last day to discontinue units in this teaching periods without incurring fees
30 Fri Census date for teaching period: winter (WS-01). Penalty and teaching dates vary. To check the dates for your unit, refer to MSA website.

July 2025

10 Mon Results: released for semester one (S1-01)
10 Mon Enrolments: begin for domestic and international students
14 Fri Enrolments: end for domestic and international students
15 Sat Course Introduction for Intake 3 for Master of Business Administration
17 Mon Fees due for returning students: semester two (S2-01)
17 Mon Mid-year Orientation Week: begins
18 Tue Allocate+ adjustment opens for semester Two (S2-01)
19 Wed Exam timetable published: (deferred and supplementary) for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2016, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2025 and semester one (S1-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
21 Fri Mid-year Orientation Week: ends
23 Sun Census date for teaching period: July (JUL-ZA-02).  Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees.
24 Mon Semester two (S2-01) begins

August 2025

01 Tue Last day to discontinue full-year (FY-01) units with ‘withdrawn’ showing on academic record. Units discontinued after this date will show as a ‘fail’
04 Fri Allocate+ adjustment closes for semester Two (S2-01)
04 Fri Last day to add on-campus semester two (S2-01) units
07 Mon Fees due for commencing students: for semester two (S2-01)
07 Mon Exams (deferred and supplementary): begin for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2016, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2025 and semester one (S1-01)
09 Wed Public holiday: National Women’s Day (MSA closed)
11 Fri Exams (deferred and supplementary): end for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2016, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2025 and semester one (S1-01)
19 Sat Course Introduction for Intake 4 for Master of Business Administration
21 Mon Last day to discontinue semester two (S2-01) units without ‘withdrawn’ showing on academic record
23 Wed Results (deferred and supplementary exams): released for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2016, summer semester B (SSB-01) 2025 and semester one (S1-01)
27 Sun Census date for teaching period: August (AUG-ZA-02). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees.
31 Thu Census date for teaching period: semester two (S2-01) and term 3 (T3-57). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees.

September 2025

01 Thur Exchange applications to Monash Australia & Monash Malaysia for Semester 1 2025 deadline
18 Mon Exam timetable published: for semester two (S2-01) in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
24 Sun Public Holiday: Heritage (MSA closed)
25 Mon Public Holiday: Holiday as Heritage Day falls on a Sunday (MSA closed)
25 Mon Mid-semester break: begins
25 Mon Last day to discontinue semester two (S2-01) units with ‘withdrawn’ showing on academic record. Units discontinued after this date will show as ‘withdrawn fail’
29 Fri Mid-semester break: ends
30 Sat Census date for teaching period:  trimester 3 (T3-58). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees.

October 2025

09 Mon Re-enrolment (timely): begins for 2025
20 Fri Last day to discontinue semester two (S2-01) and full year (FY-01) units with ‘withdrawn fail’ showing on academic record. Units cannot be discontinued after this date
20 Fri Semester two (S2-01) and full year (FY-01) ends.
23 Mon Swot Vac: begins
27 Fri Swot Vac: ends
30 Mon Exams: begin for semester two (S2-01)
31 Tue Census date for teaching period: term 4 (T4-57). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees.

November 2025

02 Wed Exams: begin for Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
07 Mon Exams: end for Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
12 Sun Census date for teaching period: November (NOV-ZA-02). Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees.
15 Wed MSA bursary & scholarship applications for semester one 2025 (S1-01) close
15 Wed Exchange applications for partner universities Semester 2 2025 due
17 Fri Exams: end for semester two (S2-01)
24 Fri Re-enrolment (timely): ends for 2025
25 Sat Re-enrolment (late): begins for 2025. A late fee will apply
30 Thu Census date for teaching period: October (OCT-ZA-02).Last day to discontinue units in these teaching periods without incurring fees.

December 2025

04 Mon Results: released for semester two (S2-01)
08 Fri Re-enrolment (late): end for 2025
08 Fri Exam timetable published: for summer semester A (SSA-02) 2025 and summer semester B (SSB-01) 2025 in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
16 Sat Public Holiday: Day of Reconciliation (MSA closed)
18 Mon Exam timetable published: (deferred and supplementary) for semester two (S2-01) 2025 in the Web Enrolment System (WES)
22 Fri MSA closed
31 Sun Census date for teaching period: summer A (SSA-02). Penalty and teaching dates vary. To check the dates for your unit, refer to MSA website.

Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.