Academic Calendar

At Martin-Luther-Universität the academic year is divided into a winter and a summer semester, that is six months each. The time frame in which regular courses take place at the University comprises only about 4 months and is interrupted by holidays. During the last weeks of the academic year, there is a lecture/free time period students often call a semester break. But be sure there is still a lot to do, such as finishing all written assignments, completing internships and taking final exams. The student residences are open all year round.

 

Winter semester
(1.10.2016 - 31.3.2017)
German Unification Day*October 3, 2016
Orientation weekSctober 4 to October 7, 2016
First day of classesOctober 10, 2016
End of summertime
October 30, 2016 (3 am --> 2 am)
Reformation Day*October 31, 2016
Christmas breakDecember 19, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Christmas Day*December 25, 2016
Boxing day*December 26, 2016
New Year´s Day*January 1, 2017
Twelfth Day*January 6, 2017
Semester breakFebruary 5, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Beginning of summertime
(clocks are moved one hour ahead)
March 26, 2017 (2 am --> 3 am)
Summer semester 2017
(1.4.2017 - 30.9.2017)
Good FridayMarch 14, 2017
Easter MondayMarch 17, 2017
First day of classesApril 3, 2017
Labour DayMay 1, 2017
Ascension DayMay 25, 2017
Whit MondayJune, 5 2017
Semester breakJuly 16, 2017 - October 8, 2017

All dates marked with an asterisk* are holidays and university is closed.