Academic calendar

When do classes start, when does the semester end? Dates matter, also when studying at the University of Stuttgart.

 

On this page we list all important dates and deadlines during the fall and spring semesters.
For more detailed information on the application deadlines please see the Application deadlines web page.
The extact enrollment dates will be announced with the admission note. General deadlines can be found on the Enrollment web page.

General semester dates

Re-registration

Re-registration period for the following spring semester (SoSe): January 15 - February 15

Re-registration period for the following fall semester: July 15 - August  15

Leave of absence

An application for a leave of absence is normally due during the re-registration period. See the Leave of Absence page for more on this.

De-registration

As of the end of the fall semester: until March 15

As of the end of the spring semester: until September 15

Registration for examinations
  • For more details on the examinations administered by the Examination Office, see the Registrations Dates page and the Examination Dates page.
  • For any other examinations, please heed the notices on the pages of the individual institutes as well as the postings on their bulletin boards.

The lecture period of winter semester 2018/19

Semester starts

October 1, 2018

Classes start

October 15, 2018
Please keep in mind the introductory events of the different study programs (list available only in German) and of the Student Counseling Center at the start of your studies.

Classes end

February 09, 2019

Semester break/holidays
  • All Saints' Day: 1. November 2018
  • Year-end semester break 2018/19: Saturday, December 22, 2018 to Sunday, January 6, 2019 (inclusive of both dates)
Semester ends

March 31, 2019

The lecture period of summer semester 2019

Semester starts

April 1, 2019

Classes start

Monday, April 08, 2019
Please keep in mind the introductory events of the different study programs (available only in German) and of the Student Counseling Center at the start of your studies.

Classes end

July 20, 2019

Semester break / holidays

Semester break and holidays:

  • Easter break: Fr, April 19, 2019 - Mo, April 22, 2019
  • Labor Day: Wed, May 1, 2019
  • Ascencion Day: Th, May 30, 2019
  • Whitsun holidays (Pfingstferien): Mon, June 10, 2019 - Sa, June 15, 2019
  • Corpus Christi: Th, June 20, 2019
Semester ends

September 30, 2019

The lecture period of winter semester 2019/20

Semester starts

October 1, 2019

Classes start

October 14, 2019
Please keep in mind the introductory events of the different study programs (list available only in German) and of the Student Counseling Center at the start of your studies.

Classes end

February 08, 2020

Semester break/holidays
  • All Saints' Day: 1. November 2019
  • Year-end semester break 2019/20: Monday, December 23, 2019 to Monday, January 6, 2020 (inclusive of both dates)
Semester ends

March 31, 2020