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 2018/19 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
  Winter Semester 2022/23 Summer Semester 2023
Start of Semester October 1, 2022 April 1, 2023
First Day of Lectures October 10, 2022* April 3, 2023*
Last Day of Lectures February 3, 2022* July 14, 2023*
End of Semester March 31, 2023 September 30, 2023

 

Deadlines
  Winter Semester 2022/23 Summer Semester 2023
Application and Enrollment Deadline see Application and Enrollment Deadlines
 
Re-enrollment Deadline
(including the deadline for semesters of leave)

July 1 to September 1, 2022

Please note: The start of the re-registration period has been postponed from June 13 to July 1, 2022.

January 9 to March 1, 2023
     
Application Deadlines    
for Small Cross-Registration September 5 to October 21, 2022 March 6 to April 21, 2023
for Auditors and Senior Citizen Students September 12 to November 11, 2022 March 13 to May 12, 2023

 

Dies
  Winter Semester 2022/23 Summer Semester 2023
Student Representative Council Meetings November 9, 2022, 10:15am to 2:15pm May 2, 2023, 10:15am to 2:15pm
RWTH FH Sports Day   June 14, 2023
Talk Lehre / "Teaching Talk"   June 14, 2023
from 2:15pm

 

Lecture-free Days
  Winter Semester 2022/23 Summer Semester 2023
All Saints' Day November 1, 2022  
Christmas Holidays December 27, 2022, to January 6, 2023  
Good Friday   April 7, 2023
Easter Monday   April 10, 2023
May Day   May 1, 2023
Ascension of Christ   May 18, 2023
Pentecost Week (Excursion week)   May 29 to June 2, 2023
Corpus Christi   June 8, 2023

* as determined by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research NRW (decrees of
27.04.2015, 27.01.2017 and 04.02.2019 - 412 and 232), compared to the original decree there is a
Shift of the lecture period of the winter semester 2022/23 by one week