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 10
Wintersemester classes end February 11
Academic advising for Sommersemester February 14-25
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 – forthcoming

Arrival in Freiburg
Orientation week
Intensive language course
Academic advising
WINTERSEMESTER 2022-2023
Wintersemester classes begin
Holiday break
Classes resume
Wintersemester classes end
Academic advising for Sommersemester
Deadline for submitting all final papers
Break between semesters
SOMMERSEMESTER 2023
Sommersemester classes begin
University break (Pentecost)
Sommersemester classes end
Deadline for submitting all final papers
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.