University Of Canterbury Enrolment

Have you accepted your offer of study? Find below all the information you need to complete your enrolment at UC as well useful information to help prepare you for your move to New Zealand.

Enrol online

  • Follow the step-by-step guide on how to apply and enrol.

Pay my fees

  • Find out about the different options on how to pay your fees.

Moving to NZ

  • Here you will find all the information you need to make your move to NZ a breeze.

Enrol in person

  • Remember that you must enrol in person a week prior to semester start.

International Welcome

  • Our international welcome is both fun and informative and will help you get settled at UC.

Attend orientation

  • Orientation day is an important event to attend for all new to UC students.

Key dates

The key dates calendar lists important dates for the academic year such as semester dates and public and university holidays. 

See Key course dates to find out semester dates as well as the last days to withdraw.

For Education start dates see the College of Education, Health and Human Development.


03 JanuaryUC reopens for 2020
06 JanuarySummer school starts
07 JanuaryLast date for continuing UC domestic students to apply to enrol
25 JanuaryChinese New Year (not a statutory holiday)
06 FebruaryWaitangi Day
14 FebruaryRelease of results for summer school
17 FebruaryLectures start for semester one
24 MarchLectures end – mid semester break
25 March – 17 AprilMid semester lecture break
07 AprilGraduation – in absentia
09 AprilGraduation – in absentia
10 AprilGood Friday
13 AprilEaster Monday
14 AprilUniversity holiday
20 AprilLectures resume online
25 AprilANZAC day – observed 27 April.
29 MayLectures end for semester one
01 JuneQueen’s birthday
02 June – 05 JuneSemester one study period
08 June – 20 JuneSemester one examination period
22 June – 10 JulyMid-year break
06 JulyRelease of results for semester one
13 JulyLectures start for semester two
21 AugustLectures end – mid semester break
24 August – 04 SeptemberMid semester lecture break
07 SeptemberLectures resume
16 OctoberLectures end for semester two
19 October – 25 OctoberSemester two study period
26 OctoberLabour Day
27 October – 07 NovemberSemester two and whole year examination period
09 NovemberSummer school starts
13 NovemberShow Day
27 NovemberRelease of results for semester two and whole year
11 DecemberLectures end – summer school break
16 DecemberGraduation
18 DecemberGraduation
24 December – 04 JanuarySummer break – University holidays
Add all dates into your calendar