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Summer School study guidelines

02 October 2023

Most summer courses have an intensive teaching format. Completing a summer course requires your full commitment. We recommend you take no more than two summer courses. Check out our Summer School 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 2023 is Thursday, 21 December 2023 and the first day UC will be open in 2024 is Wednesday, 3 January 2024.

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.

Withdrawal dates

Check our Key Course Dates page for withdrawal dates. 

Workload and expectations

Most summer courses have an intensive teaching format, completing a summer course successfully requires your full committment. For this reason, we reccommend that you take no more than two courses during the summer.

For a manageable workload, we reccommend that you spread your courses across November and January sessions rather than enrolling in two courses in one session. Due to the timeframe for summer courses, it is often not possible to be as generous with assignment 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 2024.
  • Grades for courses with end dates in January/February will be released to students on Friday, 16 February 2024.
More information

For any questions about admission and enrolment, course changes, and fees, please email or call +64 3 369 3999 (Christchurch area/overseas) or freephone in New Zealand 0800 VARSITY (827 748).

Please visit Te Pātaka, Level 3 Puaka-James Hight Library to see one of the Admissions or Enrolments team if you are on campus.

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