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 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 2020/2021 Summer Semester 2021
Start of Semester October 1, 2020 April 1, 2021
First Day of Lectures

November 2, 2020 for all first-semester students (Bachelor's and Staatsexamen courses of study)

October 26, 2020 for students in the first Master's course semester and all students in higher semesters

April 12, 2021
Last Day of Lectures February 12, 2021 July 23, 2021
End of Semester March 31, 2021 September 30, 2021

Deadlines
Winter Semester 2020/2021 Summer Semester 2021
Application and Enrollment Deadline only via mail only via mail
Courses of Study with Open Admission via Mail September 1 to October 31, 2020

February 1 to April 30, 2021

RWTH Aachen Courses of Study with Restricted Admission For the enrollment period, please refer to the letter of admission For the enrollment period, please refer to the letter of admission
hochschulSTART Courses of Study with Restricted Admission – Medicine and Dentistry For the enrollment period, please refer to the letter of admission
Re-enrollment Deadline
(including the deadline for semesters of leave)
June 15 to September 1, 2020

January 11 to March 1, 2021

Application Deadlines
for Small Cross-Registration September 7 to October 23, 2020

March 8 to April 23, 2021

for Auditors and Senior Citizen Students September 14 to November 13, 2020

March 22 to May 21, 2021

Dies
Winter Semester 2020/2021 Summer Semester 2021
Student Representative Council Meetings December 1, 2020, 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
Winter Semester 2020/2021 Summer Semester 2021
All Saints' Day November 1, 2020
Christmas Holidays December 23, 2020 to January 5, 2021
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