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 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 period12 July - 30 July 2021
20 September - 24 September 2021
Orientation Week29 March – 1 April 2020

Winter semester 2021/2022

Semester dates1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022
Lecture period11 October 2021 – 4 February 2022
Examination period7 February - 25 February 2022
21 March - 25 March 2022
Orientation Week4 October – 8 October 2021

Summer semester 2022

Semester dates1 April – 30 September 2022
Lecture period4 April - 15 July 2022
Examination period18 July - 5 August 2022
26 September - 30 September 2022
Orientation Week28 March – 1 April 2022