Academic calendar

Academic calendar

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.

Summer semester 2017

1 AprilSummer semester begins. Please remember to validate your CampusCard.
10 to 23 AprilOrientation Weeks for international students
24 AprilTeaching begins
First week in MayApplication round for degree programmes starting in winter semester 2017-18 begins
1 JuneTeacher Education Programmes: registration deadline for the aptitude test for Physical Education as a teaching subject
6 JuneTuesday after Whitsun: no teaching all day
16 JuneNo teaching all day
19 to 30 JuneRe-registration period for winter semester 2017-18. Please note: students continuing their studies must re-register before each semester.
15 JuneApplication deadline for M.Sc. Computer Science
30 JuneApplication deadline for the following master's programmes commencing in winter semester 2017-18: Business Administration; Information Systems; Computer Science; Development Studies; European Studies; Geography; Governance and Public Policy; History; International Cultural and Business Studies; International Economics and Business; Media and Communication; North and Latin American Studies; Semiotics of Texts and Culture; Mobile and Embedded Systems
30 JuneTeacher Education Programmes: registration deadline for Art Education aptitude test
15 JulyApplication deadline for winter semester 2016/17 for all undergraduate programmes and the following master's programmes: Caritas Science and Values-based Management; German and Russian Law; German Law for foreign graduates; Russian and East Central European Studies; Teaching and Learning Processes (Master of Education)
30 JulyTeaching ends
August to
Matriculation period for winter semester 2017-18. International applicants and those applying for a place on a programme with admission restrictions should check their offer letter for the exact matriculation date.
30 SeptemberSummer semester ends

Winter semester 2016-17

21 September to 16 OctoberOrientation Weeks for international students

1 October

Semester begins

17 October 

Teaching begins

early DecemberApplication round for summer semester 2016 starts

23 December

No teaching all day

24 December to 6 January

Christmas break

15 January

Application deadline for the following Master's programmes starting in the summer semester: Business Administration; Business Computing; Computer Science; European Studies; Governance and Public Policy; International Cultural and Business Studies; Media and Communication; Semiotics of Culture and Texts; M.Ed. Teaching and Learning Processes

Application deadline for the following undergraduate programmes starting in the summer semester: Computer Science; European Studies; European Studies Major; Historical Cultural Studies; Internet Computing; Language and Text Sciences; Media and Communication; B.Ed. Secondary Education; Teacher Education Programmes

16 to 27 January Re-registration period for summer semester 2016. Please note: students continuing their studies have to register at the beginning of each semester

31 January

Application deadline for aptitude test for Art Education (for teacher education programmes)

11 February

Teaching ends

February to mid-April

Matriculation period: please check your offer letter for the exact matriculation date

31 March

Semester ends


Academic Advice Service


Office hours:
Wed 9 a.m. – 12 noon
or by appointment

1st floor,
Administration building
Innstrasse 41

Phone: +49 851 509 ext. 1154, 1153, 1152, 1151 or 1150
(Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and Mon – Thurs 1–3 p.m.)