Academic Year, Semester Duration, Lecture Period

Academic Year 2012/1301.10.201230.09.2013
Semester Duration01.10.201231.03.2012
Lecture Period WS 2012/1315.10.201209.02.2013


Enrollment period for guest students22.10.201226.10.2012
Application for leaves of absence must be submitted by15.10.2012
Withdrawal (5-week period)16.11.2012
Application period for summer semester 2013 (Bachelor’s programs, for students in upper-division semesters only)15.11.201215.01.2013
Application deadline for summer semester 2013 (Master’s programs)
NB: Dates may vary for some programs!
Re-registration deadline for summer semester 201315.02.2013

Lecture-Free Days/Holidays

German Reunification Day03.10.2012
All Saints‘ Day01.11.2012
Dies Academicus06.12.2012
Christmas Vacation23.12.2012-06.01.2013
1st Christmas Day25.12.2012
2nd Christmas Day26.12.2012
New Year’s Day01.01.2013
Three Kings’ Day


Good Day29.03.2013

Off Duty Days

Christmas Eve24.12.2012
New Years Eve31.12.2012
Shrove Tuesday (from 12:00 pm)12.02.2013