Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
print

Language Selection

Breadcrumb Navigation


Content

Academic Calendar

- Foto: Stauke / Fotolia.com

Source: Stauke / Fotolia.com

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 2014/15 Oktober 6, 2014 January 31, 2015
Summer Semester 2015 April 13, 2015 July 18, 2015
Winter Semester 2015/16 Oktober 12, 2015 February 6, 2016
Summer Semester 2016 April 11, 2016 July 16, 2016
Winter Semester 2016/17 Oktober 17, 2016 Feburary 11, 2017

 

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.