Semester Dates and Deadlines Semester Dates

The academic year lasts from August 1 to July 31 of the following year. It is divided into two semesters.

  • Fall semester: August 1 through January 31
  • Spring semester: February 1 through July 31

Information

Lecture times for all degree programs (apart from Medicine)

  • Fall semester: Calendar week 38 to 51 (mid-September to Christmas)
  • Spring semester: Calendar week 8 to 22 (mid-February to end of May)
Academic year 2016/2017
Fall semester 2016 09.19.2016 - 12.23.2016
Spring semester 2017
Vacation from Good Friday
02.20.2017 - 06.02.2017
04.14.2017 - 04.23.2017
Academic year 2017/2018
Fall semester 2017 09.18.2017 - 12.22.2017
Spring semester 2018
Vacation from Good Friday
02.19.2018 - 06.01.2018
03.30.2018 - 04.08.2018
Academic year 2018/2019
Fall semester 2018 09.17.2018 - 12.21.2018
Spring semester 2019
Vacation from Good Friday
02.18.2019 - 05.31.2019
04.19.2019 - 04.28.2019
Important occasions
Master's open days March 7 - 9, 2017
Orientation day for first-year students September 15, 2017
Dies academicus December 2, 2017
Bachelor's open days December 5, 2016 - cantonal
December 6, 2016 - outside the canton