Semester Dates

 

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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 2018/19 October 8, 2018 to February 1, 2019
Summer Semester 2019 April 1 to July 12, 2019
Winter Semester 2019/20 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 2020/21 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 2021/22 October 11, 2021 to February 4, 2022
Summer Semester 2022 April 4 to July 15, 2022
Winter Semester 2022/23 October 10, 2022 to February 3, 2023
Summer Semester 2023 April 3 to July 4, 2023
Winter Semester 2023/24 October 9, 2023 to February 2, 2024

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General Dates
Summer Semester 2022 Winter Semester 2022/23
Start of Semester April 1, 2022 October 1, 2022
First Day of Lectures April 4, 2022* October 10, 2022*
Last Day of Lectures July 15, 2022* February 3, 2022*
End of Semester September 30, 2022 March 31, 2023

Deadlines
Summer Semester 2022 Winter Semester 2022/23
Application and Enrollment Deadline see Application and Enrollment Deadlines
Re-enrollment Deadline
(including the deadline for semesters of leave)
January 10 to March 1, 2022 June 13 to September 1, 2022
Application Deadlines
for Small Cross-Registration March 7 to April 22, 2022 September 5 to October 21, 2022
for Auditors and Senior Citizen Students March 14 to May 13, 2022 September 12 to November 11, 2022

Dies
Summer Semester 2022 Winter Semester 2022/23
Student Representative Council Meetings May 3, 2022, 10:15am to 2:15pm November 9, 2022, 10:15am to 2:15pm
RWTH FH Sports Day June 1, 2022
starting 2pm
Talk Lehre / "Teaching Talk" June 20, 2022 (not lecture-free)
1 to 6pm

Lecture-free Days
Summer Semester 2022 Winter Semester 2022/23
All Saints' Day November 1, 2022
Christmas Holidays December 27, 2022, to January 6, 2023
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

* as determined by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research NRW (decrees dated April 27, 2015, January 27, 2017, February 4, 2019 and April 13, 2022 - 412 and 232)