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Academic Calendar for International Exchange Students

Entrance of the law library

Entrance of the law library
Image Credit: Julia Oesterreich

Academic Year 2022/23

Winter Term 2022/23

formal duration: 1 October 2022 - 31 March 2023
national holiday: 3 October 2022
orientation days: 4 - 14 October 2022
lecture period: 17 October 2022 - 18 February 2023
academic holidays: 19 December 2022 - 2 January 2023
end of exams for English-taught courses: 20 February 2023
exam period for German-taught courses: 13 February - 10 March 2023
lecture-free period: 20 February - 31 March 2023
holiday: 8 March 2023

Summer term 2023

formal duration: 1 April - 30 September 2023
orientation days: 3 - 14 April 2023
lecture period: 17 April - 22 July 2023
holidays: 7 April, 10 April, 18 May, 29 May 2023
end of exams for English-taught courses: 24 July 2023
exam period for German-taught courses: 17 July - 11 August 2023
lecture-free period: 24 July - 30 September 2023

Incoming exchange students are expected to arrive in Berlin two weeks before the start of the lecture period. This corresponds to the beginning of the Orientation Days. After arrival considerable time must be devoted to administrative procedures.

At the end of the lecture period, students should make sure that they have enough time for exams. Please have a look at the web page "Exam Schedule" (on the bottom of this page under "Related Links") which provides more information on prospective exam dates.

Academic Year 2021/22

Winter Term 2021/22

formal duration: 1 October 2021 - 31 March 2022
national holiday: 3 October 2021
orientation days: 4 - 15 October 2021
lecture period: 18 October 2021 - 19 February 2022
academic holidays: 20 December 2021 - 1 January 2022
end of exams for English-taught courses: 21 February 2022
exam period for German-taught courses: 21 February - 11 March 2022
lecture-free period: 21 February - 31 March 2022
holiday: 8 March 2022

Summer term 2022

formal duration: 1 April - 30 September 2022
orientation days: 4 - 14 April 2022
lecture period: 19 April - 23 July 2022
holidays: 15 April, 18 April, 26 May, 6 June 2022
end of exams for English-taught courses: 25 July 2022
exam period for German-taught courses: 25 July - 12 August 2022
lecture-free period: 25 July - 30 September 2022