2020 Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) dates

Successful completion of the Masters Qualifying Program allows you to meet the University's English language requirements for postgraduate study.

University opening dates

University and public holidays and dates for 2020 by event, date and whether open or closed*
New Year's Day Wednesday 1 January Closed
University opens for 2020 Thursday 2 January Open
Australia Day Holiday Monday 27 January (in lieu of 26 January) Closed
Labour Day Monday 9 March Open
Good Friday Friday 10 April Closed
Saturday of Easter weekend Saturday 11 April Closed
Easter Sunday Sunday 12 April Closed
Easter Monday Monday 13 April Closed
Easter Tuesday Tuesday 14 April Closed
ANZAC Day Monday 27 April (in lieu of 25 April) Closed
Queen's Birthday Monday 8 June Open
AFL Grand Final Eve Replaced with Thank You Day Closed
Thank You DayFriday 23 OctoberClosed
Melbourne Cup Tuesday 3 November Open
University holiday Monday 21 December - Friday 1 January 2021 Closed
Christmas Day Friday 25 December Closed
Boxing Day Saturday 26 December Closed
Boxing Day Holiday Monday 28 December Closed
New Year's Day Friday 1 January 2021 Closed
University opens for 2021 Monday 4 January 2021 Open

*When CLOSED is indicated, please note that our libraries may still be available on some days when the Uni is closed, please check the library website to confirm opening hours.

Intakes and census dates

Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

Intake 1 - March

Start date: March

Census date: Tuesday 31 March

Available at: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Intake 2 - June

Start date: June

Census date: Tuesday 21 July

Available at: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Intake 3 - October

Start date: October

Census date: Tuesday 17 November

Available at: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Census date explained

The census date is important as it is the last date to finalise aspects of your enrolment and fee obligations as detailed below.

International students:

International fee-paying students - last day to withdraw from current Residential study period and receive a 50% refund

Domestic students:

  • Last day to withdraw from units, intermit from current Residential study period or discontinue course without HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP liability
  • Last day for Commonwealth supported, HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP students to make full or partial upfront payments for current study period
  • Last day for Commonwealth supported students to submit online Commonwealth Assistance Form and/or provide their tax file number (TFN)
  • FEE-HELP - last day for domestic fee-paying students to apply for FEE-HELP or pay fees up front for the study period
  • Last day to withdraw from current Residential study period without incurring the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

All students

Last day to withdraw from current Residential study period units without reference on academic record


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