Examination Information

Start times and entry information

The Examination Periods are two weeks in duration. Most examinations will start at 9.30am, 2.30pm or 6:30pm. 

You may not enter an examination room later than 45 minutes after the start of the examination.

No alternative sitting will be available if you miss your exam or arrive 45 minutes or later after the official start time of your examination. An exception to this is if you have valid grounds as covered under the regulations for Special Consideration.



Mid-year Examination Period: Monday 12 June to Saturday 24 June inclusive.

End-of-year Examination Period: Monday 30 October to Saturday 11 November inclusive.

Mid-Year Examination Information

The Preliminary Examination Timetable in course order: MY23PreliminaryExamTimetable_20230512 (updated 19 May 2023)

The Examinations Office will send out your Final Personal Timetable email on Friday 2 June.  This will include for each exam the:

  • Date, time and duration
  • Format of exam (on-campus / online invigilated / online not supervised)
  • Venue
  • Exam conditions
  • Location (for students living overseas)

On-campus examinations: Students are expected to be available to sit their exams on-campus, at the dates/times scheduled unless there are reasons outside of your control, e.g. students approved to study their whole semester from overseas, or students enrolled in (D) courses who do not live within 90 minutes' drive of Christchurch. If your exam is scheduled on-campus, and you are unable to do so, you need to contact the Examinations Office at least one month prior to the examination period.

Online invigilated/supervised on Zoom or using Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor: If you are using Respondus, you need to download this onto your computer and complete the Practice Quiz at least one week prior to your exam. If you are using Zoom, you need to download this onto your computer and ensure it is working at least one week prior to your exam.

Zoom Guide for Students (PDF 239KB)

Respondus Guide for Students (PDF 197KB)

A complete guide on UC online exams for University of Canterbury students:

UC Online Exams Guide

Respondus Lockdown Browser FAQ

EOY22RespondusLockdownBrowserFAQ (Word doc)

Students approved to study offshore in semester one: Please check your exam timetable. If you are concerned about the local time or format of your exam, please contact the Examinations Office.


Examination instructions 

Read the Examination Instructions before reporting for your examination.