Important Dates

Overview of all lecture periods, semester breaks, general dates and deadlines for students

Semester dates and holidays

Pentacost/Christmas holidays
Start of semester
Beginning of lectures First day of holidays Last day of holidays End of lectures End of semester
WS 2014/15 1 Oct. 2014 6 Oct. 2014 22 Dec. 2014 2 Jan. 2015 6 Feb. 2015 31 Mar. 2015
SS 2015 1 Apr. 2015 7 Apr. 2015 26 May 2015 29 May 2015 17 Jul. 2015 30 Sep. 2015
WS 2015/16 1 Oct. 2015 19 Oct. 2015 23 Dec. 2015 6 Jan. 2016 12 Feb. 2016 31 Mar. 2016
SS 2016 1 Apr. 2016 11 Apr. 2016 17 May 2016 20 May 2016 22 Jul. 2016 30 Sep. 2016
WS 2016/17 1 Oct. 2016 17 Oct. 2016 23 Dec. 2016 6 Jan. 2017 10 Feb. 2017 31 Mar. 2017
SS 2017 1 Apr. 2017 18 Apr. 2017 6 Jun. 2017 9 Jun. 2017 28 Jul. 2017 30 Sep. 2017
WS 2017/18 1 Oct. 2017 9 Oct. 2017 27 Dec. 2017 5 Jan. 2018 2 Feb. 2018 31 Mar. 2018
SS 2018 1 Apr. 2018 9 Apr. 2018 22 May 2018 25 May 2018 20 Jul. 2018 30 Sep. 2018
WS 2018/19 1 Oct. 2018 8 Oct. 2018 21 Dec. 2018 4 Jan. 2019 1 Feb. 2019 31 Mar. 2019
Dates subject to change

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General dates and deadlines

  • Registering for required examinations

    If you wish to take an examination, you must first register for the exam on QISPOS or directly with your Examination Office. If you show up to take an exam without registering beforehand, you may be barred from taking it.

    Information on registration periods, QISPOS and the Examination Offices

  • Re-registration

    At the beginning of the second half of each semester, students are required to re-register to indicate to the University that they wish to continue their studies in the coming semester. You can re-register by simply paying the semester fee. The re-registration portal opens at the beginning of July for winter-semester registration, and at the beginning of January for summer-semester registration.

    More information on re-registration

  • Leave of absence

    You may submit a request to take a leave of absence to Student Admissions Office as long as you re-register no later than the last working day before the beginning of the new lecture period. Taking a leave of absence during a semester that has already begun is only permitted in exceptional cases (e.g. due to illness or pregnancy).

    More information on leaves of absence

  • Changing degree programmes

    If you are granted admission to a new restricted-admission degree programme, you may only switch into the new programme within the period stated in the notification of admission. In the case of non-restricted subjects, you may submit your request in person to the Student Admissions office, provided you have re-registered for the coming semester no later than the last working day before the beginning of the lecture period.

    Additional deadlines
    (e.g. for doctoral study after completing your degree programme)

  • De-registration

    As a rule, you may request permission to de-register (exmatriculate) at any time. Please note, however, de-registration may take effect either at the end or the beginning of a semester depending on when the request is approved. Furthermore, reimbursement of the semester fee can only be requested within a certain period.

    More information on de-registration