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Summer school 2018

Get a head start! In just six weeks you can complete an 18 point paper.

Summer School 2018 runs from:

8th January to 16th February 2018

Summer School exams:

17th - 22nd February 2018

There's 59 to choose from in 2018 - check out the papers on offer.


Have you been approved for a 2018 Summer School paper? Want to make a change to ANY 2018 paper selections? If so please hold off changes until after you have completed your declaration for Summer School. (If you wait you will save time and avoid having to resubmit SS papers for approval).


Why us?


In just six weeks you can complete a full paper and get a head start for the next academic year


Each Summer School paper worth 18 points counts as full time study for StudyLink


With this many papers offered at Summer School you have lots of choice


Two months from the end of Semester Two to the start of Summer School gives you time to relax

Key dates

31st October 2017

Applications close for new international students.

Early September 2017

Summer School paper selection and enrollments open.

8 January 2018

Summer School 2018 begins.

Who is it for?

Students take Summer School papers for many reasons:

  • to complete papers towards their qualifications
  • to accelerate their degrees
  • to orientate themselves before the start of first semester
  • for interest
  • the opportunity to study elsewhere via distance learning


Many papers are unique to Summer School, others are core components of degree programmes.

All papers have full academic credit - most are the same point value as semester papers.

One 18 point paper counts as full time study. Papers are taught over six weeks instead of the usual thirteen weeks of a semester.


Accommodation is provided by University College.