Study semesters Start month* End month* Exam periods**
Winter semester October January January/ February
Summer semester March June June/ July
  • The above dates are official dates of the semesters for all students. The exact dates of each semester depend on public holidays and on the dates of the first and last day of a week respectively. Normally, courses are taught during 15 consecutive weeks of an appropriate semester. The 6th and 12th week are the scheduled term tests, while weeks 13 to 15 consist of preparations for the exam, project work etc.
  • For every interested student a more personalized programme may be organized if it meets the needs of both the international student and the university, depending on ongoing activities. For international students, a shorter period of stay can be organized, whereas the courses they attend can be held within the shortest period of time of two consecutive weeks (intensive course).