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 courses. Once you are enrolled you will be able to find your timetable on My Timetable.

Students studying over summer will pay a compulsory Student Services Levy in addition to their course fees. For more information go to Student Services Levy.

The last day UC will be open in 2020 is Wednesday, 23 December 2020 and the first day UC will be open in 2021 is Tuesday, 5 January 2021.

Student loans and allowances

For general Studylink advice go to Student loans and allowances. For further StudyLink information, eligibility and to apply for a student loan or allowance, please go to the 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.

Withdrawing with refund

A refund is available if you officially withdraw from a summer course (that is six weeks or less) by the first Friday after the official course start date. For courses greater than six weeks the last date to withdraw with a full refund is the second Friday after the official course start date.

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, 22 January 2021.
  • Grades for courses with end dates in January/February will be released to students on Friday, 19 February 2021.

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 Student advisors page lists College contact details.