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 2018/2019||October 15, 2018||February 09, 2019|
|Summer semester 2019||April 23, 2019||July 27, 2019|
|Winter semester 2019/2020||October 14, 2019||February 07, 2020|
|Summer semester 2020||April 20, 2020||July 24, 2020|
|Winter semester 2020/2021||October 12, 2020||February 05, 2021|
|Summer semester 2021||N.N.||N.N.|
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.