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
Online enrolment re-opens at the end of March.
- Trimester Two applications are due 21 June.
- 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).
Teacher education programmes of study
Some teacher education programmes have different enrolment and start dates. Visit the Faculty of Education website for further information.
Withdrawing from courses’ deadlines
Visit course additions, withdrawals and refunds for more information about dates for withdrawing from courses.
Important dates and deadlines 2015
|Thu 19||International Students' Orientation begins; runs to 24 February inclusive.|
|Sat 21||Summer School and Trimester Three examinations end.|
|Mon 23||New Students' Orientation begins; runs to 27 February inclusive.|
|Fri 27||Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester One or full-year courses; students must be fully enrolled by this date.|
Closing date for Round One applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Application deadline to have a qualification awarded at the May graduation ceremonies.
|Mon 2||Trimester One begins.|
No addition of Trimester One courses after this date for students who are already enrolled.
After this date students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester One or full-year course will not receive a refund of tuition fees.
|Wed 1||Halls of Residence applications open for Trimester Two.|
|Fri 3||Good Friday (University closed). Mid-trimester break begins.|
Easter Monday (University closed).
|Mon 20||Trimester One resumes.|
|Mon 27||Anzac Day observed.|
|Tue 12||Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.|
|Wed 13||Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.|
|Thu 14||Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.|
|Fri 15||After this date the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawals from Trimester One courses.|
|Mon 1||Queen’s Birthday (University closed).|
|Fri 5||Trimester One teaching period ends.|
|Mon 8||Mid-year study period begins.|
|Fri 12||Mid-year examinations begin.|
Closing date for Round Two applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Mid-year examinations end.
Trimester One ends.
|Thu 2||Mid-year break begins.|
|Wed 8||International Students' Orientation begins; runs to 9 July inclusive.|
|Fri 10||Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester Two courses; students must be fully enrolled by this date.|
|Mon 13||Trimester Two begins.|
No addition of Trimester Two courses after this date for students who are already enrolled.
Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester Two course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees.
|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.
|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).|
Applications due for:
|Wed 9||Graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.|
|Thu 10||Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.|
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).