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").


Winter semester 2019/20

Beginning of semester and classes1 October 2019
No classes2 November 2019
Christmas break18 December 2019 to 6 January 2020
End of classes31 January 2020
Lecture-free period (semester break)1 to 29 February 2020
End of semester29 February 2020

Summer semester 2020

Beginning of semester and classes2 March 2020
Rectors's Day (no classes)12 March 2020
Easter break6 to 19 April 2020
Whitsun break30 May to 2 June 2020
End of classes30 June 2020
Lecture-free period (summer break)1 July bis 30 September 2020
End of semester30 September 2020