Semester 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

2021 academic year - key dates

Semester 1

1 March
First day of classes
29 March - 9 April
Mid-semester break
31 May - 18 June
Study and assessment weeks
18 June
Last day of semester

Semester 2

12 July
First day of classes
30 August - 10 September
Mid-semester break (no classes)
18 October - 5 November
Study and assessment weeks
5 November
Last day of semester

Summer School

22 November – 17 December 2021, and 10 January – 11 February 2022


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

2022 academic year - key dates

Semester 1

28 February
First day of classes
15 - 29 April
Mid-semester break
7 - 24 June
Study and assessment weeks
24 June
Last day of semester

Semester 2

18 July
First day of classes
5 - 16 September
Mid-semester break (no classes)
25 October - 11 November
Study and assessment weeks
11 November
Last day of semester

Summer School

28 November – 23 December 2022, and 9 January – 10 February 2023


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

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