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Dates and Deadlines for International Students

If you are an international student and did not gain your higher education entrance certificate in Germany (i.e. do not have a German Abitur), you will have to apply via the International Office. This is the case for both degree-seeking and exchange students. Due to the different application procedure, there are different application deadlines. Find the dates and deadlines for degree-seeking students here and those for prospective exchange students here.

This page provides you with general information about semester dates, teaching and non-teaching periods, as well as the application deadlines for students with an Abitur.

Winter semester 2020/2021

Semester
Semester 01/10/2020–31/03/2021
Freshers' Week 05/10/2020–10/10/2020
Teaching period (1. semester Human Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology (B.Sc.), Dentistry) 02/11/2020–30/01/2021
Teaching period (other semesters/courses/degrees) 12/10/2020–30/01/2021
Non-teaching days 21/12/2020–02/01/2021
Aptitude tests
Church Music (D) & Music (B.A.) 27/06/2020 or 05/10/2020      
Submission of portfolios (artistic degree courses) 01/06/2020      
Application windows
Subjects with locally restricted admissions and higher subject semesters  
1st subject semester (Psychology [B.sc.]) 01/07/2020–20/08/2020
1st subject semester (other subjects, incl. Master) 01/06/2020‒15/07/2020
Higher subject semesters 01/08/2020–15/09/2020
Junior doctors (Medicine) 01/08/2020–15/09/2020
Human Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry / 1st subject semester  
Candidates with admission to higher education received before 15/01/2020 01/07/2020–20/08/2020
Candidates with admission to higher education received after 15/01/2020 01/07/2020–20/08/2020
Registration for Entry/Supplementary Examination for employees
(examination in winter semester)
01/08/2020–01/10/2020
Lottery for study places
Locally restricted subjects 15/08/2020–15/09/2020
Human medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry 01/10/2020–15/10/2020
Enrolment
Degree courses with admission restrictions See letter of acceptance
Degree courses without admission restrictions  
Degree courses to be specified 03/08/2020–28/08/2020
if applicable extension of deadline from 07/09/2020
All other subjects/degree courses 03/08/2020–02/10 /2020
break: 29/08/2020–06/09/2020
Examination registration
Examination registration dd/12/2020–dd/12/2020
Extension of registration period (fees apply) dd/12/2020–dd/01/2021
Re-Registration
Re-Registration (following semester) 04/01/2021–05/02/2021
Extension of registration period (fees apply) 06/02/2021–26/02/2021

Summer semester 2021

Semester
Semester 01/04/2021–30/09/2021
Teaching period 05/04/2021–10/07/2021
Aptitude tests
Church Music (D) & Music (B.A.) dd/mm/2021      
Submission of portfolios (artistic degree courses) 01/12/2020      
Application windows
Subjects with locally restricted admissions and higher subject semesters  
1st subject semester (incl. Master) 01/12/2020–15/01/2021
Higher subject semesters 15/01/2021–15/02/2021
Junior doctors (Medicine) 15/01/2021–15/02/2021
Pharmacy / 1st subject semester 01/12/2020–15/01/2021
Admission/Supplementary Examination for employed people 01/02/2021–01/04/2021
Lottery for study places
Locally restricted subjects 15/02/2021–15/03/2021
Human medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry 15/03/2021–15/04/2021
Enrolment
Degree courses with admission restrictions See letter of acceptance
Degree courses without admission restrictions  
Degree courses to be specified 01/02/2021–26/02/2021
if applicable extension of deadline from 08/03/2021
All other subjects/degree courses 01/02/2021–26/03/2021
Examination registration
Examination registration dd/05/2021–dd/05/2021
Extension of registration period (fees apply) dd/05/2021–dd/06/2021
Re-Registration
Re-Registration (following semester) 12/07/2021–13/08/2021
Extension of registration period (fees apply) 14/08/2020–03/09/2021

Winter semester 2021/2022

Semester
Semester 01/10/2021–31/03/2022
Freshers' Week 04/10/2021–09/10/2021
Teaching period 11/10/2021–29/01/2022
Non-teaching days 20/12/2021–01/01/2022
Aptitude tests
Church Music (D) & Music (B.A.) 26/06/2021 or 04/10/2021      
Submission of portfolios (artistic degree courses) 01/06/2021      
Application windows
Subjects with locally restricted admissions and higher subject semesters  
1st subject semester (incl. Master) 10/05/2021‒15/07/2021
Higher subject semesters 01/08/2021–15/09/2021
Junior doctors (Medicine) 01/08/2021–15/09/2021
Human Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry / 1st subject semester  
Candidates with admission to higher education received before 15/01/2021 12/04/2021–31/05/2021
Candidates with admission to higher education received after 15/01/2021 31/05/2021–15/07/2021
Registration for Entry/Supplementary Examination for employees
(examination in winter semester)
01/08/2021–01/10/2021
Lottery for study places
Locally restricted subjects 01/09/2021–15/09/2021
Human medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry 01/10/2021–15/10/2021
Enrolment
Degree courses with admission restrictions See letter of acceptance
Degree courses without admission restrictions  
Degree courses to be specified 02/08/2021–27/08/2021
if applicable extension of deadline from 13/09/2021
All other subjects/degree courses 02/08/2021–01/10/2021
break: 28/08/2021–12/09/2021
Examination registration
Examination registration dd/mm/2021–dd/mm/2021
Extension of registration period (fees apply) dd/mm/2021–dd/mm/2022
Re-Registration
Re-Registration (following semester) 17/01/2022–11/02/2022
Extension of registration period (fees apply) 12/02/2022–04/03/2022

Summer semester 2022

Semester
Semester 01/04/2022–30/09/2022
Teaching period 04/04/2022–16/07/2022
Non-teaching days  
Project and excursion week 07/06/2022–11/06/2022
Aptitude tests
Church Music (D) & Music (B.A.) dd/mm/2022      
Submission of portfolios (artistic degree courses) 01/12/2021      
Application windows
Subjects with locally restricted admissions and higher subject semesters  
1st subject semester (incl. Master) 01/12/2021–15/01/2022
Higher subject semesters 01/01/2022–15/02/2022
Junior doctors (Medicine) 01/01/2022–15/02/2022
Pharmacy / 1st subject semester 01/12/2021–15/01/2022
Admission/Supplementary Examination for employed people 01/02/2022–01/04/2022
Lottery for study places
Locally restricted subjects 01/03/2022–15/03/2022
Human medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry 15/03/2022–31/03/2022
Enrolment
Degree courses with admission restrictions See letter of acceptance
Degree courses without admission restrictions  
Degree courses to be specified 31/01/2022–25/02/2022
if applicable extension of deadline from 07/03/2022
All other subjects/degree courses 31/01/2022–25/03/2022
break: 26/02/2022–06/03/2022
Examination registration
Examination registration dd/mm/2022–dd/mm/2022
Extension of registration period (fees apply) dd/mm/2022–dd/mm/2022
Re-Registration
Re-Registration (following semester) 11/07/2022–12/08/2022
Extension of registration period (fees apply) 13/08/2022–02/09/2022