Examinations

Find out about examination dates and regulations at Victoria University of Wellington.

If you are enrolled in a course with a final examination, then you have an obligation to be available to sit that examination at any time during the examination period.

For examination periods see timetables information.

Help at final assessment or exam time

There is help available if you’re feeling unwell or are facing serious personal circumstances in the lead up to exams or final assessment due dates. Contact the faculty office to discuss your options or find out more about what help is available at final assessment or exam time.

No student ID

If you do not have a photo ID, complete an ID verification form. Forms are available from the Science Faculty Office.

Dictionary use

Dictionary use in examinations is only permitted for students who do not have English as their first language. Download the dictionary form and take it to your course coordinator to sign. Take the completed form to the Science Faculty Office where you will be given a copy to take to the examination. Take the form and your dictionary to the examination where the supervisor will check it before the start. Note that only foreign languages to English dictionaries are permitted. Electronic dictionaries are generally not permitted.

Sitting an examination out of time or place

It is possible to sit an examination at a different time or place only under exceptional circumstances. These are assessed on a case-by-case basis. An application form must be completed well in advance of the examination date. Independent supporting documentation must be provided in all cases. Application forms are available from the Science Faculty Office.