The university year begins in September and finishes at the end of July.
The first (winter/fall) semester runs from the end of September to the end of January and the second (summer/spring) semester runs from the beginning of March to the beginning of July. Each semester has a total of about 15 weeks of teaching plus 2 weeks of exams.
International students may be expected to attend short intensive German courses between the semesters. For more details talk to the German co-ordinator.
The academic year includes breaks at Christmas and Easter.
Public holidays in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
- New Year's Day (1 January)
- Epiphany (6 January)
- May Day/Labor Day (1 May)
- Whit Monday
- Corpus Christi
- National Day (3 October)
- All Saints Day (1 November)
- Christmas (25/26 December)