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Summer school 2019

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

Summer School 2019 runs from:

7th January to 15th February 2019

Summer School exams:

16th - 21st February 2019

There were 59 papers to choose from in 2018 - check out the 2018 prospectus to see what we did last time!


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 2018 there was 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 2018

Applications close for new international students.

Early September 2018

Summer School paper selection and enrollments open.

7 January 2019

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.