Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine

FIRST SEMESTER:  Monday, 10 February – Wednesday, 25 June
EASTER VACATION: Saturday, 12 April – Monday, 21 April
WINTER VACATION: Thursday, 26 June – Sunday, 20 July
SECOND SEMESTER:   Monday, 21 July – Wednesday, 26 November


PRE-SEMESTER: 

 

Wed, 01 – Fri, 03 Jan

Wed, 01 Jan

New Year’s Day (Public Holiday)

Thu, 02 Jan

University Offices open

 

Mon, 06 – Fri, 10 Jan

Tue, 07 Jan

Self-help registration system opens

Wednesday 8 Jan

Registration for Old curriculum 5th year

Thu, 09 Jan

 

Old curriculum 5th year commences

Deadline for applications for re-marks

Deadline for submission of Exclusion Appeals

Registration for 3rd year

 

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Jan

On or before Wed, 15 Jan

CEACOM meetings (College Exclusion Appeals Comm.)

Mon, 13 Jan

First semester commences for 3rd year

Registration for 2nd year

Tue, 14 Jan

First semester commences for 2nd year

 

Mon, 20 – Sat, 25 Jan

Tue, 21

AEACOM meeting

 

Mon, 27 – Sat, 01 Feb

Wed, 29 Jan

Registration, new curriculum 5th year

Thu, 30 Jan

Registration, 4th year

Fri, 31 Jan

Registration for 1st years

Sat, 01 Feb

Parents’ Day

 

Mon, 03 Feb – Sat, 08 Feb

Mon, 03 Feb

 

Opening Ceremony, 1st year students.

Orientation and On-Campus Registration of  other students

First semester commences for  4th and new  curriculum 5th  year

 

 

 

SEMESTER 1: 

1

 

Mon, 10 – Sun, 16 Feb

 

Mon, 10 Feb

First Semester commences for 1st year

Lectures commence

Thu, 20 Feb

Final date for payment of all fees required for student registration.

2

Mon, 17– Fri, 21 Feb

Fri, 21 Feb

Final date for registration – 1st Semester

Final date for submitting curriculum changes

Final date for requests for extended DPs

3

Mon, 24  – Fri, 28 Feb

 

                                                                           

4

Mon, 03 – Fri, 07 Mar

Fri, 07 Mar

Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS for the students who had outstanding requirements.

(Honours, Bachelors, Diplomas and Certificates)

5

Mon, 10 – Fri, 14 Mar

 

Exam Week: 4th & 5th Years Block 1

6

Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 Mar

Wed, 19 Mar

Compensatory:  Follows Friday Timetable.

Fri, 21 Mar

Human Rights’ Day (Public Holiday)

7

Mon, 24 – Fri, 28 Mar

Mon, 24 Mar

Final day for capturing graduation decisions onto ITS (Doctoral and Masters Studies)

Tue, 25 Mar

Graduation Programmes sent to Colleges for checking

8

Mon, 31 Mar – Fri, 04 Apr

 

 

9

Mon, 07 – Sat, 12 Apr

Mon, 07 – Sat, 12 Apr

Graduation Ceremonies (WVL)

Fri, 11 Apr

Final date for withdrawal from a module

Final date for withdrawal from the University (Semester 1)

Final timetable for main & supplementary exams released

 

Sat, 12 –  Mon, 21 Apr

EASTER VACATION  (STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK)

10

Mon, 14 – Fri, 18 Apr

Mon, 14 – Tue, 15 Apr

Graduation Ceremonies (PMB)

Fri, 18 Apr

Good Friday (Public Holiday)

11

Mon, 21 – Fri, 25 Apr

Mon, 21 Apr

Family Day (Public Holiday)

Exam Week: 4th & 5th Years Block 2

12

Mon, 28 Apr – Fri, 02 May

Mon, 28 Apr

Tue, 29 Apr

Freedom Day (Public Holiday observed)

Compensatory:  Follows Monday Timetable.

 

 

Thu, 01 May

Workers Day (Public Holiday)

12

Mon 05 – Fri, 9 May

 

 

13

Mon, 12 – Fri, 16 May

 

 

14

 

Mon, 19 -  Fri,  23 May

 

Wed, 21 May

DP refusals published

Thu, 22 May

Lectures end

Fri, 23 – Tue, 27 May

Study period

Mon, 26 May

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices

15

Mon, 26 May – Sat, 31 Jun

Wed, 28 May

First Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturdays) for 2nd and 3rd Years

16

Mon, 02 Jun – Sat, 07 Jun

 

Exam week (for 2nd and 3rd year students)

Exam Week: 4th & 5th Years Block 3

 

 

Fri, 6 Jun

First semester ends for 4th and 5th year students

17

Mon, 09 – Fri, 13 Jun

Thu, 12 Jun

 

Fri, 13 Jun

Fri, 13 – Tue, 17 Jun

First Semester Exams end (for 2nd and 3rd students.)

Supplementary Exam Week – 4th & 5th Years

1st Semester Ends – 4th & 5th Years

Break between exam 4th & 5th Years

18

Mon, 16 – Sat, 21 Jun

Mon, 16 Jun

Youth Day (Public Holiday)

Wed, 18 Jun

1st Semester Supplementary Exams commence

 

 

Fri, 20 Jun

1st semester ends for 1st year students

19

Mon, 23 – Fri, 27 Jun

Wed, 25 Jun

Supplementary Exams end

First Semester ends

Semester 1:

Teaching days:   Monday 13 ,  Tuesday 13 ,  Wednesday 13 ,  Thursday 13 ,  Friday 13  :  65 days

Study leave:  5 days;     Examinations:  14 days;     Supp exams:  7 days;  Two Compensatory days:  (Wed,19 Mar & Tue, 29 Apr)


 

Thu, 26 Jun – Sun, 20 Jul

 

MID-YEAR BREAK  (Winter Vacation)

  • 4th & 5th year students : Sat, 14  - Sun 6 July
  • 3rd year students : Wed, 25 June– Sun 6 July
  • 2nd year students : Wed 25 June – Sun 13 July
  • 1st year students : Sat, 21 June – Sun, 20 July

 Thu, 03 Jul

 

Supplementary Exam marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

Mon, 7 Jul

2nd semester commences for 3rd,  4th & 5th  years

Thu, 10 Jul

 

Release of 1st semester results after Exam Boards at 00:01 am


SEMESTER 2: 

1

Mon14, - Fri, 18 Jul

Mon, 14 Jul

2nd semester commences for 2nd  years

Fri, 18 Jul

Final date for registration – 2nd semester (3rd  year students)

2

Mon, 21 – Fri, 25 Jul

Mon, 21 Jul

 

Second Semester commences for 1st year students

Lectures commence (1st year students)

Tue, 22 Jul

Deadline for submission of Exclusion Appeals

Deadline for applications for re-marks

On or before Fri, 25 Jul

CEACOM meetings (College Exclusion Appeals Comm.)

 

 

Fri, 25 Jul

Final date for registration – 2nd semester (2nd year)

3

Mon, 28 Jul – Fri, 01 Aug

Mon, 28 Jul

Eid-Al-Fitr (condoned absence)

Wed, 30 Jul

AEACOM meeting

Thu, 31 Jul

Final date for payment of all fees required for student registration.

Fri, 01 Aug

Final date for registration – 2nd Semester (1st year students)

Final date for submitting curriculum changes

Final date for requests for extended DPs

3

Mon, 04 – Sat, 09 Aug

Sat, 09 Aug

National Women’s Day (Public Holiday)

4

Mon, 11 – Fri, 15 Aug

 

Exam Week: 5th Years Block 4

5

Mon, 18 – Fri, 22 Aug

 

 

6

Mon, 25 – Fri, 29 Aug

 

 

7

Mon, 01 – Fri, 05 Sep

 

Exam Week: 4th Years Blocks 4

8

Mon, 08 – Fri, 12 Sep

Fri, 12 Sep

Final date for withdrawal from a module

Final date for withdrawal from the University (Semester 2)

Final timetable for main and supplementary examinations released

9

Mon, 15 – Fri, 19 Sep

Fri, 19 Sep

Lectures end for Mid-Term Break (1st year students)

 

Sat, 20 Sep – Sun, 28 Sep

                                 STUDENT MID-TERM BREAK

Wed, 24 Sep

Thu, 25 Sep

Heritage Day (Public Holiday)

Rosh Hashanah (condoned absence)

 

Mon, 22 Sep – Fri, 26 Sep

 

Exam Week: 5th Years Block 5

10

Mon, 29 Sep – Sat, 03 Oct

Mon, 29 Sep

Lectures resume (for 1st years)

Sat, 04 Oct

Yom Kippur (condoned absence)

Eid-Al-Adhah (condoned absence)

11

Mon, 06 – Fri, 10  Oct

 

 

12

Mon, 13 – Fri, 17 Oct

Wed, 15 Oct,

DP refusals published (3rd year students)

Lectures end for 3rd year students  (exam 1)

Fri, 17 Oct

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Office (3rd year students)

13

 

Mon, 20 – Sat, 25 Oct

Tue, 21 Oct

Exam 1 commences (3rd year students)

 

Thu, 23 Oct

DP refusals published – 1st year students

Diwali/Deepavali (Condoned absence)

Fri, 24 Oct

Lectures end

Exam 1 ends (3rd year students)

Sat, 25 – Wed, 29 Oct

Study period

 

 

Mon, 27 Oct

Lectures re-commences (3rd year students)

14

Mon, 27 Oct – Sat, 01 Nov

Tue, 28 Oct

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices(1st year students)

Lectures end (1st year students)

Wed, 29 Oct

 

Thu, 30 Oct

Second Semester Exams commence (incl. Saturdays)

Fri, 31 Oct

Final date for submission of College handbooks for 2015

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices(4th  year students – non-medical)

Exams commence, 1st year students

15

Mon, 03  – Sat, 08 Nov

 

Exam week

Exam Week: 4th Years Block 5

Exam Week: 5th Years Block 6

 

 

Tue, 4 Nov

DP refusals published (2nd  year students)

 

 

Thu, 6 Nov

Lectures end, (2nd year students)

 

 

Fri, 7 Nov

Final date for submission of DP Appeals to School Offices(2nd  year students)

16

Mon, 10  – Fri, 14 Nov

Mon, 10 Nov

Exams end, (1st year students )

 

Supplementary exams commence – 4th & 5th years

 

 

Tue, 11 Nov

Exams commence (2nd year students)

 

 

Fri, 14 Nov

 

Lectures end,( 3rd year students – for exam 2)

 

Mon, 17 – Fri, 21 Nov

Mon, 17 Nov

Exams end, (2nd year students)

Exams 2 commences, (3rd year students)

 

 

Tues, 18 Nov

Exam 2 ends, (3rd year students)

17

 

Thu, 20 Nov

2nd Semester Supplementary Exams commence

18

Mon, 24– Fri, 28 Nov

Thu, 27 Nov

2nd Semester Supplementary Exams end

Second Semester ends

Fri, 28 Nov

Last day for submission of theses/dissertations to the Post-Graduate Administrative Offices for possible April 2015 Graduation

2nd Semester Ends – 4th & 5th Years

 

Mon, 1 Dec – Sat 13 Dec

 

 

Semester 2:

Teaching days:   Monday 13 ,  Tuesday 13 ,  Wednesday 13 ,  Thursday 13 ,  Friday 13 :  65 days

Study leave:  5 days;     Examinations:  14 days;     Supp exams:  7 days;   Compensatory days: 0


YEAR-END BREAK:

 

Mon, 01 – Fri, 05 Dec 

Fri, 05 Dec

Supplementary marks to be captured on SMS by 12h00

 

Mon, 08 – Fri, 12 Dec

Fri, 12 Dec

Release of 2nd semester results after Exam Boards

(00:01 am)

 

Mon, 16 – Tue, 31 Dec

 

Tue, 16 Dec

Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)

Fri, 19 Dec

University Offices close

Thu, 25 Dec

Christmas Day (Public Holiday)

Fri, 26 Dec

Day of Goodwill (Public Holiday)



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