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Academic Calendar

Semester Start Date
(Registration, etc.)
Lecture Start Date Lecture End Date End of Semester
(Research, Exams, etc.)
Winter October 1 Mid-October Mid-February End of March
Summer April 1 Mid-April Mid-July End of September


The academic calendar plays a major role in our philosophy of giving students time and space to work and think independently. At LMU Munich (and most German universities), the months of March, August, and September are officially free of lectures. You will be able to use this time to focus on papers, research, examinations, or additional short courses. 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.

You can find even more information about the academic calendar on the main website.