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Academic Year

The academic year at the European University Viadrina is divided into two semesters, winter and summer. 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 semester summer semester
Duration of the semester 01.10. – 31.03. 01.04. – 30.09.
Lectures Typical duration: mid-October until mid-February, then exam period Typical duration: early April until mid-July, then exam period
Orientation week One week before start of semester One week before start of semester
Christmas 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 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