Key Course Dates

These dates are for 2021 (unless otherwise noted)

These dates were accurate as of September 2020. Any changes will be updated on the Key Dates webpage. Note: PhD students can start on the first day of any month.

Semester indicator Semester 
description
Official course start date
and last date to accept 
the Enrolment Agreement*
Official course 
finish date
Final date to add or
withdraw with a full refund (WDFR)
Final date to withdraw (no refund) (WD)
S1 Semester One 22 February 25 June 7 March 14 May
S2 Semester Two 19 July 12 November 1 August 1 October
W Whole Year 22 February 12 November 21 March 27 August
CY** Cross Year 19 July 1 July 2022 22 August 11 March 2022
BSU1 Bridging Summer One 4 January 14 February 10 January 29 January
B1 Bridging One 22 February 6 June 7 March 14 May
B2 Bridging Two 19 July 31 October 1 August 1 Ocotober
BSU2 Bridging Summer Two 15 November 19 December 21 November 10 December
FY Full Year 22 February 21 February 2022 28 March 26 November
BTM21T1^ BTM One 1 February 25 April 14 February 19 March
BTM21T2^ BTM Two 17 May 8 August 30 May 2 July
BTM21T3^ BTM Three 30 August 21 November 12 September 15 October
MBA21T1 MBA One 8 February 2 May 21 February 2 April
MBA21T2 MBA Two 24 May 15 August 6 June 16 July
MBA21T3 MBA Three 6 September 28 November 19 September 29 October
YA Full Year A 1 February 14 November 28 February 27 August
YA1 Full Year A
(First Half)
1 February 20 June 14 February 21 May
YA2 Year A
(Second Half)
5 July 14 November 18 July 1 October
YB Full Year B 1 February 14 November 28 February 27 August
YB1 Year B First Half 1 February 4 July 14 February 28 May
YB2 Year B Second Half Not required in 2021
YC Full Year C Not required in 2021

YC1 Year C First Half 15 February 27 June 28 February 28 May
YC2 Year C Second Half 19 July 21 November 1 August 22 October
YD Not required in 2021
YD1 Not required in 2021
YD2 Not required in 2021

* The Enrolment Agreement must be accepted by the Official Course Start Date to avoid a Late Enrolment Fee

** End date can vary with course. See Courses, Subjects and Qualifications website for full course details.

^BTM relates to the Business Taught Masters Programme and includes the following courses codes MBAZ, MBUS, MPAC, MFIN, MBIS.

The withdrawal date for TEPP courses can vary – please check the course outline for confirmation of the withdrawal date.

Some programmes may require a special application in addition to an Application to Enrol, see the Programmes and Courses with Limited Entry and Special Applications for Admission page.


Field trips and teaching practices

There is no refund provision for students once they have commenced a field trip or teaching practice.

Summer courses and other semester indicators

The following semesters start and finish on various dates. The last date to accept the Enrolment Offer and become fully enrolled for the semesters listed below is the official course start date. Failure to meet this date may result in you losing your place in the programme or course. Refer to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses for dates.

Semester Indicator Semester Description Last Date to Apply to Enrol (ATE) for First-Year Teacher Education, advancing domestic and all international students Final date to add or withdraw with a full refund (WDFR) Final date to withdraw (no refund) (WD)
SU1 (Jan21)

SU2 (Nov 20)
Summer (11 Jan 2021 start)

Summer (15 Nov 2020 start)
 
One week prior to the official course start date ≤ 6 weeks: First Sunday after the official course start date

> 6 weeks: Second Sunday after the official course start date
For all courses the final date to withdraw shall be 75% of the
course teaching time i.e.
  • 3 week course: Second Friday after the official course start date
  • 4 week course: Third Friday after the official course start date
  • 5 week course: Third Friday after the official course start date
  • 6 week course: Fourth Friday after the official course start date
  • 10 week course: Seventh Friday after the official course start date (excluding holidays)
T1 Term One One week prior to the official course start date < 6 weeks: First Sunday after the official course start date ≥ 6 weeks: Second Sunday after the official course start date For all courses the final date to
withdraw shall be 75% of the
course teaching time i.e.
  • 5 week course: Third Friday after the official course start date
  • 6 week course: Fourth Friday after the official course start date
  • 7 week course: Fifth Friday after the official course start date
  • 10 week course: Seventh Friday after the official course start date (excluding holidays)
T2 Term Two<
T3 Term Three
T4 Term 4
X General non-calendar-based
Anytime start Calculated to occur when 75% of course has been completed


± Excludes PhD and master's by thesis-only.
'>6 weeks' refers to courses of six or more weeks duration.
'<6 weeks' refers to courses of less than six weeks duration.

2022 Application to Enrol Dates

Students Applications to Enrol open Applications to Enrol close
Domestic First Year Teaching Education students  Fri 1 October 2021 Wed 1 December 2021
International First Year Teaching Education students Fri 1 October 2021 Sun 31 October 2021
Domestic undergraduate first year students (new to UC) Fri 1 October 2021 Fri 10 December 2021
Domestic continuing students Fri 1 October 2021 Fri 7 January 2022 
International (first year and continuing) students Fri 1 October 2021 1 week prior to the Official Course Start Date (see below)
2021/2022 Summer course students (21-SU2 and 22-SU1) Fri 1 October 2021 1 week prior to the Official Course Start Date (see below)

2022 Course Enrolment Dates

Semester IndicatorSemester DescriptionOfficial course start date
and last date to accept 
the Enrolment Agreement*
Official Course Finish DateFinal Date to Add or Withdraw with a Full Refund (WDFR)Final Date to Withdraw (NO Refund) (WD)
S1 Semester One 
Mon 21 February
Fri 24 June
Sun 6 March Sun 15 May
S2 Semester Two 
Mon 18 July
Fri 11 November
Sun 31 July
Sun 2 October
W Whole Year 
Mon 21 February
Fri 11 November
Sun 20 March
Sun 28 August
CY** Cross Year 
Mon 18 July
Fri 7 July 2023
Sun 21 August
Sun 9 April 2022
B1
Bridging One
(Term 1)
Mon 21 February
Sun 10 April
Sun 6 March
Sun 20 March
B2
Bridging Two
(Term 2)
Mon 18 April Sun 5 June Sun 1 May
Sun 15 May 
B3
Bridging Three
(Term 3)
Mon 18 July
Sun 7 September
Sun 31 July
Sun 14 August
B4
Bridging Four
(Term 4)
Mon 12 September
Sun 30 October
Sun 25 September
Sun 9 October
B5 / BSU2
Bridging Five
(Term 5 – Summer)
Mon 7 November
Sun 18 December
Sun 13 November
Sun 4 December
FY Full Year 
Mon 21 February
Mon 20 February 2023
Sun 27 March
Sun 27 November
BTM22T1^ BTM One
Mon 31 January
Sun 24 April
Sun 13 February
Sun 3 April
BTM22T2^ BTM Two Mon 16 May
Sun 7 August
Sun 29 May
Sun 17 July
BTM22T3^  BTM Three 
Mon 29 August 
Sun 20 November
Sunday 11 September
Sun 30 October
MBA22T1  MBA One 
Mon 14 February 
Sun 8 May 
Sunday 27 February
Sun 17 April 
MBA22T2 MBA Two Mon 23 May
Sun 14 August
Sunday 5 June
Sun 24 July
MBA22T3 MBA Three 
Mon 5 September
 
Sun 27 November
Sunday 18 September
Sun 6 November
YA Full Year A
Mon 31 January
Sun 13 November
Sunday 27 February
Sun 7 August
YA1 Full Year A
(First Half)
Mon 31 January
Sun 26 June
Sun 13 February
Sun 8 May
YA2 Year A
(Second Half)
Mon 11 July
Sun 13 November
Sun 24 July
Sun 16 October
YC1 Year C First Half Confirmed by the EHHD Academic Manager Sun 26 June Sun 27 February Sun 22 May
YC2 Year C Second Half Confirmed by the EHHD Academic Manager Sun 20 November Sunday 31 July Sun 23 October

These dates are for 2022 (unless otherwise noted).

* The Enrolment Agreement must be accepted by the Official Course Start Date to avoid a Late Enrolment Fee

** End date can vary with course. See Courses, Subjects and Qualifications website for full course details.

^BTM relates to the Business Taught Masters Programme and includes the following courses codes MBAZ, MBUS, MPAC, MFIN, MBIS.

The withdrawal date for TEPP courses can vary – please check the course outline for confirmation of the withdrawal date.

Some programmes may require a special application in addition to an Application to Enrol. See Courses and programmes requiring a special application and/or with limited entry courses pages.

Field trips and teaching practices

There is no refund provision for students once they have commenced a field trip or teaching practice.

Summer courses and other semester indicators with variable start and end dates

The following semesters start and finish on various dates. The last date to accept the Enrolment Offer and become fully enrolled for the semesters listed below is the official course start date. Failure to meet this date may result in you losing your place in the programme or course.

Please refer to the Qualifications and courses page for dates. 

Semester indicator Semester description Final Date to Add or Withdraw with a Full Tuition Fee Refund Final Date to  Withdraw (no refund)
SU1 Summer One
(Jan 2022 start)

< 6 weeks: First Sunday after the Official Course Start Date

≥ 6 weeks: Second Sunday after the Official Course Start Date       
 When 75% of the course has been completed, that is:

3 week course: second Sunday after the Official Course Start Date

4 week course: third Sunday after the Official Course Start Date

5 week course: third Sunday after the Official Course Start Date

6 week course: fourth Sunday after the Official Course Start Date

7 week course: fifth Sunday after the Official Course Start Date

10 week course: seventh Sunday after the Official Course Start Date
SU2  Summer Two
(November 2021 start)
T1 Term One
T2 Term Two
T3 Term Three
T4 Term Four
X General non-calendar based
A ± Anytime start

 

± Excludes PhD and master's by thesis-only.

Key: '>6 weeks' refers to courses of less than 6 weeks duration; '6 weeks' refers to courses of six weeks or more duration