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Semester Dates

Staff in the Registrar's Office will gladly help you with any questions about the dates and deadlines.

You can find the application deadlines for Bachelor and Master courses of study here.

Lecture Periods from Summer Semester 2016 to Winter Semester 2023/2024 at North-Rhine Westphalian Universities

Summer Semester 2016: April 11, 2016 to July 22, 2016

Winter Semester 2016/2017: October 17, 2016 to February 10, 2017

Summer Semester 2017: April 18 to July 28, 2017

Winter Semester 2017/2018: October 9, 2017 to February 2, 2018

Summer Semester 2018: April 9 to July 20, 2018

Winter Semester 2018/2019: October 8, 2018 to February 1, 2019

Summer Semester 2019: April 1 to July 12, 2019

Winter Semester 2019/2020: October 7, 2019 to January 31, 2020

Summer Semester 2020: April 6 to July 17, 2020

Winter Semester 2020/2021: October 5, 2020 to January 29, 2021

Summer Semester 2021: April 12 to July 23, 2021

Winter Semester 2021/2022: October 4, 2021 to January 28, 2022

Summer Semester 2022: April 4 to July 15, 2022

Winter Semester 2022/2023: October 4, 2022 to January 27, 2023

Summer Semester 2023: April 3 to July 4, 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024: October 9, 2023 to February 2, 2024

General Dates
Summer Semester 2018 Winter Semester 2018/2019
Start of Semester April 1, 2018

October 1, 2018

First Day of Lectures April 9, 2018 October 8, 2018
Last Day of Lectures July 20, 2018 February 1, 2019
End of Semester September 30, 2018 March 31, 2019

Deadlines
Summer Semester 2018 Winter Semester 2018/2019
Enrollment Deadline
Courses of Study with Open Admission Online February 1 to April 30, 2018 May 7 to October 31, 2018
Courses of Study with Open Admission in Person

February 19 to March 9, 2017

August 27 to 30, 2018

September 25 to 28, 2018

RWTH Aachen Courses of Study with Restricted Admission Deadline in the letter of admission Deadline in the letter of admission
hochschulSTART Medicine and Dentistry Courses of Study with Restricted Admission

Deadline in the letter of admission

Deadline in the letter of admission
Re-enrollment Deadline
(including the deadline for semesters of leave and changes to degree programs)
January 15 to March 1, 2018 June 11 to September 1, 2018
Application Deadlines
for Small Cross-Registration March 5 to April 20, 2018 September 10 to October 26, 2018
for Auditors and Senior Citizen Students March 19 to April 27, 2018 September 10 to November 15, 2018

Dies
Summer Semester 2018 Winter Semester 2018/2019
Orientation Event
Student Representative Council Meetings
(10am-2pm)
May 2, 2018 November 6, 2018
RWTH FH Sports Day
(starts at 2pm)
June 6, 2018
Talk Lehre / "Teaching Talk"
(starts at 2pm)
June 6, 2018
Other Events
University Sports Show
Erstinfotag
Advising Days
Welcome Week for International Students September 24 to 28, 2018

Lecture-free Days
Summer Semester 2018 Winter Semester 2018/2019
German Day of Unity
Reformation Day
All Saints' Day November 1, 2018
Christmas Holidays December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019
Shrove Monday
Good Friday
Easter Monday April 2, 2018
May Day May 1, 2018
Ascension of Christ May 10, 2018
Pentecost Week (Excursion week) May 21 to 25, 2018
Corpus Christi May 31, 2018