Important dates
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Important dates

Dates for our semesters, terms and graduation ceremonies.

2018

Our programmes run on one of two models;

Semester model - Full time students study four courses in each of the two semesters, and on some programmes, students can take a couple of extra courses over the summer break.

Term model - Full time students study two courses during each eight week term. There are five terms in the year, including one over the summer break.

Semester model

Most students follow this model.

Orientation for new students 26 February - 2 March 

Semester one

26 February - 6 July

Nelson Pōwhiri

26 February

Marlborough Pōwhiri

1 March

Education Holiday

3 April

Scheduled break (mid semester)

16-27 April

Scheduled break (mid year)

9-20 July 

Orientation for new students 23-27 July 

Semester two

23 July - 30 November 

Nelson Pōwhiri

23 July

Marlborough Pōwhiri

26 July

Scheduled break (mid semester)

1-12 October 

Summer School 

3 December - 1 February 

Scheduled break (mid semester) 

17 December - 4 January 

 

Term model

Students following the term model will be advised during enrolment. Information is also available on the website programme pages.

Orientation for new students 26 February - 2 March 

Nelson Pōwhiri

26 February

Marlborough Pōwhiri

1 March

Education Holiday

3 April

Term one

5 March - 27 April

Scheduled break

30 April - 11 May

Orientation for new students 7-11 May

Term two

 14 May - 6 July

Scheduled break

 9 - 20 July

Orientation for new students   16 - 20 July

Term three

23 July - 14 September

Nelson Pōwhiri

23 July

Marlborough Pōwhiri

26 July

Scheduled break

01 - 12 October

Term four 

15 October - 23 November 

Scheduled break 

26-30 November 

Term five 

3 December - 22 February 

Scheduled break (during term) 

17 December - 4 January 

2019

Semester model

Semester one

25 February - 5 July

Nelson Pōwhiri

25 February

Marlborough Pōwhiri

28 February

Education Holiday

23 April

Scheduled break (mid semester)

15 - 26 April

Scheduled break (mid year)

8 - 19 July 

Semester two

22 July - 29 November 

Nelson Pōwhiri

22 July

Marlborough Pōwhiri

25 July

Scheduled break (mid semester)

30 September - 11 October 

Summer School 

2 December - 14 February 2020

Term model

Term one

25 February - 3 May

Scheduled break

15 April - 26 April

Term two

13 May - 5 July

Scheduled break

 

8 July - 19 July

Term three

22 July - 13 September

Term four

16 September - 22 November

Scheduled break

30 September - 11 October

Term five

2 December - 14 February 2020

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