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 2020/2021

Lecture periodMonday, 19 October 2020 to Saturday, 13 February 2021

Christmas holidays: Sunday, 20 December 2020 to Sunday, 10 January 2021

Public holiday in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony):

  • 31 October 2020: Reformation Day
  • 25 & 26 December 2020: Christmas
  • 01 January 2021: New Year's Day

Exception: In the School of Humanities and Educational Sciences, there are block courses from Monday, 28 September 2020 to Saturday, 10 October 2020 for second term students and higher.