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Dates & Deadlines

Important notice

Some dates and deadlines have changed as a result of the Corona pandemic!
Last update: 14.07.2020

 

All Dates
until Wintersemester 2023/24 (in German)

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Summer semester 2020

Dates

Semester start 06.04.2020
Semester end 30.09.2020
Courses start 20.04.2020
Courses end 17.07.2020

Application Deadlines

Deadline for  

Study programs with admission restriction

01.12. - 15.01.
Admission free and restricted Master's programmes here (in German)
Applicants with foreign degrees 01.12. - 15.01.
Professionally qualified 01.07. - 01.10. of the previous year

Lottery

03.03. - 18.03.
Application for a higher semester  

Master of Arts/ Science

01.02. - 15.03.

Master of Education

01.12. - 15.01.

Application / Registration for University Change Students, Drop-outs (with admission restriction)

01.02. - 15.03.
Admissions for  

Occasional students, Cross-registered students
in admittance free courses

01.02. - 31.05.

Enrolment Deadlines

for admission free study programs

Enrolment for summer semester 01.02. - 31.05.

for courses of study with restricted admission, the respective enrolment period will be communicated to you separately by email in the notification of admission.


Re-Registration for the winter semester 2020/21 July/August 2020
Winter semester 2020/21

Dates

Semester start 01.10.2020
Semester end 31.03.2021
Courses start (for first semester students in the Bachelor's programme and in programmes with state or church examinations) 02.11.2020
Courses start (for already enrolled students) 26.10.2020
Courses end 12.02.2021
University closed between 23.12.2020 04.00 p.m. - 04.01.2021 06.00 a.m.
Christmas break (Courses) 2016-2023 (in German)

Application Deadlines

Deadline for  

Study programs with admission restriction

01.07. – 20.08.2020
Study programs with admission restriction via hochschulstart.de 01.07. – 20.08.2020
Admission free Master's programmes 01.06. – 30.09.2020

Restricted Master's programmes and Master of Education

external applicants for the Master of Education are requested to apply early. In case of an application towards the end of the deadline, it cannot be guaranteed that the notifications of admission will be received in time to allow the practical semester to begin in spring 2021

01.06. – 20.08.2020
Applicants with foreign degrees 01.06. – 31.07.2020
Professionally qualified 01.01. – 01.04. of the year
Lottery presumably 02.10. – 11.10.2020
Application for a higher semester  

Master of Arts/ Science

01.08. – 24.09.2020

Master of Education

01.06. – 20.08.2020

Application / Registration for University Change Students, Drop-outs (with admission restriction)

01.08. – 24.09.2020
Admission for  

Occasional students, Cross-registered students
in admittance free courses

01.08.2020 – 15.11.2020

Enrolment Deadlines

for admission free study programs

Enrolment for summer semester 01.02. – 15.05.
Enrolment for winter semester end of August – 15.11.2020

for courses of study with restricted admission, the respective enrolment period will be communicated to you separately by email in the notification of admission.


Re-registration for the summer semester 2021 ends on 26. Februar 2021
Summer semester 2021

Dates

Semester start 06.04.2021
Semester end 30.09.2021
Courses start 12.04.2021
Courses end 23.07.2021

Application Deadlines

Deadline for  

Study programs with admission restriction

01.12. - 15.01.
Admission free and restricted Master's programmes here (in German)
Applicants with foreign degrees 01.12. - 15.01.
Professionally qualified 01.07. - 01.10. of the previous year

Lottery

presumably 01.03. - 15.03.
Application for a higher semester  

Master of Arts/ Science

01.02. - 15.03.

Master of Education

01.12. - 15.01.

Application / Registration for University Change Students, Drop-outs (with admission restriction)

01.02. - 15.03.
Admissions for  

Occasional students, Cross-registered students
in admittance free courses

01.02. - 15.05.

Enrolment Deadlines

for admission free study programs

Enrolment for summer semester 01.02. - 15.05.

for courses of study with restricted admission, the respective enrolment period will be communicated to you separately by email in the notification of admission.


Frequently asked questions

Why was the start of the winter semester postponed if it is also to take place online?

The start of the winter semester lectures (for first semester students 2.11.2020 and for already enrolled students on 26.10.2020) has been postponed mainly because the application deadlines have been postponed due to the late Abitur examinations, or because it might not be possible to complete all study and examination papers in the regular way, e.g. to change to the Master's programme.

Will the deadlines for enrolment and transfer to free-admission programmes and for applying for the transcript of records also be postponed?

So far, there are no plans to postpone the enrolment deadline. However, it is quite generous compared to other universities. The general deadline for the winter semester 2020/21 is 15.11.2020. However, please note the (acceptance) deadlines that are stated in the notices of admission in subjects with restricted admission. It has not yet been decided whether there will be another extension of the enrolment deadline for the winter semester. We will have to wait and see how things develop.


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