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

Apply now to study in Trimester Three.

Application deadlines

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 2015

July 2015

 
Date Deadline
Wed 1

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.
Fri 24

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.

August 2015

Date Deadline
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.

September 2015

Date Deadline
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.

October 2015

Date Deadline
Thu 1

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).

November 2015

Date Deadline
Sun 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.

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).

December 2015

Date Deadline
Wed 9 Graduation ceremony at Michael Fowler Centre.
Thu 10

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.
Fri 18

Graduate Diploma of Teaching programmes end.

Tue 22 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).

January 2016

Date

Deadline
Tue 5

University re-opens.

Trimester Three resumes.

Summer School begins.

Fri 8 No 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 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).

February 2016

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

Waitangi Day.

Mon 8 Waitangi Day observed. (University closed).
Fri 12 Summer 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 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.

March 2016

Date Deadline
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 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.

April 2016

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

ANZAC Day

Mid-trimester break begins (one week only). 

May 2016

Date Deadline
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.

June 2016

Date Deadline
Fri 3 Trimester One teaching period ends.
Mon 6

Queen’s Birthday (University closed).

Mid-year study period begins. 

Fri 10 Mid-year examinations begin.
Wed 29

Mid-year examinations end.

Trimester One ends. 

Thu 30 Mid-year break begins.

July 2016

Date Deadline
Fri 1 Closing 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.