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Academic Year

The academic year at the European University Viadrina is divided into two semesters, winter and summer. At the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics these two semesters are again divided in two blocks and exam periods after each block. The winter semester begins in October and lasts until the end of February. There is a two week break over Christmas and the New Year’s Holidays. The summer semester begins in early April and goes until the middle of July.

 winter semestersummer semester

Official duration of the semester
(Lecture and exam period is shorter)

01.10. – 31.03. 01.04. – 30.09.
Intensive German langauge course approx. one week befor the lecture period starts approx. one week before the lecture period starts
Orientation week One week before start of semester One week before start of semester
Lecture period

Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences &
Faculty of Law
Mid-October until mid-February, then exam period

Exact dates
Early April until mid-July, then exam period

Exact dates

Lecture period

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

1. Block
mid-October until
start-December
then exam period

2. Block
mid-December until
start-February,
then exam period

Retakes for both blocks
end March

1. Block
start-April until
mid-May,
then exam period

2. Block
end-May until mid-July,
then exam period

Retakes for both blocks
end September

hristmas holiday The week before Christmas – the week after New Years Eve See list of holidays below
Application Deadline for Foreign non degree seeking Applicants (exchange students) 15.07. 15.01.
Enrollment for foreign students 19.09. – 29.09. 20.03. – 30.03.
Period for re-registration - only for students staying one year 13.06. – 15.07. 09.01. – 10.02.

 

National Holidays (no classes)

New Year January 1st
Good Friday usually in April, Friday before Easter
Easter Sunday usually in April
Easter Monday usually in April, Monday after Easter
Bank Holiday May 1st
Whit Sunday usually end of May
Whit Monday usually end of May
Unity Day October 3rd
Reformation Day (Brandenburg) October 31st
Christmas Day December 25th
Boxing Day December 26th