Important dates

This page lists the key dates for the academic year at AUT. These key dates are true for most courses of study, but some courses start or finish outside the academic year.

If you have questions about your course's start or finish date, or its exam dates, contact your faculty or school.

AUT's faculties and schools

2018 academic year - key dates

Semester 1

26 February
First day of classes
30 March – 3 April
Easter break
16-27 April
Mid-semester break (no classes)
5-8 June
Study break/exam week
11-22 June
Exam weeks
22 June
Last day of semester

Semester 2

16 July
First day of classes
3-14 September
Mid-semester break (no classes)
23-26 October
Study break/exam week
29 October-9 November
Exam weeks
9 November
Last day of semester

Summer School

26 November
First day of classes
24 December-4 January 2019
Break (no classes)
8 February 2019
Last day of semester


Note: The academic year dates were accurate when published. AUT reserves the right to amend individual dates as required.

2019 academic year - key dates

Semester 1

25 February
First day of classes
19 April – 23 April
Easter break
15-26 April
Mid-semester break (no classes)
4-21 June
Exam weeks
21 June
Last day of semester

Semester 2

15 July
First day of classes
2-13 September
Mid-semester break (no classes)
21 October - 8 November
Exam weeks
8 November
Last day of semester

Summer School

25 November
First day of classes
23 December - 3 January 2020
Break (no classes)
7 February 2020
Last day of semester


Note: The academic year dates were accurate when published. AUT reserves the right to amend individual dates as required.

2020 academic year - key dates

Semester 1

24 February
First day of classes
10 April – 14 April
Easter break
15-24 April
Mid-semester break (no classes)
2-19 June
Exam weeks
19 June
Last day of semester

Semester 2

13 July
First day of classes
31 August - 11 September
Mid-semester break (no classes)
19 October - 6 November
Exam weeks
6 November
Last day of semester

Summer School

Summer School dates for 2020/2021 will be published here once they have been set.


Note: The academic year dates were accurate when published. AUT reserves the right to amend individual dates as required.