Examinations are administered by:

Many courses at UQ include both mid-semester and end-of-semester exams. It is your responsibility to read the Examinations policy.

Timetables

We expect students to be available for the full duration of each semester's examination period.

Please consult the Academic Calendar and relevant course profiles before making any arrangements that will clash with examination periods. The Academic Calendar is available up to one year in advance.

End-of-semester exams

End-of-semester examinations are held during the University’s designated end-of-semester examination periods. These typically fall in:

  • Semester 1: June.
  • Semester 2: November.
  • Summer Semester: February.

Please note that end-of-semester exams are also called "central examinations".

End-of-semester exam timetables are published on both myUQ and mySI-net around five weeks before an examination period's start date. For Summer Semester, exam timetables are available in late January.

Your personal exam timetable will be emailed to your student email address.

Please note that it is your responsibility to pay attention to the times and locations for your exams and to arrive at the correct room at the correct time and on the correct day.

Misreading your exam timetable is not an approved reason to be granted a deferred exam.

A full list of important exam dates is available.

Mid-semester exams

Mid-semester exams are typically held during scheduled class times. However, if a course has a very large number of students, a mid-semester exam may be scheduled for a Saturday.

Timetables for Saturday exams are published around four weeks before the exams are scheduled.

Times for deferred and supplementary exams are published on both myUQ and mySI-net. A personal exam timetable will be emailed to your student email address.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your exam's scheduled start time. If your exam is at the UQ Centre you should plan to arrive 30 minutes before your exam begins.

Students must allow for enough time to travel to an exam venue and must take traffic conditions into account (e.g. peak hour traffic). All reasonable attempts must be made to plan transport in a way that avoids or minimises travel delays.

You should contact your course coordinator, or your school with any questions about mid-semester exams.

Please note that it is your responsibility to pay attention to the times and locations for your exams and to arrive at the correct room at the correct time and on the correct day.

Misreading your exam timetable is not an approved reason to be granted a deferred exam.

A full list of important exam dates is available.

Sessions and times

End-of-semester exams are scheduled in up to four sessions per day from Monday to Friday, and in up to three sessions on Saturdays.

For Summer Semester, end-of-semester exams are scheduled from Monday to Friday, with two sessions per day, commencing at 9:00am and 12:30pm.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your exam's scheduled start time. If your exam is at the UQ Centre you should plan to arrive 30 minutes before your exam begins.

Students must allow for enough time to travel to an exam venue and must take traffic conditions into account (e.g. peak hour traffic). All reasonable attempts must be made to plan transport in a way that avoids or minimises travel delays.

The start times for end-of-semester exam sessions are:

Monday–Friday  
Session 1 8am
Session 2 11:15am
Session 3 2:30pm
Session 4 5:45pm
Saturday  
Session 1 9:30am
Session 2 1:30pm
Session 3 4:30pm

Timetable clashes

For end-of-semester exams, a timetable clash occurs when:

  • two of your exams are timetabled for the same session, or
  • three exams are scheduled on a single calendar day during the end-of-semester examination period.

For mid-semester exams, a timetable clash occurs when:

  • two of your exams are timetabled for the same session, or
  • three exams are scheduled on a single calendar day outside of scheduled classes (e.g. on a Saturday).

In these cases, you are eligible to apply for alternative exam arrangements.

Exam venues

Exam venues are listed on your personal exam timetable, which is sent to your student email address.

Examinations may be held in a venue you are unfamiliar with. On the day of your exam you should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your exam's scheduled start time.

If your exam is at the UQ Centre you should plan to arrive 30 minutes before your exam begins.

Because the UQ Centre is a large venue, the extra time is to let students enter the exam room with sufficient time to commence their exam.

To find an exam room, or to find your way around campus, download the UQNav app or use a campus map:

You can also use the UQ maps database to search by building name or building number.

Deferred and supplementary exams

Deferred end-of-semester exams and supplementary exams are held during the University’s deferred and supplementary examination periods.

Times for deferred and supplementary exams are published on both myUQ and mySI-net. A personal exam timetable will be emailed to your student email address.

You must be available to sit the deferred or supplementary examination at the scheduled date and time.

There are no provisions to sit deferred or supplementary exam earlier than scheduled, or for further deferral of a deferred or supplementary examination.

Find out more about deferring an exam or supplementary assessment.