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
Summer Semester 2020 Winter Semester 2020/2021
Start of Semester

April 1, 2020

October 1, 2020
First Day of Lectures

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

April 6, 2020 (online instruction)

November 2, 2020 (first-semester students)

October 26, 2020 (students in their second course semester or higher)

Last Day of Lectures July 17, 2020 February 12, 2021
End of Semester September 30, 2020 March 31, 2021

Deadlines
Summer Semester 2020 Winter Semester 2020/2021
Enrollment Deadline only via mail
Courses of Study with Open Admission Online February 1 to April 30, 2020
Courses of Study with Open Admission in Person

February 17 to March 6, 2020

Courses of Study with Open Admission via Mail September 1 to October 31, 2020
RWTH Aachen Courses of Study with Restricted 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)
January 13 to March 3, 2020 June 15 to September 1, 2020
Application Deadlines
for Small Cross-Registration March 9 to April 24, 2020 September 7 to October 23, 2020
for Auditors and Senior Citizen Students March 16 to May 15, 2020 September 14 to November 13, 2020

Dies
Summer Semester 2020 Winter Semester 2020/2021
Student Representative Council Meetings May 5, 2020
RWTH FH Sports Day June 17, 2020
Talk Lehre / "Teaching Talk" June 17, 2020

Lecture-free Days
Summer Semester 2020 Winter Semester 2020/2021
All Saints' Day November 1, 2020
General Assembly of the Faculty Student Councils November 3, 2020, 10.15am to 2.15pm
Christmas Holidays December 23, 2020 to January 5, 2021
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