Key dates

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

Application and enrolment deadlines

Some limited entry, postgraduate, and Teacher Education programmes may have different application dates. If you're unsure, contact a student success adviser.

Course advice

For course advice or to find out more about your study options, email a student success adviser.

Important dates and deadlines

November 2022

DateDeadline
Tuesday 1 Closing date for round three applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Tuesday 1 Closing date for Wellington Graduate Awards and Master’s-by-Thesis scholarships.
Monday 7 International students' Orientation week for Trimester 3.
Thursday 10Last day for adding Trimester 3 courses and programmes.
Thursday 10 Online enrolment closes for Trimester 3.
Friday 11 Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 3 courses (November–December 2022 and November 2022–February 2023 courses).
Saturday 12 End-year examination period ends.
Monday 14 Trimester 3 begins.
Friday 18 Last day for adding Trimester 3 courses (November–December 2022 courses).
Friday 18 Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from Trimester 3 courses (November–December 2022 courses).
Thursday 24 Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year courses (except LAWS 100–399 courses).
Friday 25 Last day for adding Trimester 3 courses (November 2022–February 2023 courses).
Friday 25 Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from Trimester 3 courses (November 2022–February 2023 courses).
Tuesday 29 Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year LAWS 100–399 courses.

December 2022

DateDeadline
Thursday 1 Deadline for applications to limited-entry programmes and limited-entry courses.
Friday 2 Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes end.
Wednesday 7 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Wednesday 7Te Hui Whakapūmau graduation ceremony at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Thursday 8 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Wednesday 14 Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 courses (November–December 2022 courses). After this date, Associate Dean approval is required.
Tuesday 20University closes 5pm for all staff not required for essential services or T3 teaching and teaching support (reopens 11 January 2023)
Summer break
Thursday 22 Last day of teaching for 2022.
Summer break.

January 2023

DateDeadline
Friday 6 Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 3 January-February 2023 courses.
Monday 9 Trimester 3 resumes.
Wednesday 11 University re-opens.
Friday 13 No addition of Trimester 3 January–February 2023 courses after this date.
Friday 13 After this date, students giving notice of withdrawal from a Trimester 3 January–February 2023 course will not receive a refund of tuition fees.
Friday 13 Grades available in Student Records for Trimester 3 courses ending in December 2022. (except Faculty of Law).
Friday 20 Admission applications due for new students and returning students applying for a new programme.
Monday 23 Wellington Anniversary Day (University closed).
Friday 27 Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 November 2022 – February 2023 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.

February 2023

DateDeadline
Monday 6 Waitangi Day (University closed).
Tuesday 7Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes begin.
Wednesday 8 Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 January-February 2023 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.
Monday 13 Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission applications for 2023 courses and programmes close.
Monday 13 Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood programme begins
Friday 17 Trimester 3 teaching period ends.
Monday 20 New Students’ Orientation runs during the week.
Monday 20International Students’ Orientation begins; runs to Friday 24 February inclusive.
Thursday 23 Online enrolment closes for Trimester 1.
Friday 24Deadline for payment of fees; students must be fully enrolled by this date.
Friday 24Grades available on Student Records for Trimester 3 courses ending in February 2023. (and for all Faculty of Law Trimester 3 courses).
Monday 27Trimester 1 begins.

March 2023

DateDeadline
Wednesday 1 Closing date for Round One applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Wednesday 1Application deadline to attend the May graduation ceremonies.
Friday 10 No addition of Trimester 1 courses after this date.
Friday 10 Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from Trimester 1 courses.
Friday 24 No addition of full-year courses starting 27 February after this date.
Friday 24 Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from a full year course (starting 27 February).

April 2023

DateDeadline
Saturday 1 Halls of residence applications open for Trimester 2, 2023.
Friday 7Good Friday (University closed).
Monday 10 Mid-trimester break begins.
Monday 10 Easter Monday (University closed).
Tuesday 11University closed.
Monday 24 Trimester 1 resumes.
Tuesday 25Anzac Day (University closed).

May 2023

DateDeadline
Monday 1 Deadline for Trimester 2, 2023 halls of residence applications.
Friday 12Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 1 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.
Monday 15 Trimester 1 aegrotat period begins.
Tuesday 16Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Wednesday 17Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Thursday 18Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Friday 19Graduation ceremony at Te Hui Whakapūmau, The Hub, Kelburn Parade.

June 2023

DateDeadline
Friday 2 Trimester 1 teaching period ends.
Monday 5King’s Birthday (University closed).
Monday 5Mid-year study period begins.
Friday 9Mid-year assessment period begins.
Tuesday 20Admission applications due for courses and programmes starting Trimester 2.  Applicable to new students and returning students applying for a new programme.
Saturday 24Mid-year assessment period ends.
Monday 26Mid-year break begins.
Monday 26Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 2 courses close.
Wednesday 28Grades available in Student Records for Trimester 1 courses.

July 2023

DateDeadline
Saturday 1 Closing date for Round Two applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Monday 3New Students’ Orientation for Trimester 2 runs during this week.
Monday 3International Students’ Orientation begins; runs to Friday 7 July inclusive.
Thursday 6Online enrolment closes for Trimester 2.
Friday 7Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 2 courses; students must be fully enrolled by this date.
Monday 10Trimester 2 begins.
Friday 14Matariki public holiday (University closed).
Friday 21No addition of Trimester 2 courses after this date.
Friday 21Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from Trimester 2 courses.

August 2023

DateDeadline
Tuesday 1 Halls of residence applications open for 2024.
Friday 18Last day for withdrawal from full-year courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.
Monday 21Mid-trimester break begins.
Friday 25Open Day.

September 2023

DateDeadline
Monday 4 Trimester 2 resumes.
Friday 22Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 2 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.
Monday 25Trimester 2 aegrotat period begins.

October 2023

DateDeadline
Sunday 1 Open for 2024 online enrolment.
Sunday 1Application deadline to attend the December graduation ceremonies.
Sunday 1Deadline for halls of residence 2024 applications.
Friday 13Trimester 2 and full-year teaching period ends.
Monday 16End-year study period begins.
Friday 20End-year assessment period begins.
Monday 23Labour Day (University closed).
Monday 30Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 3 courses close.

November 2023

DateDeadline
Wednesday 1 Closing date for Round Three applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Wednesday 1Closing date for Wellington Graduate Awards and Master’s-by-Thesis scholarships.
Wednesday 1Admission applications due for courses and programmes starting in Trimester 3. Applicable to new students and returning students applying for a new programme.
Saturday 4End-of-year assessment period ends.
Monday 6International Students’ Orientation begins; runs to Friday, 10 November inclusive.
Thursday 9Online enrolment closes for Trimester 3.
Friday 10Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 3 November - December 2023 and November 2023 - February 2024 courses.
Monday 13Trimester 3 begins.
Friday 17Last day for adding Trimester 3 courses that run from November – December 2023.
Friday 17Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from Trimester 3 courses that run from November – December 2023.
Thursday 23Grades available in Student Records for Trimester 2 and full-year courses (except LAWS 100–399 courses).
Friday 24Last day for adding Trimester 3 courses that run from November 2023 – February 2024.
Friday 24Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from Trimester 3 courses that run from November 2023 – February 2024.
Tuesday 28Grades available in Student Records for LAWS 100–399 courses (Trimester 2 and full-year).

December 2023

DateDeadline
Friday 1 Deadline for applications to limited-entry programmes and limited-entry courses.
Friday 1 Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes end.
Wednesday 13 Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3, November – December 2023 courses. After this date, Associate Dean approval is required.
Wednesday 13 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Thursday 14 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Friday 15 Graduation ceremony at Te Hui Whakapūmau, The Hub, Kelburn Parade.
Thursday 21 Last day of teaching 2023.
Friday 22 University closed (reopens for Trimester3 teaching only 8 January 2024).