Important dates

If you are studying at our university, you should keep an eye on a few organisational things concerning your studies.

You can download the calendar for the current academic year 2023/2024 (PDF in German) here.

Please note: Different dates and deadlines apply to our degree courses in Dance and in cooperation with the Theaterakademie August Everding. Please visit the individual websites for further information:

Important dates at a glance

  • Winter semester 2023/24

    Official semester period
    1 October 2023 to 14 March 2024

    Teaching period
    16 October 2023 to 17 February 2024

    Opening ceremony
    16 October 2023, 11:00 AM (Großer Konzertsaal, Arcisstraße 12)

    Days off
    As a rule, there are no classes on weekends. In the winter semester, the following days are also free of lessons during the teaching period:

    • 1 November 2023 (All Saints’ Day)
    • 24 December 2023 to 6 January 2024 (Christmas holidays)
  • Summer semester 2024

    Official semester period
    15 March to 30 September 2024

    Teaching period
    8 April to 20 July 2024

    Days off
    As a rule, there are no classes on weekends. In the summer semester, the following days are also free of lessons during the teaching period:

    • Labour Day: 1 May 2024
    • Ascension Day: 9 May 2024
    • Whit Monday: 20 May 2024
    • Corpus Christi: 30 May 2024

    Examination period
    20 May to 20 July 2024
    Please note: Many examinations at our university also take place outside this examination period; that is two weeks before or two weeks after the end of the teaching period. However, the majority of public examination concerts take place during these two months.

    Entrance examination (presence examinations)
    15 – 24 June 2024

  • Winter semester 2024/25

    Official semester period
    1 October 2024 to 14 March 2025

    Teaching period
    14 October 2024 to 15 February 2025

    Opening ceremony
    14 October 2024, 11:00 AM (Großer Konzertsaal, Arcisstraße 12)

    Days off
    As a rule, there are no classes on weekends. In the winter semester, the following days are also free of lessons during the teaching period:

    • 1 November 2024 (All Saints’ Day)
    • 24 December 2024 to 6 January 2025 (Christmas holidays)
  • Summer semester 2025

    Official semester period
    15 March to 30 September 2025

    Teaching Period
    17 March to 12 July2025

    Days off
    As a rule, there are no classes on weekends. In the summer semester, the following days are also free of lessons during the teaching period:

    • Easter holidays: 14 to 26 April 2025
    • Labour Day: 1 May 2025
    • Ascension Day: 29 May 2025
    • Whit Monday: 9 June 2025
    • Corpus Christi: 19 June 2025

    Examination time
    To be announced.
    Please note: Many examinations at our university also take place outside this examination period. However, the majority of the public examination concerts take place during these two months.

    Entrance examination (presence examinations)
    To be announced.

  • Future Outlook: Academic year 2025/2026

    Winter semester 2025/26:
    Start of teaching period: 13 October 2025
    End of teaching period: 14 February 2026
    Christmas break: 24 December 2025 to 6 January 2026

    Summer semester 2026:
    Start of teaching period: 16 March 2026
    End of term: 11 July 2026
    Easter break: 30 March to 11 April 2026

  • Special dates for the Teacher Training courses

    Please note these special dates for Teacher Training courses:
    Special Dates Teacher Training courses 2023 (in German)

  • Application deadlines for scholarships (selection)

    Deutschlandstipendium (Germany Scholarship)
    1 July

    PROMOS Scholarship
    15 March, 15 October

    STIBET End-of-Study Scholarship
    15 March, 15 October

    General University Scholarship
    15 March, 15 October

    ERASMUS application
    15 December (for the following academic year)

    Please contact the International Office or Philipp Braunschweig (responsible for scholarships) for details.