Summer study guidelines

Fees, timetable and other course information

You can find timetabling, fees and other course details on the individual course pages on Summer degree courses. Once you are enrolled you will be able to find your timetable on My Timetable.

Students studying over summer who are not currently enrolled at UC will pay a compulsory Student Services Levy in addition to their course fees. The amount of the levy will depend on the length of enrolment. For more information refer to the 2018 Guide to Enrolment.

The last classes before the Christmas break will be on Thursday, 21 December 2017 and the first classes in the New Year will be on Wednesday, 3 January 2018.

StudyLink eligibility

To check your eligibility for StudyLink assistance (student loan, student allowance or living costs) go to StudyLink Student Loan fee payment.

For StudyLink advice, information booklets and application forms contact StudyLink on 0800 88 99 00 or go to StudyLink website.


UC reserves the right to cancel a summer course if the minimum number of enrolments is not reached. If this occurs, the School or Department will notify you directly.

Workload and expectations

We deliver most summer courses using an intensive teaching format. This condensed teaching and assessment schedule is demanding, so you may not take more than 30 points of coursework over the entire duration of summer.

Also note that due to the compressed and intensive nature of summer courses, it is often not possible to be as generous with extensions as it is for semester courses.

Summer School results release dates

  • Grades for courses with end dates in December will be released to students on Friday, 19 January at the latest.
  • Grades for courses with end dates in January/February will be released to students on Friday, 16 February at the latest.

More information

Contact Student Services for any questions about enrolment, course changes, fees and any other queries about admission or enrolment processes.

For general information or to apply to enrol:

Telephone: +64 3 369 3999 (Christchurch area/overseas)
Freephone in New Zealand: 0800 VARSITY (827 748)

Visit: Student Services Centre, Level 1 Matariki building, Christchurch Ilam Campus.

The Course advice for current students page lists College contact details.