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Academic Calendar for Junior-Year- and Exchange Students

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.

Winter Semester 2016-2017

Semester dates

Arrival Day September 5, 2016
Orientation Course

September 5 - September 30, 2016

 Excursion to Berlin
(
only Junior Year 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*  by February 28, 2017

Holidays

All Saints' Day  November 1, 2016
Dies Academicus  December 7, 2016

 

Summer Semester 2017

Semester dates

Arrival Day  March 6, 2017
Orientation Course March 6 -  March 31, 2017

Berlin excursion

(only Junior Year Program)

April 5 - April 10, 2017
Course Advisement April  11 - April  13, 2017
Classes Begin April 18, 2017
Pentecost Break June 5 - June 9, 2017
Classes End July 28, 2017
Move out of dorms*  by July 31, 2017 

Holidays

Ascension Day May 25, 2017
Dies Academicus  May 17, 2017
Corpus Christi June 15, 2017

 

Wintersemester 2017-18

Semesterdaten

Arrival DaySeptember 4, 2017
Orientation Course

September 4 - est. September 29, 2017

Course Advisement( t.b.c.)
Classes Begin

est. October 9, 2017

Excursion to BerlinNovember 20 - 25, 2017
Christmas Break(t.b.c.)
Classes Endest. February 5, 2018
Move out of dorms* est. by February 28, 2018

Holidays

 
All Saints' Day November 1, 2017
Dies Academicus (t.b.c.)

 
* Room inspections and check-outs are generally only possible during the office hours of your dorm's building manager ("Hausverwalter"). Only they can decide if exceptions from this rule are possible, so please plan ahead.

 

 

 

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