The calendar for each academic year is defined in the Rector's Provision, stipulating the start dates of semesters, the University holiday schedule, and the end date of the academic year. The calendar also indicates the period during which students can enrol for course units provided by their faculty and other University faculties.
Studies are divided into two semesters (winter and summer) or into blocks. Each semester, year or block consists of teaching periods, examination periods and vacations. The academic year is 12 calendar months long. The fall semester starts at the end of September and summer semester starts in the middle of February. The number of teaching weeks and the length of the examination period are determined by the dean of the respective faculty.
Schedule of the Academic Year 2016/17
October 1, 2016 the commencement of the academic year and the winter semester of the academic year 2016/2017
December 23, 2016 – January 2, 2017 Christmas vacations
February 20, 2017 the commencement of the summer semester of the academic year 2016/2017
July 1,2017 – August 31, 2017 summer vacations
September 30, 2017 the end of the academic year 2016/2017