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 2019/20

Lecture period: Monday, 21 October 2019 to Saturday, 8 February 2020

Christmas holidays: Sunday, 22 December 2019 to Sunday, 5 January 2020

Public holiday in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony):

  • 3 October 2019: Day of German Unity
  • 31 October 2019: Reformation Day
  • 25 & 26 December 2019: Christmas
  • 1 January 2020: New Year’s Day

Exception: In the School of Humanities and Educational Sciences, there are block courses from Monday, 7 October 2019 to Saturday, 19 October 2019 for second term students and higher.