Key dates

Trimester dates, application and course withdrawal deadlines.

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Study in 2018

For course advice or to find out more about your 2018 study options, contact the Student Recruitment and Orientation team or phone 0800 VICTORIA (842 867).

You can apply to study in Trimester 3:

  • Trimester 3 applications are due 1 November 2018

Enrolments for 2019 study open on 1 October 2018.

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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 2018

November 2018

Date Deadline
Thu 1 Applications due for courses and programmes starting in Trimester 3.
Thu 1 Discretionary Entrance for Trimester 3 courses.
Thu 1 Closing date for Round Three applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Thu 1 Closing date for Victoria Graduate Awards and Master's-by-Thesis scholarships.
Tue 13 International Students’ Orientation begins; runs for two days.
Fri 16 Online enrolment closes for Trimester 3.
Sat 17 Trimester 2 and end-of-year examinations end.
Sun 18 Trimester 2 ends.
Mon 19 Trimester 3 begins.
Fri 23 No addition of Trimester 3 November–December 2018 courses.
Fri 30 No addition of Trimester 3 November 2018–February 2019 courses.
Thu 29 Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year courses (except Law).

December 2018

Date Deadline
Tue 4 Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year Law courses.
Wed 12 After this date, Associate Dean approval is required to withdraw from Trimester 3 November–December 2018 courses.
Wed 12 Graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Thu 13 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Fri 14 Graduation ceremony at Te Herenga Waka marae.
Thu 20 Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes end.
Fri 21 Christmas–New Year break begins. University closed (until 6 January 2019 inclusive).
Fri 21 Mid-trimester break begins (November–February courses).

Important dates and deadlines 2019

January 2019

Date Deadline
Mon 7University re-opens.
Mon 7Trimester 3 resumes.
Fri 11No addition of Trimester 3 January–February 2019 courses after this date.
Fri 11Grade entry deadline for Trimester 3 courses ending in December 2018.
Sun 20Admission and enrolment documentation deadline for new students.
Sun 20Applications due for 2019 courses and programmes other than those that closed 1 December (or other specific date).
Mon 21Wellington Anniversary (University closed).
Tue 22Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes begin.
Wed 30Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 November 2018–February 2019 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.

February 2019

Date Deadline
Tue 5Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 January–February 2019 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.
Wed 6Waitangi Day (University closed).
Fri 15Trimester 3 teaching period ends.
Mon 18Examinations for Trimester 3 courses begin.
Wed 20Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission applications for 2019 courses and programmes close.
Thu 21International Students’ Orientation begins; runs to Wednesday 27 February inclusive.
Sat 23Trimester 3 examinations end.
Mon 25New Students’ Orientation Week begins.
Thu 28Online enrolment closes for Trimester 1.

March 2019

Date Deadline
Fri 1Closing date for Round One applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Fri 1Application deadline to have qualification awarded at the May graduation ceremonies.
Fri 1Deadline for payment of fees; students must be fully enrolled by this date.
Fri 1Grade entry deadline for Trimester 3 courses ending in February 2019.
Mon 4Trimester 1 begins.
Fri 15No addition of Trimester 1 or full-year courses after this date.
Fri 15After this date, students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 1 or full-year course will not receive a refund of tuition fees.

April 2019

Date Deadline
Mon 1Halls of residence applications open for Trimester 2.
Mon 15Mid-Trimester break begins.
Fri 19Good Friday (University closed).
Mon 22Easter Monday (University closed).
Tue 23University closed.
Thu 25Anzac Day (University closed).
Mon 29Trimester 1 resumes.

May 2019

Date Deadline
Wed 1Offers sent for Trimester 2 2019 halls of residence.
Tue 14Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Wed 15Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Thu 16Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Fri 17Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 1 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.
Mon 20Trimester 1 aegrotat period begins.

June 2019

Date Deadline
Mon 3Queen’s Birthday (University closed).
Fri 7Trimester 1 teaching period ends.
Mon 10Mid-year study period begins.
Fri 14Mid-year examinations begin.
Mon 17Applications due for courses and programmes starting Trimester 2.
Mon 17Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 2 courses close.
Sat 29Mid-year examinations end.

July 2019

Date Deadline
Mon 1Closing date for Round Two applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Mon 1Mid-year break begins.
Mon 1International Students’ Orientation begins; runs to Thursday 4 July inclusive.
Wed 3Grade entry deadline Trimester 1 courses.
Thu 4Online enrolment closes for Trimester 2.
Fri 5New Students’ Orientation for Trimester 2.
Fri 5Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 2 courses; students must be fully enrolled by this date.
Mon 8Trimester 2 begins.
Fri 19No addition of Trimester 2 courses after this date.
Fri 19Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 2 course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees.

August 2019

Date Deadline
Thu 1Halls of residence applications open for 2020.
Fri 16Last day for withdrawal from full-year courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.
Mon 19Mid-trimester break begins.
Fri 23Open Day.

September 2019

Date Deadline
Mon 2Trimester 2 resumes.
Fri 20Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 2 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.
Mon 23Trimester 2 aegrotat period begins.

October 2019

Date Deadline
Tue 1Open for enrolment.
Tue 1Application deadline to have a qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies.
Tue 1Offers sent for halls of residence 2020.
Fri 11Trimester 2 and full-year teaching period ends.
Mon 14End-of-year study period begins.
Fri 18Trimester 2 and end-of-year examinations begin.
Mon 28Labour Day (University closed).
Tue 29Applications due for courses and programmes starting in Trimester 3.
Tue 29Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 3 courses close.

November 2019

Date Deadline
Fri 1Closing date for Round Three applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Fri 1Closing date for Victoria Graduate Awards and Master’s-by-Thesis scholarships.
Tue 5International Students’ Orientation begins; runs for two days.
Thu 7Online enrolment closes for Trimester 3.
Sat 9Trimester 2 and end-of-year examinations end.
Mon 11Trimester 3 begins.
Fri 15No addition of Trimester 3 November–December 2019 courses.
Thu 21Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year courses (except Law).
Fri 22No addition of Trimester 3 November 2019–February 2020 courses.
Tue 26Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year Law courses.

December 2019

DateDeadline
Fri 6Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes end.
Wed 11 Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 November–December 2019 courses. After this date, Associate Dean approval is required.
Wed 11 Graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Thu 12 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Fri 13 Graduation ceremony at Te Herenga Waka Marae.
Thu 19 Last day of teaching 2019.
Fri 20 University closed (until 5 January 2020 inclusive).