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Academic Calendar

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The academic year is officially divided into two semesters:

  • Winter semester: 1 October – 31 March
  • Summer semester: 1 April – 30 September

Classes are held during the lecture period, or Vorlesungszeit, and term papers are usually written afterwards during the semester breaks. There is no set exam period.

Lecture periods

Semester First day of lectures Last day of lectures
Winter Semester 2017/18 Oktober 16, 2017 February 10, 2018
Summer Semester 2018 April 9, 2018 July 14, 2018
Winter Semester 2018/19 Oktober 15, 2018 February 9, 2019
Summer Semester 2019 April 23, 2019 July 27, 2019
Winter Semester 2019/20 Oktober 14, 2019 Feburary 7, 2020
Summer Semester 2020 April 20, 2020 July 24, 2020
Winter Semester 2020/21 October 12, 2020 February 5, 2021

 

Thus the Summer Semester consists of 14, the Winter Semester of 15 weeks of lectures. There are no lectures on public holidays, on the Tuesdays following Easter Monday and Whit Monday, or on Maundy Thursday. The Christmas break begins on 24 December and lectures resume on 7 January.

Application deadlines

For information on special entrance exams, please consult with the individual departments.

  • Application deadline for winter semester: July 15
  • Application deadline for summer semester: January 15

Deadlines are binding for university-internal numerus clausus subjects with special requirements and can vary for other subjects.