University Term Dates
The German academic year is generally divided into a winter and a summer semester. A semester is a period of six months. However, this includes semester breaks (“Semesterferien”), so the actual term time during which lectures and seminars are held (“Vorlesungszeit”) is shorter. During semester breaks there may be examinations, intensive courses or internships. You can usually also find time to go on holiday or find a student job, though.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the term dates are subject to change. Please check the websites of the individual universities for further information.
Term Dates at Bavarian Universities:
|25th April - 29th July 2022||summer semester of 2022|
|17th October 2022 - 10th February 2023||winter semester of 2022/23|
|17th April - 21st July 2023||summer semester of 2023|
|16th October 2023 - 9th February 2024||winter semester of 2023/24|
|15th April - 19th July 2024||summer semester of 2024|
|14th October 2024 - 7th February 2025||winter semester of 2024/25|
Term Dates at Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences:
|15th March - 8th July 2022||summer semester of 2022|
|4th October 2022 - 25th January 2023||winter semester of 2022/23|
|15th March - 7th July 2023||summer semester of 2023|
|2th October 2023 - 25th January 2024||winter semester of 2023/24|
|18th March - 10th July 2024||summer semester of 2024|
|1st October 2024 - 24th January 2025||winter semester of 2024/25|
Term Dates at Bavarian Universities of Arts
The Bavarian universities of arts (Kunsthochschulen) adhere to their own academic calendars. You can find out the exact dates by contacting the relevant university directly.