Key dates

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.

Key dates and deadlines 2021

September 2021

DateDeadline
Fri 10Online enrolment for Trimester 1 2022 opens
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 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 26Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 3 courses close
Wed 27Applications due for courses and programmes starting in Trimester 3

November 2021

DateDeadline
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

December 2021

DateDeadline
Wed 1 Deadline for applications to limited entry programmes and courses
Wed 1Te 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)
Summer break