Term Dates

The academic year officially begins on October 1 and is divided into a winter and a summer semester. Each semester consists of a lecture period and a semester break. The lecture period for the winter term is mid-October to mid-February. The summer term begins on April 1 and the lecture period is mid-April to mid-July.

Winter semester 2022/2023

Lecture period: Monday, 24 October 2022 to Saturday, 11 February 2023

Christmas holidays: Friday, 23 December 2022 to Friday, 6 January 2023

Public holiday in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony):

  • 3 October 2022: Day of German Unity
  • 31 October 2022: Reformation Day
  • 25 & 26 December 2022: Christmas
  • 01 January 2023: New Year's Day

Exception: In the School of Humanities and Educational Sciences, there are block courses from Monday, 10 October 2022 to Saturday, 22 October 2022 for second term students and higher.