Key dates

Trimester dates, application and course withdrawal deadlines.

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Trimester dates

Victoria’s academic year is divided into three trimesters:

  • Trimester One (1/3): MarchJuly
  • Trimester Two (2/3): JulyNovember
  • Trimester Three (3/3): NovemberFebruary

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

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Apply now to study in Trimester Three. Applications are due by 1 November 2014.

For course planning advice, contact Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation.

Deadlines

  • Applications for Trimester Two courses and programmes are due by 21 June 2014. 
  • Applications for Trimester Three courses and programmes are due by 1 November 2014. 

There are special closing dates for applications for a number of programmes, including postgraduate—check individual programme details and our apply and enrol section

The Faculty of Education has different application and start dates for some courses and programmes. 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.

2014 Important dates and deadlines

June 2014

Date Deadline
Mon 2 Queen’s Birthday (University closed).
Fri 6 Trimester One teaching period ends.
Mon 9 Mid-year study period begins.
Fri 13 Mid-year examinations begin.
Sat 21 Applications for Trimester Two courses and programmes are due.

July 2014

Date Deadline
Tue 1 Closing date for Round 2 applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Wed 2

Mid-year examinations end.

Trimester One ends.

Thu 3 Mid-year break begins.
Wed 9 International Students' Orientation begins; runs to 10 July inclusive.
Fri 11 Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester Two courses; students must be fully enrolled by this date.
Mon 14 Trimester Two begins.
Fri 25

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 2014

Date Deadline
Fri 1 Halls of Residence applications open for 2015.
Fri 22 After this date the Associate Dean's approval is required for withdrawal from full-year courses.
Mon 25 Mid-trimester break begins.

September 2014

Date Deadline
Mon 1 Application deadline for advance graduation (to have a qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies).
Mon 8 Trimester Two resumes.
Fri 26 After this date the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from Trimester Two courses.

October 2014

Date Deadline
Wed 1

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

Enrolment opens for 2015.

Halls of Residence applications close for 2015.

Fri 17 Trimester Two and full-year teaching period ends.
Mon 20 End-of-year study period begins.
Fri 24 End-of-year examinations begin.
Mon 27 Labour Day (University closed).

November 2014

Date Deadline
Sat 1

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

Applications for Trimester Three courses and programmes are due.

Thu 13 International Students' Orientation begins; runs for two days.
Sat 15 End-of-year examinations end.
Sun 16 Trimester Two ends.
Mon 17 Trimester Three begins (limited selection of courses).

December 2014

Date Deadline
Wed 10 Applications due for:
  • Programmes and courses starting in 2015 with limitations on entry, including some distance courses.
  • Discretionary Entrance for Trimester Three courses starting in January 2015.
Wed 10 Graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.
Thu 11 Graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre. Faculties to be confirmed.
Fri 19 Graduate Diploma of Teaching programmes end.
Mon 22

Christmas – New Year break begins. University closed (until 4 January).

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

2015 Important dates and deadlines

January 2015

Date Deadline
Mon 5

University re-opens.

Trimester Three resumes.

Summer School begins. 

Fri 9

No addition of Summer School (January–February) courses after this date for students who are already enrolled.

After this date students giving notice of withdrawal from a Summer School (January–February) course will not receive a refund of tuition fees.

Sat 10

Applications due for 2015 courses and programmes other than those that close 10 December. Applications received after this date will be waitlisted and incur a late fee.

Admission and enrolment documentation deadline for new students.

Mon 19 Wellington Anniversary (University closed).
Tue 20

Graduate Diploma of Teaching programmes begin.

Deadline for payment of fees for Graduate Diploma of Teaching programmes; students must be fully enrolled by this date.

Fri 23

After this date the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from a November–February Trimester Three course.

 

February 2015

Date Deadline
Sat 1

Application deadline for advance graduation (to have a qualification awarded at the May graduation ceremonies).

Wed 4 After this date the Associate Dean's approval is required for withdrawal from a Summer School course.
Fri 6 Waitangi Day (University closed).
Tue 10

Online enrolment closes.

Special Admission applications for 2015 courses and programmes close.

Discretionary Entrance applications close for 2015 courses and programmes.

Fri 13 Summer School and Trimester Three teaching period ends.
Mon 16 Examinations for Summer School courses and Trimester Three November – February courses begin.
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.

March 2015

Date Deadline
Sun 1

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.
Fri 13

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.

April 2015

Date Deadline
Wed 1 Halls of Residence applications open for Trimester Two.
Fri 3 Good Friday (University closed). Mid-trimester break begins.
Mon 6

Easter Monday (University closed).

Tue 7

University closed.

Mon 20 Trimester One resumes.
Mon 27 Anzac Day observed.

May 2015

Date Deadline
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.

June 2015

Date Deadline
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.

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.

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
Thu 10

Applications due for:

  • Programmes and courses starting in 2016 with limitations on entry, including some distance courses.
  • Discretionary Entrance for Trimester Three courses starting in January 2016.
 
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.
Fri 18

Graduate Diploma of Teaching programmes end.

Christmas – New Year break begins. University closed (until Mon 4 January 2016 inclusive).

Tue 22 Mid-trimester break begins (November—February courses).