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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 this two semester 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 In September In March
Orientation week One week before semester starts One week before semester starts
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
end-November,
then exam period

2. Block
start-December until
end-January,
then exam period

Retakes for both blocks
end March

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

2. Block
start-June 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