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

Study in 2017

Applications are open to study in 2017—apply by 10 January 2017 (limited entry programmes by 10 December 2016).

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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

December 2016

Date Deadline
Sat 10 Applications due for most courses and programmes starting 2017 with enrolment limitations, including some distance courses.
Wed 14

Graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Thu 15

Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Fri 16Marae graduation.
Sun 18 Graduate Diploma of Teaching programmes end.
Fri 23

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).

Important dates and deadlines 2017

January 2017

Date Deadline
Mon 9 University re-opens.
Mon 9 Trimester Three resumes.
Tue 10Applications due for 2017 courses and programmes other than those that closed 10 December (or other specific date). Applications received after this date may be waitlisted.
Tue 10 Admission and enrolment documentation deadline for new students.
Fri 13 No addition of Trimester Three January–February courses after this date.
Fri 13 Grade entry deadline for Trimester Three courses ending in December.
Mon 23 Wellington Anniversary observed (University closed).
Tues 24 Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes begin.
Fri 27After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from a Trimester Three November–February course.

February 2017

Date Deadline
Mon 6 Waitangi Day (University closed).
Wed 8 After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from a Trimester Three January–February course.
Fri 17 Trimester Three teaching period ends.
Sat 18

Online enrolment closes for Trimester One.

Sat 18 Discretionary Entrance applications for 2017 courses and programmes close.
Mon 20 Examinations for Trimester Three courses begin.
Thu 23 International Students’ Orientation begins; runs to 1 March inclusive.
Sat 25 Trimester Three examinations end.
Mon 27New Students’ Orientation begins; runs to Friday 3 March inclusive.

March 2017

Date Deadline
Wed 1 Closing date for Round One applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Wed 1 Application deadline to have qualification awarded at the May graduation ceremonies.
Fri 3 Grade entry deadline for Trimester Three courses ending in February.
Fri 3

Deadline for payment of fees; students must be fully enrolled by this date.

Mon 6 Trimester One begins.
Fri 17 No addition of Trimester One or full-year courses after this date.
Fri 17 After this date, students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester One or full-year course will not receive a refund of tuition fees.

April 2017

Date Deadline
Sat 1 Hall-of-residence applications open for Trimester Two.
Fri 14 Good Friday (University closed).
Fri 14 Mid-trimester break begins.
Mon 17

Easter Monday (University closed).

Tue 18University closed.
Tue 25Anzac Day.

May 2017

Date Deadline
Mon 1 Trimester One lectures resume.
Tue 16Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Wed 17Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Thu 18

Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Fri 19The Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawals from Trimester One courses after this date.

June 2017

Date Deadline
Mon 5 Queen’s Birthday (University closed).
Fri 9 Trimester One teaching period ends.
Mon 12 Mid-year study period begins.
Fri 16 Mid-year examinations begin.
Wed 21 Applications due for courses and programmes starting Trimester Two. Applications received after this date may be waitlisted.

July 2017

Date Deadline
Sat 1 Online enrolment closes for Trimester Two.
Sat 1 Closing date for Round Two applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Wed 5 Mid-year examinations end.
Wed 5 Trimester One ends.
Thu 6 Mid-year break begins.
Mon 10 International Students’ Orientation begins; runs to 13 July inclusive.
Wed 12 Grade entry deadline for mid-year results.
Fri 14 Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester Two courses; students must be fully enrolled by this date.
Fri 14 New Students’ Orientation for students starting in Trimester Two.
Mon 17 Trimester Two begins.
Fri 28 No addition of Trimester Two courses after this date.
Fri 28 Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester Two course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees.

August 2017

Date Deadline
Tue 1 Hall-of-residence applications open for 2018.
Fri 25After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from full-year courses.
Mon 28Mid-trimester break begins.

September 2017

Date Deadline
Fri 1Study at Victoria Open Day.
Mon 11Trimester Two resumes.
Fri 29After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from Trimester Two courses.

October 2017

Date Deadline
Sun 1 Application deadline to have a qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies.
Sun 1Hall-of-residence applications close for 2018 (Trimester One and full-year placements for domestic students only).
Sun 1Enrolment opens for 2018.
Fri 20Trimester Two and full-year teaching period ends.
Mon 23Labour Day (University closed).
Tue 24End-of-year study period begins.
Fri 27End-of-year examinations begin.

November 2017

Date Deadline
Wed 1 Closing date for Round Three applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Wed 1 Closing date for Victoria Graduate Awards and Master’s-by-Thesis scholarships.
Wed 1Discretionary Entrance for Trimester Three courses.
Wed 1Applications due for courses and programmes starting in Trimester Three. Applications received after this date may be waitlisted.

Online enrolment closes for Trimester Three.
Tue 14International Students’ Orientation begins; runs for two days.
Sat 18End-of-year examinations end.
Sun 19Trimester Two ends.
Mon 20Trimester Three begins.
Wed 29Grade entry deadline for Trimester Two and full-year courses (except Law).

December 2017

Date Deadline
Tue 5 Grade entry deadline for Trimester Two and full-year Law courses.
Sun 10Applications due for most courses and programmes starting 2018 with enrolment limitations, including some distance courses.
Wed 13Graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Thu 14Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Fri 15Marae graduation.
Sun 17Master of Teaching and Learning programmes end.
Sun 17Graduate Diploma of Teaching programmes end.
Fri 22

Christmas–New Year break begins. University closed (until 7 January 2018 inclusive, to be confirmed).

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