auckland university of technology dates

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.

2020 academic year – key dates

Semester 1

24 February First day of classes

23 March – 27 April Mid-semester break (no classes)

19 June Final day of teaching

22 – 26 June Final assessments (for those not completed in teaching time)

26 June Last day of semester

Semester 2

20 July First day of classes

7 – 18 September Mid-semester break (no classes)

23 OctoberLast day of teaching

27 – 30 October Final assessments (for those not completed in teaching time)

6 November 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 semeste

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.