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Academic Calendar

The academic year is devided into two semesters.

For the next years classes take place from:

SemesterLecture Start DateLecture 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.

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