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Semester Dates

Staff in the Registrar's Office will gladly help you with any questions about the dates and deadlines.

You can find the application deadlines for Bachelor and Master courses of study here.

Lecture Periods from Summer Semester 2018 to Winter Semester 2023/2024 at North-Rhine Westphalian Universities

Summer Semester 2018: April 9 to July 20, 2018

Winter Semester 2018/2019: October 8, 2018 to February 1, 2019

Summer Semester 2019: April 1 to July 12, 2019

Winter Semester 2019/2020: October 7, 2019 to January 31, 2020

Summer Semester 2020: April 6 to July 17, 2020

Winter Semester 2020/2021: October 5, 2020 to January 29, 2021

Summer Semester 2021: April 12 to July 23, 2021

Winter Semester 2021/2022: October 4, 2021 to January 28, 2022

Summer Semester 2022: April 4 to July 15, 2022

Winter Semester 2022/2023: October 4, 2022 to January 27, 2023

Summer Semester 2023: April 3 to July 4, 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024: October 9, 2023 to February 2, 2024

General Dates
Winter Semester 2018/2019 Summer Semester 2019
Start of Semester October 1, 2018 April 1, 2019
First Day of Semester October 8, 2018 April 1, 2019
Last Day of Semester February 1, 2019 July 12, 2019
End of Semester March 31, 2019 September 30, 2019
Deadlines
Winter Semester 2018/2019 Summer Semester 2019
Enrollment Dates
Courses of Study with Open Admission Online June 12 to October 31, 2018 December 3, 2018 to April 30, 2019
Courses of Study with Open Admission in Person

August 27 to 30, 2018

September 25 to 28, 2018

February 18 to March 8, 2019
RWTH Aachen Courses of Study with Restricted Admission Deadline provided in the letter of admission
hochschulSTART Courses of Study with Restricted Admission , Part 1 August 14 to 23, 2018
hochschulSTART Courses of Study with Restricted Admission , Part 2 September 7 to 14, 2018
hochschulSTART Courses of Study with Restricted Admission , Part 3 September 26 to October 1, 2018
Re-enrollment Deadline
(including the deadline for semesters of leave and changes to degree programs)
June 11 to September 1, 2018 January 14 to March 1, 2019
BlueCard Issuance October 1 to 12, 2018
Application Deadlines
for Dual Enrolled Students September 10 to October 26, 2018 March 4 to April 18, 2019
for Auditors and Senior Citizen Students September 10 to November 15, 2018 March 18 to May 15, 2019
Dies
Winter Semester 2018/2019 Summer Semester 2019
Orientation Event

October 1, 2018

Student Representative Council Meetings
(10am to 2pm)
November 6, 2018 May 7, 2019
RWTH FH Sports Day June 4, 2019

Talk Lehre

September 4, 2019
Other Events
University Sports Show February 5, 2019

Academic Professions Day

March 21, 2019
Advising Day for School Students January 21, 2019
Welcome Week September 24 to 28, 2018
Lecture-free Days
Winter Semester 2018/2019 Summer Semester 2019
All Saints' Day November 1, 2018
Christmas Holidays December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019
Shrove Monday

Good Friday

April 19, 2019

Easter Monday April 22, 2019
May Day May 1, 2019
Ascension of Christ May 30, 2019
Pentecost Week (Excursion week) June 10 to 14, 2019
Corpus Christi June 20, 2019