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Application and Enrolment Dates

The following tables list all the dates you will need to know when applying to study at the University of Waikato.

Application and enrolment dates

Domestic and returning international students

Semester Semester dates Applications due Completion of enrolment into papers
Semester T 2017Mon 6 November – Fri 15 DecemberTue 24 OctoberFri 3 November
Semester S 2018Wed 3 January – Fri 16 FebruaryMon 4 December, 2017Mon 11 December, 2017
Semester A 2018 Mon 26 February – Fri 22 JuneMon 12 FebruaryFri 23 February
Semester B 2018 Mon 9 July – Fri 2 November Mon 2 JulyFri 6 July
Semester T 2018Mon 5 November – Fri 14 December Tue 23 October Fri 2 November

New international students

Semester Semester dates Applications due Completion of enrolment into papers
Semester A 2018 Mon 26 February – Fri 22 JuneFri 1 December, 2017Fri 23 February, 2018
Semester B 2018 Mon 9 July – Fri 2 November Tue 1 MayFri 6 July
Semester T 2018Mon 5 November – Fri 14 DecemberSat 1 SeptemberFri 2 November

Research/thesis programmes

  • Applications due: One month prior to start date
  • Completion of enrolment: Friday prior to start date

Change of enrolment

Adding or changing papers

Semester B (10 July - 27 October, 2017)

Deadline: 5pm, Fri 21 July

Semester T (6 November - 15 December, 2017)

Deadline: 5pm, Fri 10 November


Withdrawing from or substituting papers

Semester B (10 July - 27 October, 2017)

Deadline: 5pm, Fri 21 July

Semester T (6 November - 15 December, 2017)

Deadline: 5pm, Fri 10 November

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning is offered to students that recognises previous tertiary study or non-formal education. Please ensure that your application is received by the University six weeks prior to the start of your first semester of study. See Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning for more information.

Semester Semester dates Deadline for application for credit or RPL
July intake (Semester B) 10 July – 27 October, 2017 Mon 29 May, 2017
November intake (Semester T) 6 November – 15 December, 2017 Mon 25 September, 2017

Applications received after the due date will be considered if there are spaces available.

Halls of Residence

After the dates listed below, we will continue to offer places if any are still available. This could be as late as February 2018.

New students

Applications open for 2018 accommodation Now
Consideration of completed applications begins Sun 1 October, 2017
Initial offers sent out (email) Fri 6 October, 2017
Acceptances due back Tue 24 October, 2017
Second round offers sent out Tue 31 October, 2017

International students

Applications open for 2018 accommodation Now
Consideration of completed applications begins Tue 24 October, 2017
Initial offers sent out (email) Fri 27 October, 2017
Acceptances due back Mon 13 November, 2017
Second round offers sent out Mon 20 November, 2017
Arrival form for international students

We need to have received your arrival form at least 4 days before you arrive in New Zealand – (i.e Mon – Fri before 4.30pm NZ time).

Returning Students

Applications open for 2018 accommodation Now
Consideration of completed applications begins Mon 9 October, 2017
Initial offers sent out (email) Fri 13 October, 2017
Acceptances due back Fri 27 October, 2017
Second round offers sent out Mon 6 November, 2017