Dates and Deadlines

On this page you will find all relevant information about dates and deadlines at TUM: semester structure, semester breaks, important deadlines and more.

Semester Structure

Winter semester 2018/19: 01.10.2018 - 31.03.2019

  • Lecture period: 15.10.2018 - 09.02.2019
  • Lecture-free periods (semester break): 01.10.2018 - 14.10.2018 and 10.02.2019 - 31.03.2019

Summer semester 2019: 01.04.2019 - 30.09.2019

  • Lecture period: 23.04.2019 - 27.07.2019
  • Lecture-free periods (semester break): 01.04.2019 - 22.04.2019 and 28.07.2019 - 30.09.2019

Winter semester 2019/20: 01.10.2019 - 31.03.2020

  • Lecture period: 14.10.2019 - 07.02.2020
  • Lecture-free periods (semester break): 01.10.2019 - 13.10.2019 and 08.02.2020 - 31.03.2020

Summer semester 2020: 01.04.2020 - 30.09.2020

  • Lecture period: 20.04.2020 - 24.07.2020
  • Lecture-free periods (semester break): 01.04.2020 - 19.04.2020 und 25.07.2020 - 30.09.2020

Periods and Deadlines

Application for Bachelor's

Please refer to the specific programs for information on application deadlines.

Application for Master's

Please refer to the specific programs for information on application deadlines

Application for Studienkolleg (preparatory study)

  • for winter semester 2018/2019: 15.05.2018 – 15.07.2018
  • for summer semester 2019: 15.11.2018 – 15.01.2019
  • for winter semester 2019/2020: 15.05.2019 – 15.07.2019
  • for summer semester 2020: 15.11.2019 - 15.01.2020

Learn more about Studienkolleg

Enrollment as Auditor

  • for winter semester 2018/2019: 22.10.2018 – 26.10.2018
  • for summer semester 2019: 29.04.2019 – 03.05.2019
  • for winter semester 2019/20: 21.10.2019 - 25.10.2019
  • for summer semester 2020: 27.04.2020 - 04.05.2020

Learn more about auditing courses

Application for exchange students (Incoming, e.g. Erasmus or TUMExchange)

These deadlines apply to students who wish to spend up to 3 semesters at TUM as an exchange student from another university. Learn more about exchange programs

  • for winter semester 2018/2019: 15.03.2018 – 15.05.2018
  • for summer semester 2019: 15.09.2018 – 31.10.2018
  • for winter semester 2019/2020: 15.03.2019 – 15.05.2019
  • for summer semester 2020: 15.09.2019 – 31.10.2019
  • for winter semester 2020/2021: 15.03.2020 - 15.05.2020

Leave of Absence

  • for winter semester 2018/2019: until 15.10.2018
  • for summer semester 2019: until 23.04.2019
  • for winter semester 2019/2020: until 14.10.2019
  • for summer semester 2020: until 20.04.2020

Learn more about requesting a leave of absence

Enrollment

  • for winter semester 2018/2019: until 16.11.2018
  • for summer semester 2019: until 24.05.2019
  • for winter semester 2019/20: until 15.11.2019
  • for summer semester 2020: until 22.05.2020

Learn more about enrollment

Payment of fees for continued enrollment

  • for summer semester: until 15.02.
  • for winter semester: until 15.08.

Learn more about the semester fees

Payment of fees for first-time enrollment

  • for summer semester: until 15.03.
  • for winter semester: until 15.09.

Learn more about semester fees

Please note: If you apply for a degree program with restricted admission (NC) via the Dialogue-Oriented Service Procedure, the payment of the semester fee has to be completed within 14 days after you receive the letter of admission

Student Body General Meetings and Student General Meetings

Student Body General Meetings (Fachschaftsvollversammlungen)

winter semester 2018/2019:

  • Munich: 31.10.2018, 9.45 a.m. - 11.15 a.m.
  • Garching: 31.10.2018, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
  • Weihenstephan: 31.10.2018, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

summer semester 2019:

  • Munich: 08.05.2019, 9.45 a.m. - 11.15 a.m.
  • Garching: 08.05.2019, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
  • Weihenstephan: 08.05.2019, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

winter semester 2019/2020:

  • Munich: 30.10.2019, 9.45 a.m. - 11.15 a.m.
  • Garching: 30.10.2019, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
  • Weihenstephan: 30.10.2019 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

summer semester 2020:

  • Munich: 06.05.2020, 9.45 a.m. - 11.15 a.m.
  • Garching: 06.05.2020, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.
  • Weihenstephan: 06.05.2020, 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.

The locations will be announced by the student bodies. To enable all students to attend these meetings, no lectures or examinations will be held during the general meetings.

Student General Meetings (Studentische Vollversammlungen)

winter semester 2018/2019:

  • Munich: 13.11.2018, 9.45 a.m.- 11.15 a.m., Audimax
  • Garching: 13.11.2018, 10.00 a.m.- 12.00 p.m., MW0001
  • Weihenstephan: 13.11.2018, 10.00 a.m.- 12.00 p.m., HS12

summer semester 2019:

  • Munich: 21.05.2019, 9.45 a.m.- 11.15 a.m., Audimax
  • Garching: 21.05.2019, 10.00 a.m.- 12.00 p.m., MW0001
  • Weihenstephan: 21.05.2019, 10.00 a.m.- 12.00 p.m., HS12

winter semester 2019/2020:

  • Munich: 12.11.2019, 9.45 a.m.- 11.15 a.m., Audimax
  • Garching: 12.11.2019, 10.00 a.m.- 12.00 p.m., MW0001
  • Weihenstephan: 12.11.2019 10.00 a.m.- 12.00 p.m., HS12

summer semester 2020:

  • Munich: 19.05.2020, 9.45 a.m.- 11.15 a.m., Audimax
  • Garching: 19.05.2020, 10.00 a.m.- 12.00 p.m., MW0001
  • Weihenstephan: 19.05.2020, 10.00 a.m.- 12.00 p.m., HS12

To enable all students to attend these meetings, no lectures or examinations will be held during the general meetings.

Lecture-free days and holidays

Lecture-free days and holidays in 2018

Please note: Examinations may also be administered on lecture-free days or during the holidays.

  • New Year's Day: 01.01.2018
  • Twelfth Day: 06.01.2018
  • Easter Vacation: 29.03.2018 – 03.04.2018
  • Good Friday: 30.03.2018
  • Easter Monday: 02.04.2018
  • May Day: 01.05.2018
  • Ascension Day: 10.05.2018
  • Whitsun Vacation: 19.05.2018 – 22.05.2018
  • Whit Monday: 21.05.2018
  • Feast of Corpus Christi: 31.05.2018
  • Assumption day: 15.08.2018
  • German Reunification Day: 03.10.2018
  • All Saint's Day: 01.11.2018
  • Dies Academicus: 06.12.2018, 10 - 13 Uhr. The option to suspend lectures is based on the expecation that all members of TUM may attend the central festivities. No examinations will be administered on this day.
  • 1st Christmas Day: 25.12.2018
  • 2nd Christmas Day: 26.12.2018
  • Christmas Vacation: 24.12.2018 - 06.01.2019

Lecture-free days and holidays in 2019

Please note: Examinations may also be administered on lecture-free days or during the holidays.

  • New Year's Day: 01.01.2019

  • Twelfth Day: 06.01.2019

  • Easter Vacation: 18.04.2019 – 22.04.2019

  • Good Friday: 19.04.2019

  • Easter Monday: 22.04.2019

  • May Day: 01.05.2019

  • Ascension Day: 30.05.2019

  • Whitsun Vacation: 08.06.2019 – 11.06.2019

  • Whit Monday: 10.06.2019

  • Feast of Corpus Christi: 20.06.2019

  • Assumption Day: 15.08.2019

  • German Reunification Day: 03.10.2019

  • All Saints' Day: 01.11.2019

  • Dies Academicus: to be determined

  • 1st Christmas Day: 25.12.2019

  • 2nd Christmas Day: 26.12.2019

  • Christmas Vacation: 24.12.2019 - 06.01.2020

For staff members: off-duty days

  • 2018:

    • Shrove Tuesday: 13.02.2018 (from 12.00 p.m.)

    • Christmas Eve: 24.12.2018

    • New Year's Eve: 31.12.2019

  • 2019:

    • Shrove Tuesday: 05.03.2019 (from 12.00 p.m.)

    • Christmas Eve: 24.12.2019

    • New Year's Eve: 31.12.2019

Key Words

Please note: The dates provided here are not official. For the official dates and deadlines of the respective academic year please consult the circular of the specifc year.

  • Academic Year
    The academic year begins on October 1st of a given year and ends on September 30th of the following year.
  • Semester
    The winter semester begins on October 1st and ends on March 31st. The summer semester begins on April 1st and ends on September 30th.
  • Lecture Period
    The lecture period falls within the semester. In the winter semester lectures take place from approximately mid-October to mid-February, in the summer semester from mid-April to mid-July. Courses and examinations may take place on Saturday, as necessary. For more information, see Lecture Periods from 2017-2021.

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