RWTH Aachen Academic Calendar

 

The academic year in Germany is divided into winter and summer semesters. The semesters themselves are static:

Winter semester: 1 October to 31 March
Summer semester: 1 April to 30 September

The courses begin and end differently every year, but only for a few days.

Examples:

Winter semester 2019/2020: 7 October 2019 to 31 January 2020
Winter semester 2020/2021: 12 October 2020 to 5 February 2021
Winter semester 2021/2022: 4 October 2021 to 28 January 2022
Summer semester 2021: 12 April to 23 July 2021
Summer semester 2020: 6 April to 17 July 2020
Summer semester 2022: 4 April to 15 July 2022

The current dates and other important dates can be found here.

The examination period begins at the end of the lecture period and lasts about 4 weeks for the first examination date. The period for the repeat exams follows directly thereafter.