Key dates

Trimester dates, application and course withdrawal deadlines.

View the list of events for current students at Victoria.

It's not too late to 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).

Applications for Trimester One received after 20 February 2018 will only be accepted if places are available.

You can apply to study in Trimester Two and Three:

  • Trimester Two applications are due 21 June 2018
  • Trimester Three applications are due 1 November 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

July 2018

Date Deadline
Sun 1Closing date for Round Two applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Wed 4Mid-year examinations end.
Wed 4Trimester One ends.
Thu 5     Mid-year break begins.
Mon 9International Students’ Orientation begins; runs to Thursday 12 July inclusive.
Wed 11Grade entry deadline for mid-year results.
Fri 13New Students’ Orientation for students starting in Trimester Two.
Fri 13Online enrolment closes for Trimester Two.
Fri 13Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester Two courses; students must be fully enrolled by this date.
Sun 15Mid-year break ends.
Mon 16Trimester Two begins.
Fri 27No addition of Trimester Two courses after this date.
Fri 27Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester Two course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees.

August 2018

Date Deadline
Wed 1 Hall-of-residence applications open for 2019.
Fri 24 After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from full-year courses.
Mon 27 Mid-trimester break begins.
Fri 31 Study at Victoria Open Day.

September 2018

Date Deadline
Sun 9 Mid-trimester break ends.
Mon 10 Trimester Two resumes.
Fri 28 After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required for withdrawal from Trimester Two courses.

October 2018

Date Deadline
Mon 1 Application deadline to have a qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies.
Fri 19 Trimester Two and full-year teaching period ends.
Mon 22 Labour Day (University closed).
Tue 23 End-of-year study period begins.
Fri 26 Trimester Two and end-of-year examinations begin.

November 2018

Date Deadline
Thu 1 Applications due for courses and programmes starting in Trimester Three.
Thu 1 Discretionary Entrance for Trimester Three 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 Three.
Sat 17 Trimester Two and end-of-year examinations end.
Sun 18 Trimester Two ends.
Mon 19 Trimester Three begins.
Fri 23 No addition of Trimester 3 November–December 2018 courses.
Fri 30 No addition of Trimester Three November 2018–February 2019 courses.
Thu 29 Grade entry deadline for Trimester Two and full-year courses (except Law).

December 2018

Date Deadline
Tue 4 Grade entry deadline for Trimester Two and full-year Law courses.
Wed 12 After this date, Associate Dean approval is required to withdraw from Trimester Three 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 21 Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes end.
Mon 24 Christmas–New Year break begins. University closed (until 6 January 2019 inclusive).
Mon 24 Mid-trimester break begins (November–February courses).