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 2019/2020 Summer Semester 2020
Start of Semester October 1, 2019

April 1, 2020

First Day of Lectures October 7, 2019

April 20, 2020 (all attendance-based classes and events)

April 6, 2020 (online instruction)

Last Day of Lectures January 31, 2020 July 17, 2020
End of Semester March 31, 2020 September 30, 2020

Deadlines
Winter Semester 2019/2020 Summer Semester 2020
Enrollment Deadline
Courses of Study with Open Admission Online August 1 to October 31, 2019 February 1 to April 30, 2020
Courses of Study with Open Admission in Person

August 27 to September 6, 2019

September 18 to 26, 2019

February 17 to March 6, 2020

RWTH Aachen Courses of Study with Restricted Admission August, 12 to September 30, 2019
hochschulSTART Courses of Study with Restricted Admission – Part 1

August 15 to 26, 2019

hochschulSTART Courses of Study with Restricted Admission – Part 2 September 10 to 17, 2019
hochschulSTART Courses of Study with Restricted Admission – Part 3 September 27 to October 2, 2019
Re-enrollment Deadline
(including the deadline for semesters of leave)
June 11 to September 1, 2019 January 13 to March 3, 2020
BlueCard issue date October 1 to 11, 2019
Application Deadlines
for Small Cross-Registration September 9 to October 25, 2019 March 9 to April 24, 2020
for Auditors and Senior Citizen Students September 16 to November 15, 2019 March 16 to May 15, 2020

Dies
Winter Semester 2019/2020 Summer Semester 2020
Student Representative Council Meetings November 5, 2019 May 5, 2020
RWTH FH Sports Day June 17, 2020
Talk Lehre / "Teaching Talk" June 17, 2020

Lecture-free Days
Winter Semester 2019/2020 Summer Semester 2020
All Saints' Day November 1, 2019
Christmas Holidays December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020
Shrove Monday February 24, 2020
Good Friday April 10, 2020
Easter Monday April 13, 2020
May Day May 1, 2020
Ascension of Christ May 21, 2020
Pentecost Week (Excursion week) June 1 to 5, 2020
Corpus Christi June 11, 2020