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.

The lecture period in the summer semester 2020 starts regularly on 20.04.2020 and is extended until 07 August 2020. This will also create options to reschedule courses or examinations that had to be cancelled due to the corona pandemic. If you have any questions regarding your courses or examination dates, please contact your school or faculty directly.

In the winter semester 2020/21, the lecture period starts on 02 November 2020, and will end on 12 February 2021 at TUM.

An exception applies to medicine. Here, the lecture period starts on 12 October 2020, and ends on 05 February 2021.

Semester Structure

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • Lecture period: 20.04.2020 - 07.08.2020
  • Lecture-free periods (semester break): 01.04.2020 - 19.04.2020 and 08.08.2020 - 30.09.2020

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

  • Lecture period: 02.11.2020 – 12.02.2021
  • Lecture-free period (semester break): 01.10.2020 – 01.11.2020 and 13.02.2021 – 31.03.2021

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

  • Lecture period: 12.04.2021 – 16.07.2021
  • Lecture-free period (semester break): 01.04.2021 – 11.04.2021 and 17.07.2021 – 30.09.2021

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

Periods and Deadlines

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

Please refer to the specific programs for information on application deadlines

  • for summer semester 2020: 15.11.2019 - 15.01.2020
  • for winter semester 2020/21: 15.05.2020 – 15.07.2020
  • for summer semester 2021: 15.11.2020 – 15.01.2021

Learn more about Studienkolleg

  • for winter semester 2019/20: 21.10.2019 - 25.10.2019
  • for summer semester 2020: 27.04.2020 - 04.05.2020
  • for winter semester 2020/21: 19.10.2020 – 30.10.2020
  • für summer semester 2021: 19.04.2021 – 23.04.2021

Learn more about auditing courses

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
  • for summer semester 2021: 15.09.2020 – 31.10.2020

  • for winter semester 2019/2020: until 14.10.2019
  • for summer semester 2020: until 20.04.2020
  • for winter semester 2020/21: until 02.11.2020
  • for summer semester 2021: until 12.04.2021

Learn more about requesting a leave of absence

  • for winter semester 2019/20: until 15.11.2019
  • for summer semester 2020: until 22.05.2020
  • for winter semester 2020/21: extended until 07. December 2020
  • for summer semester 2021: until 14.05.2021

Learn more about enrollment

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

Learn more about the semester fees

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

For winter semester 2020, the deadline for payment of the semester fees for first-time enrollment is extended until 15 October 2020.

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 daysafter you receive the letter of admission

Student Body General Meetings and Student General Meetings

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.

winter semester 2020/21:

  • Munich: 17.11.2020, 9.45 a.m. - 11.15 a.m.
  • Garching: 17.11.2020,  10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
  • Weihenstephan: 17.11.2020, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

summer semester 2021:

  • Munich: 28.04.2021, 9.45 a.m. - 11.15 a.m.
  • Garching: 28.04.2021, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
  • Weihenstephan: 28.04.2021, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.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.

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

winter semester 2020/2021:

  • Munich: 02.12.2020, 9.45 a.m.- 11.15 a.m., Audimax
  • Garching: 02.12.2020, 10.00 a.m.- 11.30 a.m., MW0001
  • Weihenstephan: 02.12.2020, 10.00 a.m.- 11.30 a.m., HS12

summer semester 2021:

  • Munich: 11.05.2021, 9.45 a.m.- 11.15 a.m., Audimax
  • Garching: 11.05.2021, 10.00 a.m.- 11.30 a.m., MW0001
  • Weihenstephan: 19.01.2021, 10.00 a.m.- 11.30 a.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

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: 05.12.2019, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The suspension of lectures on this day applies only to members of the university who participate in the central event. No examinations will be administered on this day. 

  • 1st Christmas Day: 25.12.2019

  • 2nd Christmas Day: 26.12.2019

  • Christmas Vacation: 24.12.2019 - 06.01.2020

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

  • New Year's Day: 01.01.2020

  • Twelfth Day: 06.01.2020

  • Easter Vacation: 09.04.2020 – 13.04.2020

  • Good Friday: 10.04.2020

  • Easter Monday: 13.04.2020

  • May Day: 01.05.2020

  • Ascension Day: 21.05.2020

  • Whitsun Vacation: 30.05.2020 – 02.06.2020

  • Whit Monday: 01.06.2020

  • Feast of Corpus Christi: 11.06.2020

  • Assumption Day: 15.08.2020

  • German Reunification Day: 03.10.2020

  • All Saints' Day: 01.11.2020

  • Dies Academicus: 03.12.2020. To enable all members of our TUM family to attend, no lectures will be held on this day.

  • 1st Christmas Day: 25.12.2020

  • 2nd Christmas Day: 26.12.2020

  • Christmas Vacation: 24.12.2020 - 06.01.2021

  • 2019:

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

    • Christmas Eve: 24.12.2019

    • New Year's Eve: 31.12.2019

  • 2020:

    • Shrove Tuesday: 25.02.2020 (from 12.00 p.m.)

    • Dies academicus: 03.12.2020 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.). To enable all members of our TUM family to attend the Dies academicus, they are exempt from duty.

    • Christmas Eve: 24.12.2019

    • New Year's Eve: 31.12.2019

  • 2021:

    • Shrove Tuesday: 16.02.2021 (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 specific 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 or during lecture-free periods, as necessary. For more information on specific examination periods, please contact your school or faculty. Lecture Periods from 2017-2021.