Nelson Mandela University Closing Dates 2018 / 2019: What are the important dates for NMU

Here is a breakdown of the 2018 / 2019 term dates or important dates for Nelson Mandela University (NMU):

2019 Closing Dates

1) Academic Applications

Applications for 2019 open: 1 April 2018

Early closing date: 02 August 2018

Late closing date: 30 September 2018

 

2) On-Campus accommodation

Applications for on-campus accomodation open: 1 April 2018

Closing date: 30 September 2018

 

3) International Applicants 

International students First Semester 2019 (February): Deadline – 31 October 2018 (Application fee of R500)

ACADEMIC CALENDAR: 2018

LECTURE BLOCKS

  • First teaching block: Monday 5 February – Friday 23 March (34 days)
  • Second teaching block: Monday 26 March – Thursday 24 May (35 days)
  • Third teaching block: Monday 16 July – Friday 31 August (34 days)
  • Fourth teaching block: Monday 3 September – Friday 26 October (34 days)

NORMAL EXAMINATION PERIODS

  • First Semester: Monday 28 May – Friday 15 June (17 days)
  • Second Semester: Wednesday 31 October – Tuesday 20 November (18 days)

RE-EXAMINATION PERIODS

  • First Semester: Thursday 11 January – Friday 19 January
  • Second Semester: Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July

NOTE:

In the event of exams being disrupted, the University reserves the prerogative to extend the exam period for a reasonable time beyond the planned end of exams.

GRADUATION CEREMONIES

Autumn graduation

  • Friday 13 April (George)
  • Tuesday 17 April – Thursday 26 April (Port Elizabeth)

Summer graduation

  • Thursday 13 December – Saturday 15 December

STUDENT RECESS PERIODS

  • Friday 30 March – Sunday 8 April
  • Saturday 16 June – Sunday 15 July
  • Saturday 29 September – Sunday 7 October
  • Wednesday 21 November – Monday 31 December

* University re-opens: Tuesday 2 January 2018

PUBLIC AND UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS 2018

Semester 1 Mon 1 January New Year’s Day
Wed 21 March Human Rights Day
Fri 30 March Good Friday
Mon 2 April Family Day
Fri 27 April Freedom Day
Mon 30 April University Holiday
Tues 1 May Workers’ Day
Sat 16 June Youth Day
Semester 2 Thurs 09 August National Women’s Day
Mon 24 September Heritage Day
Sun 16 December Day of Reconciliation
Mon 17 December Public Holiday
Tues 25 December Christmas Day
Wed 26 December Day of Goodwill

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS (COASTAL SCHOOLS)

Term 1

  • Thurs 29 March – Monday 9 April
  • Mon 30 April – School Holiday

Term 2

  • Sat 23 June – Mon 16 July
  • Sat 10 August – School Holiday

Term 3

  • Sat 29 September – Mon 8 October

Term 4

  • Thurs 13 December –

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