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Important: before the official period of lectures starts, the International Office offers to all International Students a free Welcome Program including a German Language Course, for more details see: Orientation weeks.

The official duration of the winter semester at LUE is from the 1st of October until the 31st of March of the following year; the duration of the summer semester 1st of April until 30th of September.

The actual lecture periods, i.e. the times when lectures take place is shorter and varies from year to year. The winter semester usually begins mid-October and ends the beginning of February with a Christrmas break in between.

After a short spring break lectures for the summer semester begin about mid-April (depending on when Easter is) and end about the final week of July. In the Whitsun week there is a half-term break when students can go on field trips.

The study period of exchange students is identical with the lecture period. During this time they have compulsory attendance of classes.


Summer semester (spring) 2021

Not guaranteed! Due to Corona/COVID-19, there might be sudden changes at any time!

Official and mandatory days for moving in / arrival:

April 1st, 2021 (Thursday before Easter)


April  6th, 2021 (Tuesday after Easter)


Mandatory Orientation week for international students:  April 2nd - 11th, 2021 


Period of lectures (including period of exams):  12.04.2021 - 06.08.2021

Period of exams:                                                 26.07.2021 - 06.08.2021


Easter (Public holiday):                                       02., 05. + 06.04.2021

Field excursion week (no lectures!):                    24.05. - 28.05.2021

administrative duration of semester:                  01.04. - 30.09.2021

Winter semester (fall) 2021-22

Official day for moving in/arrival:  October 1st 2021 (Friday)

Welcome program International Office (Mandatory!):  October 1st - 13th, 2021 



As already mentioned, exchange students have the opportunity to participate in an orientation course that starts before the beginning of the period of lectures. Important: Don't mix up this special orientation weeks only for new international students with the official orientation week for all the students which is the first week of every semester where everybody can enrol for seminars, contact the lecturers and so on. 





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