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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.

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

Winter semester 2022/2023

Semester
Semester 01/10/2022–31/03/2023
Freshers' Week 10/10/2022–15/10/2022
Teaching period 17/10/2022–04/02/2023
Non-teaching days 19/12/2022–31/12/2022
Aptitude tests
Sacred Music (D) & Music (B.A.) 25/06/2022 or 10/10/2022      
Submission of portfolios (artistic degree courses) 01/06/2022      
Application windows
Subjects with locally restricted admissions and higher subject semesters  
1st subject semester (incl. Master) 09/05/2022‒15/07/2022
Higher subject semesters 01/08/2022–15/09/2022
Junior doctors (Medicine) 01/08/2022–15/09/2022
Human Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry / 1st subject semester  
Candidates with admission to higher education received before 15/01/2022 11/04/2022–31/05/2022
Candidates with admission to higher education received after 15/01/2022 30/05/2022–15/07/2022
Registration for Entry/Supplementary Examination for employees
(examination in winter semester)
01/08/2022–01/10/2022
Lottery for study places
Locally restricted subjects 01/09/2022–15/09/2022
Human medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry 01/10/2022–15/10/2022
Enrolment
Degree courses with admission restrictions See letter of acceptance
Degree courses without admission restrictions  
Degree courses to be specified 01/08/2022–26/08/2022
if applicable extension of deadline from 12/09/2022
All other subjects/degree courses 01/08/2022–30/09/2022
break: 27/08/2022–11/09/2022
Examination registration
Examination registration dd/mm/2022–dd/mm/2022
Extension of registration period (fees apply) dd/mm/2022–dd/mm/2023
Re-Registration
Re-Registration (following semester) 16/01/2023–10/02/2023
Extension of registration period (fees apply) 11/02/2023–03/03/2023

Summer semester 2023

Semester
Semester 01/04/2023–30/09/2023
Teaching period 11/04/2023–22/07/2023
Non teaching days  
Project and excursion week 30/05/2023–03/06/2023
Aptitude tests
Church Music (D) & Music (B.A.) Individual appointment possible      
Submission of portfolios (artistic degree courses) No submission of portfolios for the summer semester      
Application windows
Locally restricted subjects and higher subject semesters  
1st subject semester (incl. Master) 01/12/2022–15/01/2023
Higher subject semesters 01/01/2023–15/02/2023
Junior doctors (Medicine) 01/01/2023–15/02/2023
Pharmacy / 1st subject semester 01/12/2022–15/01/2023
Admission/Supplementary Examination for employed people 01/02/2023–01/04/2023
Lottery for study places
Locally restricted subjects 01/03/2023–15/03/2023
Human medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry 15/03/2023–31/03/2023
Enrolment
Degree courses with admission restrictions See letter of acceptance
Degree courses without admission restrictions  
Degree courses to be specified 30/01/2023–24/02/2023
if applicable prolongation of deadline from 06/03/2023
All other free subjects/degree courses 30/01/2023–24/03/2023
break: 25/02/2023–06/03/2023
Examination registration
Examination registration dd/mm/2023–dd/mm/2023
Extension of registration period (fees apply) dd/mm/2023–dd/mm/2023
Re-Registration
Re-Registration (following semester) 10/07/2023–11/08/2023
Extension of registration period (fees apply) 12/08/2023–01/09/2023