Key dates

A list of important public dates, such as trimester application deadlines, course additions, withdrawals, and refunds, and trimester start and end dates.

There will be no examinations in Trimester 2 2020. For further information see our advice to students.

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 2020 wall calendar (correct prior to COVID-19).

Important dates and deadlines 2020

October 2020

DateDeadline
Thu 1 Application deadline to have qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies
Thu 1 Offers sent for 2021 halls of residence
Fri 16 Trimester 2 and full-year teaching period ends
Mon 19Trimester 2 assessment period begins
Sat 24Trimester 2 assessment period ends
Mon 26 Labour Day (University closed)
Tue 27 Applications due for courses and programmes starting in Trimester 3
Tue 27 Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 3 courses close

November 2020

DateDeadline
Sun 1 Closing date for round three applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships
Sun 1 Closing date for Wellington Graduate Awards and Master’s-by-Thesis scholarships
Tue 3 International Students’ Orientation begins and runs for two days
Tue 3New Students' Orientation for Trimester 3 begins
Thu 5Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year courses (except LAWS 100–399 courses)
Fri 6 Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 3 November–December 2020 and November 2020–February 2021 courses
Fri 6New Students' Orientation for Trimester 3 ends
Mon 9 Trimester 3 begins
Tue 10Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year LAWS 100–399 courses
Fri 13Online enrolment closes for Trimester 3
Fri 13 No addition of Trimester 3 November–December 2020 courses
Fri 13 Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 3 November–December 2020 course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees
Fri 20 No addition of Trimester 3 November 2020–February 2021 courses
Fri 20 Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 3 November 2020–February 2021 course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees

December 2020

DateDeadline
Tue 1 Deadline for applications to limited entry programmes and courses
Fri 4 Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes end
Tue 8Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre
Wed 9 Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 November–December 2020 courses. After this date, the associate dean's approval is required
Wed 9 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre
Thu 10 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre
Fri 11 Graduation ceremonies at Te Herenga Waka Marae
Fri 18 Trimester 3 ends. Last day of teaching 2020
Mon 21 University closed (reopens 11 January 2021)

Important dates and deadlines 2021

January 2021

DateDeadline
Fri 1Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 3 January–February 2021 courses
Tue 5Trimester 3 resumes
Fri 8No addition of Trimester 3 January–February 2021 courses after this date
Fri 8After this date, students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 3 January–February 2021 course will not receive a refund of tuition fees
Mon 11University re-opens
Thu 14Grade entry deadline for Trimester 3 courses run over the November–December period
Wed 20Admission and enrolment documentation deadline for new students
Wed 20Applications due for 2021 courses and programmes other than those that closed 1 December (or other specific date)
Fri 22Wellington Anniversary (University closed)Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 November 2020–February 2021 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required
Mon 25Wellington Anniversary (University closed)

February 2021

DateDeadline
Mon 1Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission applications for 2021 courses and programmes close
Mon 1Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes begin
Wed 3Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 January–February 2021 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required
Mon 8Waitangi Day (University closed)
Fri 12Trimester 3 teaching period ends
Mon 15New Students' and International Students' Orientation week for Trimester 1 begins
Thu 18Online enrolment closes for Trimester 1
Fri 19New Students' and International Students' Orientation week for Trimester 1 ends
Fri 19Deadline for payment of fees—students must be fully enrolled by this date
Fri 19Grade entry deadline for Trimester 3 courses
Mon 22Trimester 1 begins

March 2021

DateDeadline
Mon 1Closing date for Round One applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships
Mon 1Application deadline to have qualification awarded at the May graduation ceremonies
Fri 5No addition of Trimester 1 or full-year courses after this date
Fri 5After this date, students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 1 or full-year course will not receive a refund of tuition fees

April 2021

DateDeadline
Thu 1Halls of Residence applications open for Trimester 2
Fri 2Good Friday (University closed)
Mon 5Mid-Trimester 1 break begins
Mon 5Easter Monday (University closed)
Tue 6University closed
Mon 19Trimester 1 resumes
Mon 26ANZAC day observed (University closed)

May 2021

DateDeadline
Sat 1Deadline for Trimester 2 Halls of Residence applications
Fri 7Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 1 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required
Mon 10Trimester 1 aegrotat period begins
Tue 18Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre
Wed 19Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre
Thu 20Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre
Fri 21Graduation ceremony at Te Herenga Waka Marae
Fri 28Trimester 1 teaching period ends
Mon 31Mid-year study period begins

June 2021

DateDeadline
Fri 4Mid-year assessment period begins
Mon 7Queen's Birthday (University closed)
Mon 14Applications due for courses and programmes starting Trimester 2
Mon 14Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 2 courses close
Sat 19Mid-year assessment period ends
Mon 21Mid-year break begins
Mon 28New Students' and International Students' Orientation for Trimester 2 begins

July 2021

DateDeadline
Thu 1Closing date for round two applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships
Thu 1Online enrolment closes for Trimester 2
Fri 2Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 2 courses—students must be fully enrolled by this date
Fri 2New Students' and International Students' Orientation for Trimester 2 ends
Mon 5Trimester 2 begins
Fri 16No addition of Trimester 2 courses after this date
Fri 16Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 2 course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees

August 2021

DateDeadline
Sun 1Halls of Residence applications open for 2022
Fri 13Last day for withdrawal from full-year courses. After this date, the Associate Dean's approval is required
Mon 16Mid-Trimester 2 break begins
Fri 20Open Day
Mon 30Trimester 2 resumes

September 2021

DateDeadline
Fri 17Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 2 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required
Mon 20Trimester 2 aegrotat period begins

October 2021

DateDeadline
Fri 1Online enrolment for 2022 opens
Fri 1Application deadline to have qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies
Fri 1Deadline for Halls of Residence 2022 applications
Fri 8Trimester 2 and full-year teaching period ends
Mon 11End-year study period begins
Fri 15End-year assessment period begins
Mon 25Labour Day (University closed)
Tue 26Applications due for courses and programmes starting in Trimester 3
Tue 26Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 3 courses close

November 2021

DateDeadline
Mon 1Closing date for round three applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships
Mon 1Closing date for Wellington Graduate Awards and Master’s-by-Thesis scholarships
Tue 2International Students’ Orientation begins
Fri 5 International Students’ Orientation ends
Fri 5Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 3 November–December 2021 and November 2021–February 2022 courses
Sat 6 End-year assessment period ends
Mon 8Trimester 3 begins
Fri 12Online enrolment closes for Trimester 3
Fri 12No addition of Trimester 3 November–December 2021 courses
Fri 12Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 3 November–December 2021 course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees
Fri 19No addition of Trimester 3 November 2021–February 2022 courses
Fri 19Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 3 November 2021–February 2022 course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees
Fri 26Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes end

December 2021

DateDeadline
Wed 1Deadline for applications to limited entry programmes and courses
Wed 8Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 November–December 2021 courses. After this date, Associate Dean approval is required
Wed 8Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre
Thu 9Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre
Fri 10Graduation ceremonies at Te Herenga Waka Marae
Fri 17Last day of teaching 2021
Mon 20University closed (reopens 10 January 2022)