The academic year


The academic year is divided into winter semester and summer semester. Each semester consists of a period during which courses are held and a lecuture-free period ("holidays").


Summer semester 2020

Beginning of semester and classes2 March 2020
Rector's Day (no classes)12 March 2020
Easter breakfrom 6 to 19 April 2020
Whitsun breakfrom 30 May to 2 June 2020
End of classes30 September 2020
Lecture-free period (summer break)cancelled for the summer semester 2020 due to Covid-19*
End of semester30 September 2020

*courses and exams will be offered during summer and can be passed.

Winter semester 2020/21

Beginning of semester and classes1 October 2020
No classes2 November 2020
Christmas break21 December 2020 to 6 January 2021
End of classes31 January 2021
Lecture-free period (semester break)1 to 28 February 2021
End of semester28 February 2021

Summer semester 2021

Beginning of semester and classes1 March 2021
Rectors's Day (no classes)12 March 2021
Easter break29 March to 11 April 2021
Whitsun break22 May to 25 May 2021
End of classes30 June 2021
Lecture-free period (summer break)1 July bis 30 September 2021
End of semester30 September 2021