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 2019/2020

Semester dates1 October 2019 – 31 March 2020
Lecture period14 October 2019 – 31 January 2020
Examination period
3 February – 21 February 2020
23 March – 27 March 2020

Summer Semester 2020

Semester dates1 April – 30 September 2020
Lecture period6 April - 10 July 2020
Examination period

13 July - 31 July 2020
7 September - 25 September 2020 (extended)

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Semester dates1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021

Lecture period
(courses of Master programmes and the third and fifth semester Bachelor programmes)

12 October 2020 – 29 January 2021 

Lecture period
(courses of first semester Bachelor programmes)

26 October 2020 – 12 February 2021 
Examination period
(courses of Master programmes and the third and fifth semester Bachelor programmes)
1 February – 26 February 2021
Examination period
(courses of first semester Bachelor programmes)
15 February – 12 March 2021
Orientation Week5 October – 9 October 2020

Summer Semester 2021

Semester dates1 April – 30 September 2021
Lecture period6 April - 9 July 2021
Examination period
12 July - 30 July 2021
20 September - 24 September 2021
Orientation Week29 March – 1 April 2020