A list of important public dates, such as trimester application deadlines, course additions, withdrawals, and refunds, and trimester start and end dates.
The list below includes all Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s key dates, including application deadlines, trimester start and end dates, examination dates, ceremonies, holidays, and more.
Our key dates are also marked on our downloadable 2021 wall calendar.
- Find more information on key application dates on our apply page.
- Visit our course additions, withdrawals, and refunds page for more information on deadlines.
- For course advice, email the student recruitment and orientation team or phone 0800 04 04 04.
Key dates and deadlines 2021
|Fri 10||Online enrolment for Trimester 1 2022 opens|
|Fri 17||Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 2 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required|
|Mon 20||Trimester 2 aegrotat period begins|
|Fri 1||Application deadline to have qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies|
|Fri 1||Deadline for Halls of Residence 2022 applications|
|Fri 8||Trimester 2 and full-year teaching period ends|
|Mon 11||End-year study period begins|
|Fri 15||End-year assessment period begins|
|Mon 25||Labour Day (University closed)|
|Tue 26||Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 3 courses close|
|Wed 27||Applications due for courses and programmes starting in Trimester 3|
|Mon 1||Closing date for round three applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships|
|Mon 1||Closing date for Wellington Graduate Awards and Master’s-by-Thesis scholarships|
|Tue 2||International Students’ Orientation begins|
|Fri 5||International Students’ Orientation ends|
|Fri 5||Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 3 (November–December 2021 and November 2021–February 2022 courses)|
|Sat 6||End-year assessment period ends|
|Mon 8||Trimester 3 begins|
|Fri 12||Online enrolment closes for Trimester 3|
|Fri 12||Last day for adding Trimester 3 courses (November–December 2021 courses)|
|Fri 12||Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from Trimester 3 courses (November–December 2021 courses)|
|Thu 18||Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year courses (except LAWS 100–399 courses)|
|Fri 19||Last day for adding Trimester 3 courses (November 2021–February 2022 courses)|
|Fri 19||Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from Trimester 3 courses (November 2021–February 2022 courses)|
|Thu 25||Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year LAWS 100–399 courses|
|Mon 29||Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre|
|Tue 30||Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre|
|Wed 1||Deadline for applications to limited entry programmes and courses|
|Wed 1||Te Hui Whakapūmau graduation ceremony at The Hub (Kelburn campus)|
|Wed 8||Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 courses (November–December 2021 courses). After this date, Associate Dean approval is required|
|Fri 17||Last day of teaching 2021|
|Mon 20||University closed (reopens 10 January 2022)|