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

Semester Lecture Periods
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

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General Dates
Winter Semester 2021/2022 Summer Semester 2022
Start of Semester October 1, 2021 April 1, 2022
First Day of Lectures October 11, 2021* April 4, 2022*
Last Day of Lectures February 4, 2022* July 15, 2022*
End of Semester March 31, 2022 September 30, 2022

Deadlines
Winter Semester 2021/2022 Summer Semester 2022
Application and Enrollment Deadline see Application and Enrollment Deadlines
Re-enrollment Deadline
(including the deadline for semesters of leave)

June 14 to September 1, 2021

January 10 to March 1, 2022
Application Deadlines
for Small Cross-Registration

September 6 to October 22, 2021

March 7 to April 22, 2022
for Auditors and Senior Citizen Students

September 13 to November 12, 2021

March 14 to May 13, 2022

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

November 2, 2021, 10:15am to 2:15pm

May 3, 2022, 10:15am to 2:15pm
RWTH FH Sports Day June 1, 2022
starting 2pm
Talk Lehre / "Teaching Talk" January 18, 2021 (not lecture-free)
1 to 6pm
June 1, 2022 (not lecture-free)
1 to 6pm

Lecture-free Days
Winter Semester 2021/2022 Summer Semester 2022
All Saints' Day November 1, 2021
Christmas Holidays

December 24, 2021, to January 7, 2022

Courses scheduled for January 7, 2022, can be held remotely on that day, or early, or they can be made up later.

Good Friday April 15, 2022
Easter Monday April 18, 2022
May Day May 1, 2022
Ascension of Christ May 26, 2022
Pentecost Week (Excursion week) June 6 to 10, 2022
Corpus Christi June 16, 2022