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Exam dates, rooms and timetables

16 January 2024

See all the information on attending your exams.



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 10 June to Saturday 22 June inclusive.

End-of-Year Examination Period: Tuesday 29 October to Saturday 9 November inclusive. Monday 28 October is Labour Day public holiday.


Examination instructions 

Read the Examination Instructions before reporting for your examination.


Mid-Year Examination Information

The Preliminary Examination Timetable in course order is available here.

The Examinations Office will send out your Final Personal Timetable email on Friday 31 May.  This will include for each exam the:

  • Date, time and duration
  • Venue/Room
  • Exam conditions
On-campus examinations

Students are expected to be available to sit their exams on-campus (where specified), at the dates/times scheduled unless there are reasons outside of your control eg, students approved to study their whole semester from overseas. If your exam is scheduled on-campus, and you are unable to do so, you must 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

Download (application/pdf, 238 KB)

Respondus Guide for Students

Download (application/pdf, 197 KB)
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 two

Please check your exam timetable. If you are concerned about the local time or format of your exam, please contact the Examinations Office at least one month prior to the start of the examination period.

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