Trimester dates, application and course withdrawal deadlines.
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Victoria’s academic year is divided into three trimesters:
- Trimester One (1/3): March–July
- Trimester Two (2/3): July–November
- Trimester Three (3/3): November–February
A limited selection of courses is offered outside Trimesters One and Two. Courses offered in Trimester Three have various start and end dates. Most run during the period called ‘Summer School’ which is a defined six-week period of teaching during January and February.
Application key dates
Apply now to study in Trimester Three.
Trimester Three applications are due 1 November.
If you need course advice, book a course planning session or call us on 0800 VICTORIA (842 867).
Postgraduate and Teacher education programmes
Some postgraduate and teacher education programmes have different application dates. Find out when you need to apply:
Withdrawing from courses’ deadlines
Visit course additions, withdrawals and refunds for more information about dates for withdrawing from courses.
Important dates and deadlines
|Sat 1||Halls of Residence applications open for 2016.|
|Fri 21||After this date the Associate Dean's approval is required for withdrawal from full-year courses.|
|Mon 24||Mid-trimester break begins.|
|Tue 1||Application deadline for advance graduation (to have a qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies).|
|Mon 7||Trimester Two resumes.|
|Fri 25||After this date the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from Trimester Two courses.|
Application deadline to have a qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies.
Enrolment opens for 2016.
Halls of Residence applications close for 2016.
|Fri 16||Trimester Two and full-year teaching period ends.|
|Mon 19||End-of-year study period begins.|
|Fri 23||End-of-year examinations begin.|
|Mon 26||Labour Day (University closed).|
Closing date for Round Three applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Closing date for Victoria Graduate Awards and Master’s-by-Thesis scholarships.
Discretionary Entrance for Trimester Three Courses.
|Thu 12||International Students' Orientation.|
|Sat 14||End-of-year examinations end.|
|Sun 15||Trimester Two ends.|
|Mon 16||Trimester Three begins (limited selection of courses).|
|Wed 9||Graduation ceremony at Michael Fowler Centre.|
Graduation ceremonies at Michael Fowler Centre.
Applications due for programmes and courses starting in 2016 with limitations on entry, including some distance courses.
|Fri 11||Graduate Diploma of Teaching programmes end.|
Graduate Diploma of Teaching programmes end.
Mid-trimester break begins (November—February courses).
Christmas – New Year break begins. University closed (until Mon 4 January 2016 inclusive).
Mid-trimester break begins (November-February courses).
Trimester Three resumes.
Summer School begins.
|Fri 8||No addition of Summer School (January–February) courses after this date.|
Applications due for 2016 courses and programmes other than those that closed 10 December. Applications received after this date will be waitlisted and incur a late fee.
Admission and enrolment documentation deadline for new students.
|Mon 18||Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes begin.|
|Fri 22||After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from a Trimester Three November–February course.|
|Mon 25||Wellington Anniversary observed (University closed).|
|Wed 3||After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from a Trimester Three Summer School course.|
|Mon 8||Waitangi Day observed. (University closed).|
|Fri 12||Summer School and Trimester Three teaching period ends.|
Examinations for Summer School courses and Trimester Three November–February courses begin.
Online enrolment closes.
Special Admission applications for 2016 courses and programmes close.
Discretionary Entrance applications for 2016 courses and programmes close.
International Students’ Orientation begins; runs to 24 February inclusive.
|Sat 20||Summer School and Trimester Three examinations end.|
|Mon 22||New Students’ Orientation begins; runs to Friday 26 February inclusive.|
|Fri 26||Deadline for payment of fees; students must be fully enrolled by this date.|
|Mon 29||Trimester One begins.|
Closing date for Round One applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Application deadline to have qualification awarded at the May graduation ceremonies.
No addition of Trimester One or full-year courses after this date.
After this date, students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester One or full-year course will not receive a refund of tuition fees.
|Thu 24||Extended Easter break begins (no lectures).|
|Fri 25||Good Friday (University closed).|
|Mon 28||Easter Monday (University closed).|
|Tue 29||(University closed).|
|Wed 30||Last day of extended Easter break (no lectures).|
|Thu 31||Trimester One lectures resume.|
|Fri 1||Hall of residence applications open for Trimester Two.|
Mid-trimester break begins (one week only).
|Mon 2||Trimester One resumes.|
|Fri 13||After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawals from Trimester One courses.|
|Tue 17||Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.|
|Wed 18||Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.|
|Thu 19||Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.|
|Fri 3||Trimester One teaching period ends.|
Queen’s Birthday (University closed).
Mid-year study period begins.
|Fri 10||Mid-year examinations begin.|
Mid-year examinations end.
Trimester One ends.
|Thu 30||Mid-year break begins.|
|Fri 1||Closing date for Round Two applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.|
International Students’ Orientation begins; runs to 7 July inclusive.
Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester Two courses; students must be fully enrolled by this date.
New Students’ Orientation for students starting in Trimester Two.
Trimester Two begins
No addition of Trimester Two courses after this date.
Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester Two course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees.