The academic year begins with the winter semester, which starts on 1 October and ends on 31 March. The summer semester then runs from 1 April to 30 September each year.
Winter semester 2018–19
|1 October||Summer semester begins. Please remember to validate your CampusCard (student ID).|
|19 September to 14 October||Orientation Weeks for international students|
|15 October||Teaching begins|
|15 November||Application round for degree programmes starting in April (summer semester) 2019 begins|
|15 December||Application deadline for M.Sc. Computer Science|
|22 December to 5 January||Christmas break (no teaching)|
|15 January||Application round for all degree programmes other than M.Sc. Computer Science ends|
|14 to 25 January||Re-registration period for summer semester 2019. Please note: students continuing their studies must re-register before each semester.|
|31 January||Teacher Education Programmes: application deadline for the aptitude test for Art Education (information in German)|
|January to April||Enrolment period: Applicants with international qualifications and those applying for admission-restricted degree programmes should present themselves for enrolment on the dates indicated in their offer letter.|
|1 February to 15 March||Direct enrolment period for new students with German or Austrian entrance qualifications.|
|9 February||Teaching ends/examination period starts|
|31 March||Winter semester ends|
Last semester (summer semester 2018)
|26 March to 8 April||Orientation Weeks for international students.|
|3–8 April||Orientation Week for all students.|
Summer semester begins. Please remember to validate your CampusCard (student ID).
Application round for M.Sc. Computer Science (winter intake) opens. The application deadline is 15 June.
|9 April||Start of lectures – the University is in session.|
|Mid-April||Application round for M.A. International Economics and Business opens.|
|Early May||Application round for the remaining degree programmes starting in October (winter semester) opens.|
|22 May||No teaching all day (Tuesday after Whitsun/Pentecost)|
No teaching all day.
Registration deadline for the Physical Education aptitude test (for Teacher Education Programmes).
|15 June||Application deadline for the M.Sc. Computer Science.|
|18–29 June||Re-registration period for winter semester 2018–19. Please note: students continuing their studies must re-register before each semester.|
Application deadline for most master's programmes. Exceptions: M.Sc. Computer Science (deadline 15 June); M.A. Caritas Science and Values-based Management (15 July), M.A. Russian and East-Central European Studies (15 July).
Registration deadline for the Art Education aptitude test (for Teacher Education Programmes).
|14 July||Teaching ends/examination period starts, followed by the semester break.|
|15 July||Deadline for applications for all undergraduate programmes and the following postgraduate programmes: M.A. Caritas Science and Values-based Management, M.A. Russian and East Central European Studies.|
|August to September||Enrolment/matriculation period for new students. Persons with German or Austrian entrance qualifications may register directly for non-restricted degree programmes. Applicants with international qualifications and those applying for admission-restricted degree programmes should present themselves for matriculation on the date indicated in their offer letter.|
|30 September||Summer semester ends.|