Exam dates and timetable - Section contents

Find out when and where your exams will be held and how to access your personal exam timetable.

Exam dates

You must plan to be in Melbourne during the entire examination period (including the special and supplementary period), as the exam timetable is subject to change.

Summer Term, 2018/19Date
Exam timetable available Monday 4 February by 5pm
Exam period Monday 11 February to Monday 18 February
Semester 1, 2019Date
Exam timetable available Monday 13 May by 5pm
SWOT Vac Saturday 1 June to Friday 7 June
Exam period Tuesday 11 June to Friday 28 June
Official results release date Friday 12 July
Supplementary exam timetable available Monday 15 July by 5pm
Special and supplementary exam period Thursday 18 July to Thursday 25 July

Access your exam timetable

You can view your exam timetable now online.

View my exam timetable

Alternatively, you can check your personal exam timetable via my.unimelb:

  1. Log into my.unimelb and navigate to the 'Exams & results' section
  2. Click 'View my exam timetable'
  3. Log in on the 'Exams Portal' webpage, using your unimelb username and password
  4. Your personal exam timetable and seat allocation will be displayed. If you are registered for Special Consideration for ongoing support, you can also view your Alternative Exam Arrangements (AEAs) via your timetable.
  5. Check if your subject has further assessment tasks such as take home, practical, oral or performance exams, via your subject in LMS or academic teaching staff.

If you are checking via the my.unimelb app, make sure you're using the latest version.

Having issues?

If you can't view your timetable, try searching for your individual subjects using the subject code.

If you're having problems logging into my.unimelb, visit the troubleshooting my.unimelb FAQ for helpful advice.

Know your exam details

Your seat

If you can’t see a seat number for one or more of your exams in your exam timetable, don’t worry! Seat numbers are released closer to the date of your exam – just keep checking your timetable. Seat numbers are also displayed on the day at the exam venue.


Plan to arrive at your exam venue at least 15 minutes before your official exam start time. Venue doors will open approximately 10 minutes before the official start time to allow time to find your seat. If you are using public transport to get to your exam venue make sure you allow plenty of time. Read more on exam locations.

Reading time

Your exam reading time is included in the official exam start time. Reading time occurs before writing time and it will be either 15 or 30 minutes. Your subject coordinator determines the reading time length for your exam. You're not allowed to write during reading time, unless it is stated otherwise on the front cover of your exam paper.

Reading time allows you to familiarise yourself with the exam paper before the exam officially begins.

What should I do if I cannot sit my exam?

All students are required to attend their exams.

If you are too unwell to attend an exam, you may be eligible for Special Consideration if you apply within 4 working days of the exam. Please note medical documentation must be provided, and applications are not automatically approved. Read more about missing exams.

If you are awarded a special exam as an outcome of a special consideration application, you can either sit the exam or choose to decline it. Learn more about special exams.