Key dates

Trimester dates, application and course withdrawal deadlines.

When to apply

If you're studying or considering studying at Victoria University of Wellington find out when to apply and key application dates.

For course advice or to learn more about your study options, contact the Student Recruitment and Orientation team or phone 0800 04 04 04.

Course withdrawals

Visit course additions, withdrawals and refunds for information and deadlines.

Important dates and deadlines 2019

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).

Important dates and deadlines 2020

January 2020

DateDeadline
Fri 3 Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 3 January–February 2020 courses
Fri 3Applications close for Trimester 3 courses and programmes starting in January 2020.
Mon 6 University re-opens.
Mon 6 Trimester 3 resumes.
Fri 10 No addition of Trimester 3 January–February 2020 courses after this date.
Fri 10 After this date, students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 3 January–February 2020 course will not receive a refund of tuition fees.
Mon 20 Admission and enrolment documentation deadline for new students.
Mon 20 Applications due for 2020 courses and programmes other than those that closed 1 December (or other specific date).
Mon 20 Wellington Anniversary (University closed).
Tue 21 Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes begin.
Fri 24 Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 November 2019–February 2020 courses. After this date, the associate dean’s approval is required.

February 2020

DateDeadline
Wed 5 Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 January–February 2019 courses. After this date, the associate dean’s approval is required.
Thu 6 Waitangi Day (University closed).
Mon 10 Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission applications for 2020 courses and programmes close.
Fri 14 Trimester 3 teaching period ends.
Mon 17 Examinations for Trimester 3 Summer courses begin.
Thu 20 International Students’ Orientation begins and runs to Tuesday 25 February inclusive.
Sat 22 Trimester 3 summer examinations end.
Mon 24 New Students’ Orientation week begins.
Thu 27 Online enrolment closes for Trimester 1.
Fri 28 Deadline for payment of fees. Students must be fully enrolled by this date.

March 2020

DateDeadline
Sun 1 Closing date for round one applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Sun 1 Application deadline to have qualification awarded at the May graduation ceremonies.
Mon 2 Trimester 1 begins.
Fri 13 No addition of Trimester 1 or full-year courses after this date.
Fri 13 After this date, students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 1 or full-year course will not receive a refund of tuition fees.

April 2020

DateDeadline
Wed 1 Halls of residence applications open for Trimester 2 2020.
Fri 10 Mid-Trimester 1 break begins.
Fri 10 Good Friday (University closed).
Mon 13 Easter Monday (University closed).
Tue 14 University closed.
Mon 27 Anzac Day observed (University closed).
Tue 28 Trimester 1 resumes.

May 2020

DateDeadline
Fri 1 Offers sent for Trimester 2 2020 halls of residence.
Tue 12 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Wed 13 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Thu 14 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Fri 15 Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 1 courses. After this date, the associate dean’s approval is required.
Mon 18 Trimester 1 aegrotat period begins.

June 2020

DateDeadline
Mon 1 Queen’s Birthday (University closed).
Fri 5 Trimester 1 teaching period ends.
Mon 8 Mid-year study period begins.
Fri 12 Mid-year examinations begin.
Mon 15 Applications due for courses and programmes starting Trimester 2.
Mon 15 Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 2 courses close.
Sat 27 Mid-year examinations end.
Mon 29 Mid-year break begins.
Mon 29 International Students’ Orientation begins and runs to Thursday 2 July inclusive.

July 2020

DateDeadline
Wed 1 Closing date for round two applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Thu 2 Online enrolment closes for Trimester 2.
Fri 3 New Students’ Orientation for Trimester 2.
Fri 3 Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 2 courses. Students must be fully enrolled by this date.
Mon 6 Trimester 2 begins.
Fri 10 No addition of Trimester 2 courses after this date.
Fri 17 Students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 2 course after this date will not receive a refund of tuition fees.

August 2020

DateDeadline
Sat 1 Halls of residence applications open for 2021.
Fri 14 Last day for withdrawal from full-year courses. After this date, the associate dean’s approval is required.
Mon 17 Mid-Trimester 2 break begins.
Fri 21 Open Day.
Mon 31 Trimester 2 resumes.

September 2020

DateDeadline
Fri 18 Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 2 courses. After this date, the associate dean’s approval is required.
Mon 21 Trimester 2 aegrotat period begins.

October 2020

DateDeadline
Thu 1 Open for 2021 online enrolment
Thu 1 Application deadline to have qualification awarded at the December graduation ceremonies.
Thu 1 Offers sent for 2021 halls of residence.
Fri 9 Trimester 2 and full-year teaching period ends.
Mon 12 End-year study period begins.
Fri 16 End-year examinations begin.
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 Victoria Graduate Awards and Master’s-by-Thesis scholarships.
Tue 3 International Students’ Orientation begins and runs for two days.
Thu 5 Online enrolment closes for Trimester 3.
Fri 6 Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 3 November–December 2020 and November 2020–February 2021 courses
Sat 7 End-year examinations end.
Mon 9 Trimester 3 begins.
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.
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 Last day of teaching 2020.
Mon 21 University closed (reopens 5 January 2021).