Semester starting dates
When do semester 1 and semester 2 classes start?
If you are a commencing student at UWA, the academic year is normally divided into two semesters.
- Semester 1 runs from late February to the end of May, approximately
- Semester 2 from late July to the end of October, approximately.
For the standard semester teaching periods classes normally commence from the start date of the semester onwards.
If you are a postgraduate student, you may have units taught in non-standard teaching periods. Semester and other teaching period dates are published each year on our Current Students' website. You can also check the Important Dates and the official Academic Calendar for more information.