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 periods of the academic year, winter semester 2017/18

Semester starts

October 1, 2017

Classes start

October 16, 2017
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 10, 2018

Semester break/holidays
  • Break and holidays: 
    Reformation Day: 31. October 2017, All Saints' Day: 1. November 2017
    Year-end semester break 2017/18: Saturday, December 23, 2017 to Saturday, January 6, 2018 (inclusive of both dates)
Semester ends

March 31, 2018

The lecture periods of the summer semester 2018

Semester starts

April 1, 2018

Classes start

Monday, April 09, 2018
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 21, 2018

Semester break/holidays

Break and holidays: 
Easter break: Friday, March 30, 2018 - Monday, April 02, 2018 (inclusive of both dates)
May Day: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, Ascencion Day: Thursday, May 10, 2018,
Pfingstferien: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Saturday, May 26, 2018
Corpus Christi: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Semester ends

September 30, 2018

Preview of upcoming semesters

Semester

WS 2018/19
  • Classes from:
    Monday, October 15, 2018 to Saturday, February 09, 2019
  • Semester break and 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)
Upcoming Semesters until SS 2022 Semester preview [de]