Academic Calendar

At HTWK Leipzig, the academic year is divided into two semesters:

Winter semester (WS): 1 October – 31 March

Summer semester (SS): 1 April – 30 September

Each semester includes 14 weeks of lectures and seminars (Vorlesungszeit), a four week examination period and time for independent work (Semesterpause).

Winter Semester 2017/2018

Semester dates1 October 2017 - 31 March 2018
Lecture period9 October 2017 - 26 January 2018
Examination period 30 January 2017 - 18 February 2018
20 March 2018 - 25 March 2018
Introduction course for exchange student 18 September 2016 – 6 October 2017
Public holidays (no classes scheduled):
30 & 31 October 2017Bridge Day / Reformation Day
22 November 2017Penance Day
20 December 2017 - 31 December 2017Christmas break
1 & 2 January 2018Turn of the year

Re-registration

Re-registration period for the winter semester 2017/2018: 1 May – 31 August 2017

Application Deadlines

Application period for master’s degree programmes (1. semester and higher semesters) for the summer semester 2018: 15 January 2018 (DSH German course | Studienkolleg: 15 December 2017)

Application deadline for non-degree studies during the summer semester 2018: 15 December 2017

Summer Semester 2018

Semester dates 1 April 2018 - 30 September 2018
Lecture period 2 April 2018 - 6 July 2018
Examination period09 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
24 September 2018 - 28 September 2018
Introduction course for exchange students

12 March 2018 - 30 March 2018

Public holidays (no classes scheduled):
30 March 2018 - 02 April 2018Easter
30 April 2018 & 1 May 2018Bridge Day / May Day
10 & 11 May 2018 - 26 May 2018Ascension Day / long weekend
20 & 21 June 2018Pentecost

Re-registration

Re-registration for the summer semester 2018: 1 January – 28 February 2018

Application Deadlines

Application period for degree studies (1. semester and higher semesters) for the winter semester 2018/2019: 1 May – 15 July 2018 (DSH German course | Studienkolleg: 15 June 2018)

Application deadline for exchange studies during the winter semester 2018/2019: 15 June 2018