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.

Winter semester 2017-18

1 OctoberSummer semester begins. Please remember to validate your CampusCard (student ID).
25 September to 15 OctoberOrientation Weeks for international students
16 OctoberTeaching begins
23 December to 6 JanuaryChristmas break (no teaching)
15 NovemberApplication round for degree programmes starting in April (summer semester) 2018 begins
15 JanuaryApplication round for degree programmes starting in April ends
15 to 26 JanuaryRe-registration period for summer semester 2018. Please note: students continuing their studies must re-register before each semester.
31 January to 10 FebruaryTeacher Education Programmes: application round for the aptitude test for Art Education (information in German)
1 February to 15 MarchEnrolment/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.
10 FebruaryTeaching ends/examination period starts
30 MarchSummer semester ends (semester break until 30 September)

Last semester (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


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.)