Dates & Deadlines

Nomination and Application Deadlines

Erasmus+ and SEMP Students

  Nomination Application
Fall Semester ("Wintersemester") and Full Academic Year
Exchange Period starting in September/October
1 - 30 April 1 - 15 May
Spring Semester ("Sommersemester")
Exchange Period starting in March/April
1 - 31 October 1 - 15 November

Exchange Students

Exchange Period starting in September/October
Semester 1 (Wintersemester)
March 31

Exchange Period starting in March/April
Semester 2 (Sommersemester)

September 30
Individual Periods
(See above for possible time slots)
At least 6 full months in advance

Free Mover

Free Mover
who do not need entry visa
Free Mover
who need entry visa
Exchange Period starting in October
Semester 1 (Wintersemester)
June 30April 30
Exchange Period starting in April
Semester 2 (Sommersemester)
December 31October 31
Individual Periods
(See above for possible time slots)
At least 3 full months in advanceAt least 5 full months
in advance

ERASMUS, SEMP and EXCHANGE students must first apply to their home institution and be selected in an official application procedure.

Selected students have to be nominated by the home institution online via our mobility-online portal.

Nominated students will receive an information by eMail with information about the application process via our mobility-online portal.

Free Mover find application information here.

Academic Calendar

Semester 2 (Summer Semester) Spring 2021

Arrival Days 3 March, 2021 - 11 March, 2021
Orientation Period 12 March, 2021 - 17 April, 2021
Late Arrivals 6 April, 2021 - 11 April, 2021
Beginning of Classes April 19, 2021
End of Classes July 31, 2021
Exam Period I July - August, 2021
Exam Period II September - October, 2021

Semester 1 (Winter Semester) Fall 2021/22

All dates tentative. Accepted students will receive a final programme in July.
Pre-Arrival Sessions (online) for students arriving in September ~ Last Week of August
Arrival Days September 2 - 5, 2021
Orientation Sessions (online) for students arriving in September and October September 6 - 9, 2021
Administrative Days September 8 - 10, 2021
Course "Intensive German Language & Culture (3 ECTS) September 13 - October 8, 2021
Pre-Arrival Sessions (online) for students arriving in October ~ Last Week of September
Late Arrivals  October 2 - 5, 2021
Administrative Days October 6 - 15, 2021
Beginning of Classes October 18, 2021
End of Classes February 19, 2022
Exam Period I February - March, 2022
Exam Period II March - April, 2022

Semester 2 (Summer Semester) Spring 2022

Arrival Days ~ First Week of March, 2022
Administrative Days t.b.d.
Orientation Period t.b.d.
Late Arrivals ~ First Week of April, 2022
Administrative Days t.b.d.
Beginning of Classes April 19, 2022
End of Classes July 23, 2022
Exam Period I July - August, 2022
Exam Period II September - October, 2022

Explanations

Arrival Days

It is not possible to move into your room before or after the designated "Arrival Days", because the International Office has to make a number of arrangements for a big group of students (obtaining keys for student residence rooms, appointing tutors, etc.). Students who arrive earlier have to stay at a hotel or at the youth hostel at their own expense.

Orientation Period

Students wishing to participate in the orientation period should make sure to arrive on time so as not to miss any sessions of the intensive German language course. They need to plan in at least three "administrative days" before the start of the orientation days (working days, not Saturday/Sunday!).

Late Arrivals

Students who do not participate in the orientation / intensive language course, may arrive late. It is not possible to move into your room before the designated "Arrival Days", because the International Office has to make a number of arrangements for a big group of students (obtaining keys for student residence rooms, appointing tutors, etc.) Students who arrive earlier have to stay at a hotel or at the youth hostel at their own expense.

Exam Period
  • Exam Period I: Last week during lecture period + the following three weeks after lecture period.
  • Exam Period II: 3 weeks before the beginning of the next semester lecture period + first week of next semester lecture period.

Sometimes, exams can also be scheduled on an individual basis.

Semester Periods

The academic year runs over two semesters:

  • Semester 1 (Winter Semester): October 1 - March 31
  • Semester 2 (Summer Semester): April 1 - September 30

The actual dates for orientation, lecture periods and exam periods vary from year to year!

Individual Periods

2 Months April - May May - June June - July July - August  
3 Months April - June May - July June - August July - September  
4 Months April - July May - August June - September    
5 Months April - August May - September      
6 Months April - September       October - March

 

 

Individual Periods

Clinical electives/hospital rotations or thesis/projects can be arranged outside the semester rhythm, as long as students choose one of the time slots offered (see table).