Calender Classes Internship

Academic Calendar

The arrival period typically starts in early October. New student orientation and classes start one week later. See Coming to Germany for detailed arrival information.

The Freshman year is divided into two 18-week semesters.  Students attend lectures approximately 36 hours per week.

The Christmas or winter break is from 24 December to 2 January.

The Easter break includes the Friday before Easter as well as the Monday after Easter, so students have a long weekend. 

One additional long weekend in the spring is reserved for the 3 day trip to another city.

During the remaining weeks students prepare for and take midterm and final exams.

Final exams are in mid to late August.

Classes and Internship/Practical Workshop Training


  • mathematics
  • physics
  • German
  • English (if bachelor’s program will be in English or English/German)
  • 9 weeks internship/practical workshop training (except civil engineering students*)

*Students interested in civil engineering must submit eight weeks of internship in activities related to civil engineering and construction upon application to the Freshman program.


  • mathematics
  • economics
  • German
  • English


  • physics
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • German


  • German
  • literature
  • history
  • social sciences

Additional courses offered include individual tutoring, intercultural training, home economics workshops, etc.