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Academic Calendar

The University of Mannheim is the only public higher education institution in Germany to have aligned its academic calendar with the international academic year. The orientation weeks for freshmen and exchange students always take place in the week before the lecture period begins.

Dates for the Fall Semester 2017

Semester start and end dates August 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Re-registration May 1, 2017 – June 15, 2017
Lecture period September 4, 2017 – December 8, 2017
Examination period December 9, 2017 – December 22, 2017
Alternate examination dates February 3, 2018 – February 10, 2018

Future Academic Calendars

  • Dates for the Spring Semester 2018

    Semester: February 1, 2018 – July 31, 2018
    Re-registration: October 15, 2017 – December 1, 2017
    Lecture period: February 12, 2018 – June 1, 2018
    Easter break: March 26, 2018 – April 6, 2018
    Examination period: June 4, 2018 – June 16, 2018
    Alternate examination dates: August 25, 2018 – September 1, 2018
  • Dates for the Fall Semester 2018

    Semester: August 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019
    Re-registration: May 1, 2018 – June 15, 2018
    Lecture period: September 3, 2018 – December 7, 2018
    Examination period: December 8, 2018 – December 21, 2018
    Alternate examination dates: February 2, 2019 – February 9, 2019
  • Dates for the Spring Semester 2019

    Semester: February 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019
    Re-registration: October 15, 2018 – December 1, 2018
    Lecture period: February 11, 2019 – May 31, 2019
    Easter break: April 15, 2019 – April 26, 2019
    Examination period: June 3, 2019 – June 17, 2019
    Alternate examination dates: August 24, 2019 – August 31, 2019
  • Dates for the Fall Semester 2019

    Semester: August 1, 2019 – January 31, 2020
    Re-registration: May 1, 2019 – June 15, 2019
    Lecture period: September 2, 2019 – December 6, 2019
    Examination period: December 7, 2019 – December 20, 2019
    Alternate examination dates: February 1, 2020 – February 8, 2020
  • Dates for the Spring Semester 2020

    Semester: February 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020
    Re-registration: October 15, 2019 – December 1, 2019
    Lecture period: February 10, 2020 – May 29, 2020
    Easter break: April 6, 2020 – April 17, 2020
    Examination period: May 30, 2020 – June 15, 2020
    Alternate examination dates: August 29, 2020 – September 5, 2020
  • Dates for the Fall Semester 2020

    Semester: August 1, 2020 – January 31, 2021
    Re-registration: May 1, 2020 – June 15, 2020
    Lecture period: September 7, 2020 – December 11, 2020
    Examination period: December 10, 2020 – December 22, 2020