The winter semester (WS) lasts from October 1 until March 31 of the following year. Lectures typically begin in the middle of October and end in the middle of February the following year. The lecture period of the winter semester is interrupted by the Christmas holidays.
The summer semester (SS) lasts from April 1 until September 30; lectures typically begin in the middle of April and end in the middle of July.
See important semester dates for more detailed information.