Key dates

Trimester dates, application and course withdrawal deadlines.

View the list of events for current students at Victoria.

Trimester dates

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

Study in 2016

We are still accepting applications to study in 2016—apply by 18 February 2016 to secure your place at Victoria.

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Some limited entry, postgraduate and Teacher Education programmes may have different application dates. If you're unsure, contact your Faculty.

If you need course advice, book a course planning session or call us on 0800 VICTORIA (842 867).

Withdrawing from courses’ deadlines

Visit course additions, withdrawals and refunds for more information about dates for withdrawing from courses.

Important dates and deadlines 2016

January 2016

Date

Deadline
Tue 5

University re-opens.

Trimester Three resumes.

Summer School begins.

Fri 8No addition of Summer School (January–February) courses after this date.
Sun 10

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 18Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes begin.
Fri 22After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from a Trimester Three November–February course.
Mon 25Wellington Anniversary observed (University closed).

February 2016

DateDeadline
Wed 3After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from a Trimester Three Summer School course.
Sat 6

Waitangi Day.

Mon 8Waitangi Day observed. (University closed).
Fri 12Summer School and Trimester Three teaching period ends.
Mon 15

Examinations for Summer School courses and Trimester Three November–February courses begin.

Thu 18

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 20Summer School and Trimester Three examinations end.
Mon 22New Students’ Orientation begins; runs to Friday 26 February inclusive.
Fri 26Deadline for payment of fees; students must be fully enrolled by this date.
Mon 29Trimester One begins.

March 2016

DateDeadline
Tue 1

Closing date for Round One applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.

Application deadline to have qualification awarded at the May graduation ceremonies.

Fri 11

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 24Extended Easter break begins (no lectures).
Fri 25Good Friday (University closed).
Mon 28Easter Monday (University closed).
Tue 29(University closed).
Wed 30Last day of extended Easter break (no lectures).
Thu 31Trimester One lectures resume.

April 2016

DateDeadline
Fri 1Hall of residence applications open for Trimester Two.
Mon 25

ANZAC Day

Mid-trimester break begins (one week only).

May 2016

DateDeadline
Mon 2Trimester One resumes.
Fri 13After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawals from Trimester One courses.
Tue 17Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Wed 18Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Thu 19Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.

June 2016

DateDeadline
Fri 3Trimester One teaching period ends.
Mon 6

Queen’s Birthday (University closed).

Mid-year study period begins.

Fri 10Mid-year examinations begin.
Wed 29

Mid-year examinations end.

Trimester One ends.

Thu 30Mid-year break begins.

July 2016

DateDeadline
Fri 1Closing date for Round Two applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Mon 4

International Students’ Orientation begins; runs to 7 July inclusive.

Fri 8

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.

Mon 11

Trimester Two begins

Fri 22

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.

August 2016

DateDeadline
Fri 1Hall of residence applications open for 2015.
Fri 19

After this date, the Associate Dean's approval is required for withdrawal from full-year courses.

Mon 22Mid-trimester break begins.

September 2016

DateDeadline
Mon 5Trimester Two resumes.
Fri 23

After this date, the Asssociate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from Trimester Two courses.

October 2016

DateDeadline
Sat 1

Application deadline to have a qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies.

Enrolment opens for 2017.

Hall of residence applications close for 2017.

Fri 14

Trimester Two and full-year teaching period ends.

Mon 17

End-of-year study period begins.

Fri 21

End-of-year examinations begin.

Mon 24

Labour Day (University closed).

November 2016

DateDeadline
Tue 1

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.

Tue 8

International Students’ Orientation begins; runs for two days.

Sat 12

End-of-year examinations end.

Sun 13

Trimester Two ends.

Mon 14

Trimester Three begins (limited selection of courses).

December 2016

DateDeadline
Fri 9

Graduate Diploma of Teaching programmes end.

Wed 14

Graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Thu 15

Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Fri 16

Master of Teaching and Learning programmes end.

Fri 23

Christmas–New Year break begins. University closed (until 9 January 2017 inclusive).

Mid-trimester break begins (November–February courses).