AY 2015-16

Semester Calendar AY 2015-16

Academic Year 2015-16From ToDuration
Semester 1 03-Aug-1504-Dec-1518 weeks
Orientation Week03-Aug-1507-Aug-151 week(No classes)
Teaching Weeks11-Aug-15*25-Sep-157 weeks(Teaching Week 1 to 7)
Recess Week#28-Sep-1502-Oct-151 week
Teaching Weeks05-Oct-1513-Nov-156 weeks(Teaching Week 8 to 13)
Revision and Examination16-Nov-1504-Dec-153 weeks
Semester 1 Vacation07-Dec-1508-Jan-165 weeks
Semester 211-Jan-1606-May-1617 weeks
Teaching Weeks11-Jan-1626-Feb-167 weeks(Teaching Week 1 to 7)
Recess Week#29-Feb-1604-Mar-161 week
Teaching Weeks07-Mar-1615-Apr-166 weeks(Teaching Week 8 to 13)
Revision and Examination18-Apr-1606-May-163 weeks
Semester 2 Vacation09-May-1629-Jul-1612 weeks

*    Classes start on 11 Aug 15 (Tue) in Semester 1, due to National Day holiday in-lieu on 10 Aug 15.

#   Research students in postgraduate programmes are expected to work on their research projects throughout the period of their candidature subject to the student terms, requirements and entitlements.

Special Terms Calendar AY 2015-16 (for Undergraduate Programmes only)

Academic Year 2015-16From ToDuration
Special Term I09-May-1617-Jun-166 weeks
Teaching Weeks09-May-1610-Jun-165 weeks(Teaching Week 1 to 5)
Revision & Examination13-Jun-1617-Jun-161 week
Special Term II20-Jun-1629-Jul-166 weeks
Teaching Weeks 20-Jun-1622-Jul-165 weeks(Teaching Week 1 to 5)
Revision & Examination25-Jul-1629-Jul-161 week

Trimester Calendar AY 2015-16 (for Postgraduate Programmes only)

Academic Year 2015-2016From To
Trimester 127 July 201523 October 2015
Examination19 October 201523 October 2015
Vacation26 October 201506 November 2015
Trimester 2 (1st Half)09 November 201518 December 2015
Vacation21 December 201501 January 2016
Trimester 2 (2nd Half)04 January 201619 February 2016
Examination15 February 201619 February 2016
Vacation22 February 201626 February 2016
Trimester 329 February 201627 May 2016
Examination23 May 201627 May 2016
Vacation30 May 201622 July 2016

Students in postgraduate programmes that do not follow the standard calendars are to check with their programme administrators.

University Key Events

Events DateDuration
Convocation 201527 Jul to 3 Aug 15
Qualifying English Test (UG only)4 Aug 15
Freshmen Welcome Ceremony (UG only)6 to 7 Aug 15
NTU Fest29 Aug 15A signature event of NTU Students' Union
Union Day/Academic Council Meeting (UG only)10 Sep 15No classes for UG programmes from 1030 to 1430 hours
Celebrate NTU8 Mar 16Campus-wide celebratory event including the State of the University Address by President


Public Holidays

Important Note:

Effective 2015, classes will proceed normally on the immediate Monday following a public holiday on Saturday.

Public Holidays 2015


Additional Information for Undergraduates

Please click here for Schedule of Key Academic Activities.

Attachment & Internship

Please refer to the Schedule for Attachment & Internship Programmes.

Notice to All Undergraduate NSmen

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has advised that all undergraduate NSmen are liable to be called up for In-Camp Training (ICT). It has made a standing arrangement with the universities that undergraduate NSmen would be called up for In-Camp Training (ICT) only during specific parts of the university vacations. During these periods, the university will not conduct any compulsory academic programme. MINDEF will not grant deferment on the ground of academic commitments. The call-up periods are indicated in the table below:

Year of StudyICT Call-Up Period and Duration
1st06 Jun to 31 Jul 2016
2nd7 Dec 15 – 3 Jan 1620 Jun to 31 Jul 2016
3rd20 Jun to 31 Jul 2016
Duration4 weeks6 or 8 weeks

Attachment programmes may overlap with the call-up period. NSmen students called up during their attachment can apply for leave and extend their attachment to make up for the period missed.


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