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Study in Trimester 3

Explore new interests, expand your knowledge, or fast-track your qualification. Study in Trimester 3 at Victoria University of Wellington.

Study over summer at Victoria University of Wellington—start a new degree, complete your degree faster, or take a course in a subject that interests you.

Trimester 3 starts on 11 November 2019 and runs through to February 2020. Courses start in November or January, so there's plenty of flexibility to work and enjoy the summer.

If you're a new domestic student, apply by 7 November 2019 for courses starting in November and by Friday 3 January 2020 for courses starting in January 2020.

If you're a new international student, Trimester 3 applications have closed for 2019.

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Find a Trimester 3 course

Undergraduate, postgraduate, and preparatory courses are available, some with field trips and internship opportunities.

Trimester three starts on 11 November 2019 and runs through to February 2020. Courses start in November or January.

View Trimester 3 courses

Sign up to study

Find out what you need to do next to sign up for Trimester 3 courses and who you need to talk to.

Your next steps
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Michelle Goh

I liked studying in Trimester 3 because taking one or two courses in the summer reduced the time it took to complete my degree and still allowed me to enjoy the Wellington summer.

Michelle Goh

Master in Science (Ecology & Biodiversity) student

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Accommodation is available to all Trimester 3 students at the University's halls of residence.

Summer accommodation
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Information for new students

Being a new student is a big deal—whether it's your first time at university, you're embarking on postgraduate study or you've just moved to Wellington. Here is some information to get you started.

Check out our tips
Kevin Burns

Summer is the best time of year to learn about New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna. The chill is gone, the sun is out, and it’s perfect for studying outdoors.

Kevin Burns

Professor in Evolutionary Ecology

Student services and support

Find out about the wide range of support available to students at Victoria University of Wellington.

If you run into a problem, whatever it is, there's someone to help.

Find out how we can help