Key dates

Stay on top of application and enrolment deadlines and other important dates for future students.

Application and enrolment deadlines

Trimester 3: Applications are due 27 October 2021.

Trimester 1, 2022: Applications are due 20 January 2022.

Some limited entry, postgraduate, and Teacher Education programmes may have different application dates. If you're unsure, contact your faculty.

Course advice

New students: For course advice or to find out more about your study options, contact the Student Recruitment and Orientation team.

Returning students: For course advice, contact your faculty.

Important 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