Calendar

The Academic Year in Freiburg program begins in early September with a month-long orientation before the German academic year begins in October.

The winter semester at the university runs from mid-October to mid-February and includes a two-week break during the Christmas holiday.

After a two-month winter break, the summer semester begins in mid-April and runs for 12 to 13 weeks. There is a one-week break after Pentecost. The actual dates vary from year to year. You can find a program calendar with key dates below.

2021-22

Arrival in Freiburg September 1
Orientation week September 2-9
Intensive language course September 9-October 6
Academic advising September 10-23
WINTERSEMESTER 2021-2022
Wintersemester classes begin October 18
Holiday break December 23-January 6
Classes resume January 7
Wintersemester classes end February 11
Academic advising for Sommersemester February 14-18
Deadline for submitting all final papers February 25
Break between semesters February 12-April 24
SOMMERSEMESTER 2022
Sommersemester classes begin April 25
University break (Pentecost) June 4-12
Sommersemester classes end July 29
Deadline for submitting all final papers August 13
NB: A more detailed calendar that lists registration and other academic deadlines will be included in the program handbook and made available during orientation week. Adjustments may be made to account for Corona developments.

2022-23

Arrival in Freiburg September 1
Orientation week September 2-9
Intensive language course September 8-October 5
Academic advising September 12-23
WINTERSEMESTER 2022-2023
Wintersemester classes begin October 17
Holiday break December 22-January 6
Classes resume January 9
Wintersemester classes end February 10
Academic advising for Sommersemester February 13-17
Deadline for submitting all final papers February 24
Break between semesters February 11-April 16
SOMMERSEMESTER 2023
Sommersemester classes begin April 17
University break (Pentecost) May 27-June 4
Sommersemester classes end July 21
Deadline for submitting all final papers August 4
NB: A more detailed calendar that lists registration and other academic deadlines will be included in the program handbook and made available during orientation week.