Academic Calendar

At German universities, the academic year is divided into two terms: "Wintersemester" and "Sommersemester". The winter term begins officially on October 1 and ends on March 31. The summer term begins on April 1 and ends on September 30. However, the lecture period only runs from mid-October until mid-February and from mid-April until the middle/end of July. The remaining time, the so-called "vorlesungsfreie Zeit", is intended for writing papers, preparing exams or for internships, etc.

 Summer Semester 2014

Semester dates

Arrival Day  March 4, 2014
Orientation Course March 4 -  April 4, 2014
Easter Break April 18 - April 21, 2014
Classes Begin April 7, 2014
Pentecost Break June 9 - 13 , 2014 (t.b.c)
Classes End July 18, 2014
Move out of dorms  July 31, 2014 

Holidays

Ascension Day May 29, 2014
Dies Academicus  May 29, 2014
Corpus Christi June 19, 2014

 

 

Winter Semester 2014-2015

Semester dates

Arrival Day  September 2, 2014
Orientation Course September 2 - October 2, 2014
Classes Begin October 6, 2014
Christmas Break December 24, 2014 - January 6, 2015 
Classes End February 6, 2015
Move out of dorms February 28, 2015

Holidays

 All Saints' Day November 1, 2014
 Dies Academicus  December 3, 2014

 

 

Summer Semester 2015

Semester dates

Arrival Day  March 3, 2015
Orientation Course March 3 -  April 2, 2015
Easter Break April 3 - April 6, 2015
Classes Begin April 7, 2015
Pentecost Break (t.b.c)
Classes End July 17, 2015
Move out of dorms  July 31, 2015 

Holidays

Ascension Day May 14, 2015
Dies Academicus  t.b.a
Corpus Christi June 4, 2015

 

 

Winter Semester 2015-2016

Semester dates

Arrival Day September 7, 2015
Orientation Course September 7 - October 2, 2015
Excursion to Berlin
(
only Junior Year Program)

Break Week
(for course preparation, travel,...)
(Direct Exchange Program)
 October 5 - October 10, 2015
Course Advisement October 12 - 15, 2015 
Classes Begin October 19, 2015
Christmas Break (t.b.c.)
Classes End February 12, 2016
Move out of dorms  February 28, 2016

Holidays

Dies Academicus  t.b.a.

 

 

 Summer Semester 2016

Semester dates

Arrival Day  March 2, 2016
Orientation Course March 2 -  April 1, 2016
Easter Break March 25 - March 28
Classes Begin April 11, 2016
Pentecost Break (t.b.c)
Classes End July 22, 2016
Move out of dorms  July 31, 2016 

Holidays

Ascension Day May 5, 2016
Dies Academicus  t.b.a
Corpus Christi May 26, 2016


Winter Semester 2016-2017

Semester dates

Arrival Day September 5, 2016
Orientation Course September 2 - September 30, 2016
 Excursion to Berlin
(
only Junior Year Program)

Break Week 
(for course preparation, travel,...)
(Direct Exchange Program)
 October 3 - October 8, 2016
Course Advisement October 10 - October 13, 2016 
Classes begin October 17, 2016 
Christmas Break (t.b.c.)
Classes End February 10, 2017
Move out of dorms  February 28, 2016

Holidays

All Saints' Day November 1, 2016
Dies Academicus  t.b.a.
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