The academic year is devided into two semesters.
For the next years classes take place from:
|Semester||Lecture Start Date||Lecture End Date|
|Winter semester 2016/2017||October 17, 2016||February 11, 2017|
|Summer semester 2017||April 24, 2017||July 29, 2017|
|Winter semester 2017/2018||October 16, 2017||February 10, 2018|
|Summer semester 2018||April 09, 2018||July 14, 2018|
|Winter semester 2018/2019||October 15, 2018||February 09, 2019|
|Summer semester 2019||April 23, 2019||July 27, 2019|
During the periods when no classes take place – the so-called Semesterferien (March & April and August to October) – students are expected to write their term papers and theses and to prepare for examinations. Exams may also take place in the first two weeks after the last week of lectures.
During the Christmas and New Year holidays (December 24 – January 6) much of the University is closed and no classes take place.
The semester dates for the Faculty of Medicine are slightly different.