UP Dates Important

by Israel Boafo Bansah

UP Important Dates

UP Dates, Application for admission to undergraduate study programmes for both South African and non-South African citizens close on the dates specified below in the year preceding the year of study.
Prospective students are encouraged to apply online as soon as applications open in March at www.up.ac.za/apply.Please note that a non-refundable application fee of R300 is payable.
Click here to view the closing dates

KEY DATES

  • January 2018
  • 01 January
    • New Year’s Day
    • 03 January
      • Academic year commences
    • Commencement of online registration for senior students
  • 08 January – 19 January
    • Summer School
    • 10 January
      • Registration assistance centre opens at Hillcrest Campus
    • Commencement of online registration for first year students
  • 26 January – 28 January
    • Special orientation for non-RSA students
  • 27 January
    • Welcome Day
  • 30 January – 02 February
    • Orientation programme for new first-year students
  • February 2018
  • 02 February
    • Division of large course groups: new first-year students
  • 03 February
    • INSYNC first-year concert
  • 05 February
    • Lectures commence for quarter 1 and semester 1
  • 08 February
    • Last day for assisted registration at the Hillcrest Campus
  • 10 February
    • Anniversary of the University’s founding
  • 19 February
    • Closing date for amendments or cancellation of modules, without paying fees (Quarter 1, 2 and Semester 1)
  • March 2018
  • 19 March
    • Wednesday timetable is followed
  • 21 March
    • Human Rights Day
  • 26 March
    • Lectures end for quarter 1
  • 27 March
    • Lectures commence for quarter 2
    • 28 March
      • Friday timetable is followed
    • Lectures end for April recess
  • 29 March – 09 April
    • April recess
  • 30 March
    • Good Friday
  • April 2018
  • 02 April
    • Family Day
    • 10 April
      • Lectures resume after recess
    • Monday timetable is followed
  • 11 April
    • GIBS Graduation Ceremony
  • 12 April – 11 May
    • Autumn Graduation Ceremonies
  • 27 April
    • Freedom Day
  • 30 April
    • No lectures
  • May 2018
  • 01 May
    • Workers’ Day
  • 21 May – 30 June
    • Cooling off period/Examination period: non-academic student activities
    • 29 May
      • Lectures end for quarter 2 and semester 1
    • Last day for discontinuation of modules
  • June 2018
  • 02 June – 23 June
    • Examinations of first-quarter, second-quarter and first-semester modules
  • 16 June
    • Youth Day
  • 25 June – 30 June
    • Supplementary examinations of first-quarter, second- quarter and first-semester modules
  • July 2018
  • 01 July – 15 July
    • July recess
  • 02 July – 13 July
    • Winter School
  • 16 July
    • Lectures commence for quarter 3 and semester 2
  • 30 July
    • Closing date for amendments or cancellation of modules, without paying fees (Quarter 3, 4 and Semester 2)
  • August 2018
  • 04 August
    • #Choose UP Day
  • 06 August
    • Thursday timetable is followed
  • 07 August
    • Friday timetable is followed
  • 09 August
    • National Women’s Day
  • 10 August
    • No lectures
  • September 2018
  • 03 September – 07 September
    • Spring Graduation Ceremonies
  • 04 September
    • Lectures end for quarter 3
  • 05 September
    • Lectures commence for quarter 4
  • 24 September
    • Heritage Day
  • 26 September
    • Spring Day
  • 27 September
    • Monday timetable is followed
  • 28 September
    • Lectures end for October recess
  • 29 September – 07 October
    • October recess
  • October 2018
  • 08 October
    • Lectures resume after recess
  • 22 October – 05 December
    • Cooling off period/Examination period: non-academic student activities
  • November 2018
    • 01 November
      • Lectures end for quarter 4 and semester 2
    • Last day for discontinuation of modules
  • 06 November – 26 November
    • Examination of third-quarter, fourth-quarter, second-semester and year modules
  • 28 November – 05 December
    • Supplementary examinations of third-quarter, fourth- quarter second-semester and year modules
  • December 2018
  • 05 December
    • Academic year ends
  • 07 December
    • Graduation Ceremony for LLM in Human Rights
  • 16 December
    • Day of Reconciliation
  • 17 December
    • Public holiday in terms of legislation
  • 21 December
    • University closes at 10:00
  • January 2019
  • 03 January
    • Academic year commences