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 2018/2019

Semester dates1 October 2018 - 31 March 2019
Lecture period15 October 2018 - 1 February 2019
Examination period
4 February 2019 - 22 February 2019
25 March 2019 - 29 March 2019
Public holidays (no classes scheduled):
31 October 2018Reformation Day
21 November 2018Penance Day
22 December 2018 - 31 December 2018Christmas break
1 January 2019 - 4 January 2019Turn of the year

Re-registration

Re-registration period for the winter semester 2018/2019: 1 May – 31 August 2018

Application Deadlines

Application period for degree programmes (1. semester and higher semesters) for the summer semester 2019: 1 December – 15 January 2019

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

Summer Semester 2019

Semester dates1 April 2019 - 30 September 2019
Lecture Period8 April 2019 - 12 July 2019
Examination Period15 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
23 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
Introduction course for exchange students18 March 2019 - 5 April 2019
Public holidays (no classes scheduled):
19 April 2019 - 22 April 2019Easter
1 May 2019May Day
30 & 31 May 2019Ascension Day / Bridge Day
9 & 10 June 2019Pentecost

Re-registration

Re-registration for the summer semester 2019: 1 January – 28 February 2019

Application Deadlines

Application period for degree programmes (1. semester and higher semesters) for the winter semester 2019/20: 1 May – 15 July 2019 (DSH German course | Studienkolleg: 15 June 2019)

Application deadline for exchange studies during the winter semester 2019/2020: 15 June 2018