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Semester Dates

Staff in the Registrar's Office will gladly help you with any questions about the dates and deadlines.

You can find the application deadlines for Bachelor and Master courses of study here.

Lecture Periods from Summer Semester 2016 to Winter Semester 2023/2024 at North-Rhine Westphalian Universities

Summer Semester 2016: April 11, 2016 to July 22, 2016

Winter Semester 2016/2017: October 17, 2016 to February 10, 2017

Summer Semester 2017: April 18 to July 28, 2017

Winter Semester 2017/2018: October 2, 2017 to January 26, 2018

Summer Semester 2018: April 9 to July 20, 2018

Winter Semester 2018/2019: October 1, 2018 to January 25, 2019

Summer Semester 2019: April 1 to July 12, 2019

Winter Semester 2019/2020: October 7, 2019 to January 31, 2020

Summer Semester 2020: April 6 to July 17, 2020

Winter Semester 2020/2021: October 5, 2020 to January 29, 2021

Summer Semester 2021: April 12 to July 23, 2021

Winter Semester 2021/2022: October 4, 2021 to January 28, 2022

Summer Semester 2022: April 4 to July 15, 2022

Winter Semester 2022/2023: October 4, 2022 to January 27, 2023

Summer Semester 2023: April 3 to July 4, 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024: October 9, 2023 to February 2, 2024

General Dates
Winter Semester 2016/2017 Summer Semester 2017
Start of Semester October 1, 2016 April 1, 2017
First Day of Lectures October 17, 2016 April 18, 2017
Last Day of Lectures February 10, 2017 July 28, 2017
End of Semester March 31, 2017 September 30, 2017

Deadlines
Winter Semester 2016/2017 Summer Semester 2017
Enrollment Deadline
Courses of Study with Open Admission Online August 1 to October 7, 2016 February 1 to March 10, 2017
Courses of Study with Open Admission in Person

September 1 to 6, 2016

October 4 to 6, 2016

February 20 to March 10, 2017
RWTH Aachen Courses of Study with Restricted Admission

August 15 to 31, 2016

September 7 to 15, 2016

September 20 to 30, 2016

hochschulSTART Medicine and Dentistry Courses of Study with Restricted Admission

August 15 to 23, 2016

September 7 to 15, 2016

September 27 to 30, 2016

Re-enrollment Deadline
(including the deadline for semesters of leave and changes to degree programs)
June 13 to Septemer 1, 2016 January 16 to March 1, 2017
Application Deadlines
for Dual Enrolled Students September 12 to November 11, 2016 March 6 to April 21, 2017
for Auditors and Senior Citizen Students September 19 to October 26, 2016 March 6 to April 28, 2017

Dies
Winter Semester 2016/2017 Summer Semester 2017
Orientation Event

Orientation Week:
October 10 to 14, 2016

for all Semesters

Student Representative Council Meetings
(10am-2pm)
November 8, 2016 May, 2, 2017
RWTH FH Sports Day
(starts at 2pm)
June 21, 2017
Talk Lehre June 21, 2017
Other Events
University Sports Show February 2, 2016
Erstinfotag September 22, 2016
Beratungstage January 31 to February 2, 2017

Lecture-free Days
Winter Semester 2016/2017 Summer Semester 2017
All Saints' Day November 1, 2016
Christmas Holidays December 26, 2016, to January 6, 2017
Shrove Monday February 27, 2017
Good Friday April 14, 2017
Easter Monday April 17, 2017
May Day May 1, 2017
Ascension of Christ May 25, 2017
Pentecost Week (Excursion week) June 5 to 9, 2017
Corpus Christi June 15, 2017