RWTH Aachen Academic Calendar


Please take note of our semester dates when planning your stay:



Winter Semester

October 1 to March 31

  • Lecture period: middle of October to the beginning of February
  • Exam period: beginning of February to the end of March

Summer Semester

April 1 to September 30

  • Lecture period: middle of April to the end of July
  • Exam period: end of July to the end of September

The academic year starts in the winter semester. The start and end of the lecture period varies from year to year, but courses take place around October 15 to February 15 in the winter semester and from April 15 to July 15 in the summer semester. Please take note of the current semester dates.