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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.

Summer semester 2019

Arrival Day for Orientation
March 5, 2019

Orientation Course
March 5 - 29, 2019

Easter Break
April 19 - 22, 2019

Arrival Day for Semester
April 1, 2019 

Course Advisement
April 2 - 4, 2019

University Classes Begin
April 1, 2019

German and other International Office Classes Begin

April 8, 2019

 

 

Berlin Excursion (only Junior Year Program)
June 10 - 15, 2019

Classes End
July 12, 2019

Move out of dorms*
by July 31, 2019

 

Holidays

Carnival Monday
March 4, 2019

Ascension Day
May 30, 2019

Dies Academicus
May 15, 2019

Pentecost Break
June 10 - 14, 2019

Corpus Christi
June 20, 2019

 

 

Winter semester 2019/20

Arrival Day for Orientation
September 2, 2019

Orientation Course
September 2 -27, 2019

Course Advisement
September 30 - October 2,2019

Arrival Day for Semester
October 1, 2019 

Classes Begin
October 7, 2019

Excursion to Berlin
November 18 - 23, 2019

Christmas Break
December 24, 2019 - January 3, 2020 (tbc)

Classes End
January 31, 2020

Move out of dorms*
by February 29, 2020

 

Holidays

German Unification Day
October 3, 2019

All Saints' Day
November 1, 2019

Dies Academicus
tba

* Room inspections and check-outs are only possible during the office hours of the dorm manager ("Hausverwalter"), so please plan ahead.

 

Past Terms

Winter semester 2018/19

Arrival Day for Orientation

September 3, 2018

Orientation Course
September 3 - October 5, 2018

Arrival Day for Semester
October 1, 2018 (tbc)

Course Advisement
October 2 and 4, 2018

Classes Begin
October 8, 2018

Excursion to Berlin
November 19 - 24, 2018

Christmas Break
December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019

Classes End
February 1, 2019

Move out of dorms*
by February 28, 2019

 

Holidays

All Saints' Day
November 1, 2018

Dies Academicus
December 5, 2018 

 

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