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 2021

Lecture period: Monday, 12 April 2021 to Saturday, 24 July 2021

Excursion week: Sunday, 23 May 2021 to Sunday, 30 May 2021

Public holiday in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony):

  • 1 May 2021: Labour Day
  • 13 May 2021: Ascension Day
  • 24 May 2021: Whit Monday

Exception: In the School of Humanities and Educational Sciences, there are block courses from Monday, 29 March 2021 to Saturday, 10 April 2021 for second term students and higher.