2018 Key Course Dates
These dates are for 2018 (unless otherwise noted).
These dates were accurate as of 1 September 2017. Any changes will be updated on the dates page. Note: PhD students can start on the first day of any month.
|Last date to
Apply to Enrol (ATE) for all international students*
|Official course start date and last date to accept the Enrolment Offer (ENR status)*||Official course
|Final date to add or to withdraw with a full refund||Final date to withdraw
|S1||Semester One||12 February||19 February||24 June||2 March||18 May|
|S2||Semester Two||9 July||16 July||18 November||27 July||28 September|
|W||Whole Year||12 February||19 February||18 November||9 March||10 August|
|CY**||Cross Year||2 July||9 July||1 July 2019||20 July||28 December|
|B1||Bridging One||NA||19 February||3 June||2 March||18 May|
|B2||Bridging Two||NA||25 June||7 October||6 July||14 September|
|B3||Bridging Three||NA||5 November||3 February 2019||16 November||11 January 2019|
|FY||Full Year||12 February||19 February||15 February 2019||2 March||10 August|
|M1||MBA One||29 January||12 February||8 April||23 February||23 March|
|M2||MBA Two||9 April||23 April||17 June||4 May||1 June|
|M3||MBA Three||18 June||2 July||26 August||13 July||10 August|
|M4||MBA Four||27 August||10 September||4 November||21 September||19 October|
|YB||Full Year B||29 January||5 February||18 November||16 February||27 July|
|YB1||Year B First Half||29 January||5 February||24 June||16 February||27 April|
|YB2||Year B Second Half||25 June||2 July||18 November||13 July||21 September|
|YC||Full Year C||29 January||5 February||18 November||16 February||27 July|
|YC1||Year C First Half||29 January||5 February||1 July||16 February||27 April|
|YC2||Year C Second Half||9 July||16 July||18 November||27 July||28 September|
|YD||Full Year D||5 February||12 February||18 November||23 February||3 August|
|YD1||Year D First Half||5 February||12 February||1 July||23 February||4 May|
|YD2||Year D Second Half||9 July||16 July||11 November||27 July||5 October|
** End date can vary with course. See Courses, Subjects and Qualifications website for full course details.*Domestic undergraduate first-year students and advancing students should refer to the Application to Enrol (ATE) closing dates. Applications received after these dates will be placed on a waiting list. 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 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 COMPLETE CHANGE OF ENROLMENT TO ADD OR TO WITHDRAW WITH A FULL TUITION FEE REFUND||FINAL DATE TO WITHDRAW (NO REFUND)|
|SU1 (Jan18)||Summer (Jan 2018 start)||One week prior to the official course start date||≤ 6 weeks: First Friday after the official course start date
> 6 weeks: Second Friday after the official course start date
|≤ 6 weeks: First Friday after the official course start date
> 6 weeks: 7 weeks after the official course start date
|SU2 (Nov17)||Summer (Nov 2017 start)|
|T1||Term One||One week prior to the official course start date
||< 6 weeks: First Friday after the official course start date
≥ 6 weeks: Second Friday after the official course start date
|< 6 weeks: First Friday after the official course start date
≥ 6 weeks: 6 weeks after the official course start date
|A±||Anytime start||Calculated to occur when 50% of course has been completed|
° The closing dates are final dates. Applications received after these dates will be placed on a waiting list.
± Excludes PhD and master's by thesis-only.
Key: '>6 weeks' refers to courses of six or more weeks duration; '<6 weeks' refers to courses of less than six weeks duration.