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Semester dates

Important semester dates

Semester and lecture periods

Summer semester 2021 Winter semester 2020/21
Semester duration 1 April 2021 – 30 September 2021 1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021
Lecture period 12 April 2021 – 16 July 2021 2 November – 12 February 2021*
  • no lectures on
24 December 2020 – 6 January 2021
  • public holidays (no lectures)
  • 1 May 2021 (Tag der Arbeit)
  • 13 May 2021 (Christi Himmelfahrt)
  • 24 May 2021 (Pfingstmontag)
  • 3 June 2021 (Fronleichnam)
  • 3 October 2020 (Tag der Deutschen Einheit)
  • 1 November 2020 (Allerheiligen)

* The regular lecture period for winter semester 2020/2021 for all degree programmes at FAU will start on 2 November 2020. This is with the exception of degree programmes in medicine/dentistry for students in their 2nd semester and above, which will start again on 12 October 2020. First year students in these degree programmes will start like everyone else on 2 November 2020. Due to the close connections with State Examination degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Medicine, FAU made a request to the State Ministry of Science and the Arts that the lecture period for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in Molecular Medicine should also start on 12 October 2020 for students in the 3rd semester and above. This applies in particular to lectures and seminars for the 3rd and 5th semester for the Bachelor’s degree programme and lectures and seminars for the 3rd semester in the Master’s degree programme.

Future lecture periods

Re-registration

In January and June, all students receive an e-mail from the Student Records Office to their FAU e-mail address with information on the re-registration process and paying the semester fee. The fee must be paid by bank transfer within the deadlines for re-registration at the University, as otherwise you risk being de-registered. Further information on re-registration, semester fee and deadlines are available on our website.

Future lecture periods

Winter semester 2021/22 18 October 2021 – 11 February 2022
Summer semester 2022 25 April 2022 – 29 July 2022
Winter semester 2022/23 17 October 2022 – 10 February 2023