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.

Summer semester 2020

Lecture period: Monday, 20 April 2020 to Saturday, 25 July 2020

Excursion week: Sunday, 31 May 2020 to Sunday, 7 June 2020

Public holiday in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony):

  • 1 May 2020: Labour Day
  • 21 May 2020: Ascension Day
  • 1 June 2020: Whit Monday

Exception: In the School of Humanities and Educational Sciences, there are block courses from Monday, 30 March 2020 to Saturday, 11 April 2020 for second term students and higher.