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 2018 to Winter Semester 2023/2024 at North-Rhine Westphalian Universities

Summer Semester 2018:         April 9 to July 20, 2018

Winter Semester 2018/2019:   October 8, 2018 to February 1, 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 20 to July 17, 2020 – Please note: courses that can be made available online may already start on April 6. Please look out for further announcements on our website.

Winter Semester 2020/2021:   October 26, 2020 (for students in the 2nd semester or higher) / November 2, 2020 (for first-semester students) to February 12, 2021

Summer Semester 2021:         April 12 to July 23, 2021

Winter Semester 2021/2022:   October 11, 2021 to February 4, 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
Summer Semester 2021 Winter Semester 2021/2022
Start of Semester April 1, 2021 October 1, 2021
First Day of Lectures April 12, 2021 October 11, 2021
Last Day of Lectures July 23, 2021 February 4, 2022
End of Semester September 30, 2021 March 31, 2022

Deadlines
Summer Semester 2021 Winter Semester 2021/2022
Application and Enrollment Deadline

see Application and Enrollment Deadlines

Courses of study with open admission – online:
July 1 to October 29, 2021

RWTH courses of study with restricted admission:
August 2 to October 1, 2021

hochschulSTART courses of study with restricted admission:
August 2 to October 1, 2021

Re-enrollment Deadline
(including the deadline for semesters of leave)

January 11 to March 1, 2021

June 14 to September 1, 2021
Application Deadlines
for Small Cross-Registration

March 8 to April 23, 2021

September 6 to October 22, 2021
for Auditors and Senior Citizen Students

March 22 to May 21, 2021

September 13 to November 12, 2021

Dies
Summer Semester 2021 Winter Semester 2021/2022
Student Representative Council Meetings

May 4, 2021, 10.15am to 2.15pm

November 2, 2021, 10.15am to 2.15pm
RWTH FH Sports Day June 9, 2021
Talk Lehre / "Teaching Talk" June 9, 2021, starting at 2.15pm

Lecture-free Days
Summer Semester 2021 Winter Semester 2021/2022
All Saints' Day November 1, 2021
Christmas Holidays December 24, 2021 to January 7, 2022
May Day May 1, 2021
Ascension of Christ May 13, 2021
Pentecost Week (Excursion week) May 24 to 28, 2021
Corpus Christi June 3, 2021