The Academic Year and the Institutional Data
The academic year in Germany is divided into two semesters:
- the winter semester (WiSe) from the 1st of October til the 31st of March
- and the summer semester (SoSe) from the 1st of April til the 30th of September.
In the winter semester the lecture period last from the middle of Octover til the middle of February and lasts for 14 weeks. In the summer semester the lecture period lasts from the middle of April til the end of July and lasts for 14 weeks as well.
In general, exams (written and oral) take place in the last two weeks of the lecture period. The exact exam dates will be decided on in your courses.
There will be no courses from the end on July til the end of October and from the middle of February til the middle of April- it's called: semester break. During the semester break you will have time to write your papers. You will get all the information about deadlines and formalities from your professors.
For more information about the University of Vechta click here (pdf).