The Australian academic calendar has a few quirks that sets it apart from the academic calendars you may be used to. For starters, the terms “Fall”, “Winter”, “Spring”, etc. mean very different things in Australia!

This is because Australia is in the southern hemisphere. And as a result, the seasons of the year are reversed to that of destinations like the UK or Canada.

The Australian academic calendar starts at the beginning of the calendar year. Australian university intakes vary from university to university, but generally look like this:

February/MarchAutumn/Fall Intake 2024
Biggest intake of the year:

Most number of universities offering the most seats for their programs

JulyWinter Intake 2024
Second biggest intake of the year:

Best option for those who miss the February intake

UniversityFall IntakeWinter Intake
Australian Catholic UniversityFebruaryJuly
The University of Notre Dame AustralFebruaryJuly
The Australian National UniversityFebruaryJuly
University of CanberraFebruaryJuly
Charles Sturt UniversityFebruaryJuly
Macquarie UniversityFebruaryJuly
Southern Cross UniversityMarchJuly
The University of NewcastleNANA
The University of New EnglandFebruaryJune
The University of SydneyFebruaryJuly
University of Technology SydneyFebruaryAugust
University of WollongongFebruaryMay
UNSW SydneyFebruaryMay
Western Sydney UniversityMarchJuly
Charles Darwin UniversityMarchJuly
Bond UniversityJanuaryMay, September
CQ UniversityMarchJuly
Griffith UniversityMarchJuly
James Cook UniversityJanuaryMay
Queensland University of TechnologyFebruaryJuly
The University of QueenslandFebruaryJuly
University of Southern QueenslandFebruaryJuly
University of the Sunshine CoastFebruaryJuly
Flinders UniversityFebruaryJuly
The University of AdelaideFebruaryJuly
University of South AustraliaFebruaryJuly
University of TasmaniaFebruaryJuly
Deakin UniversityMarchJuly
Federation University AustraliaMarchJuly
La Trobe UniversityMarchJuly
Monash UniversityFebruaryJuly
RMIT UniversityMarchJuly
Swinburne University of TechnologyFebruaryJuly
The University of MelbourneFebruaryJuly
Victoria UniversityNANA
Curtin UniversityFebruaryJuly
Edith Cowan UniversityFebruaryJuly
Murdoch UniversityFebruaryJuly
The University of Western AustraliaFebruaryJuly

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