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

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

23 November
First day of classes
21 December - 31 December
Break (no classes)
12 February 2021
Last day of semester


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

2021 academic year - key dates

Semester 1

22 February
First day of classes
2 April - 6 April
Easter break
12 - 23 April
Mid-semester break (no classes)
31 May - 18 June
Exam 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
Exam weeks
5 November
Last day of semester

Summer School

Summer School dates for 2021/2022 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.