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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
Winter Semester 2017/2018 Summer Semester 2018
Start of Semester October 1, 2017 April 1, 2018
First Day of Lectures October 9, 2017 April 9, 2018
Last Day of Lectures February 2, 2018 July 20, 2018
End of Semester March 31, 2018 September 30, 2018

Deadlines
Winter Semester 2017/2018 Summer Semester 2018
Enrollment Deadline
Courses of Study with Open Admission Online August 1 to September 29, 2017 February 1 to March 9, 2018
Courses of Study with Open Admission in Person

August 28 to September 1, 2017

September 27 to 29, 2017

February 19 to March 9, 2017
RWTH Aachen Courses of Study with Restricted Admission

August 10 to 25, 2017

September 4 to 12, 2017

September 18 to 26, 2017

hochschulSTART Medicine and Dentistry Courses of Study with Restricted Admission

August 14 to 23, 2017

September 7 to 14, 2017

September 26 to 29, 2017

Re-enrollment Deadline
(including the deadline for semesters of leave and changes to degree programs)
June 12 to September 1, 2017 January 15 to March 1, 2018
Application Deadlines
for Small Cross-Registration September 11 to November 3, 2017 March 5 to April 20, 2018
for Auditors and Senior Citizen Students September 11 to October 20, 2017 March 19 to April 27, 2017

Dies
Winter Semester 2017/2018 Summer Semester 2018
Orientation Event
Student Representative Council Meetings
(10am-2pm)
November 9, 2017 May 2, 2018
RWTH FH Sports Day
(starts at 2pm)
June 6, 2018
Talk Lehre
(starts at 2pm)
June 6, 2018
Other Events
University Sports Show
Erstinfotag
Beratungstage
Welcome Week September 25 to 29, 2017

Lecture-free Days
Winter Semester 2017/2018 Summer Semester 2018
German Day of Unity October 3, 2017
Reformation Day October 31, 2017
All Saints' Day November 1, 2017
Christmas Holidays December 25, 2017, to January 5, 2018
Shrove Monday February 12, 2018
Good Friday March 30, 2018
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