Academic calendar

When do classes start, when does the semester end? Dates matter, also when studying at the University of Stuttgart.

On this page we list all important dates and deadlines during the fall and spring semesters.
For more detailed information on the application deadlines please see the application deadlines web page.
The extact enrollment dates will be announced with the admission note. General deadlines can be found on the enrollment web page.

Changed semester dates

The lecture period of the winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021 has changed due to the corona pandemic.

Overview of all semester dates (PDF) [de]

Teaching in winter semester 2020/21

Due to the corona pandemic situation it will be a largely digital semester with some individual attendance courses and support programs for first semester bachelor's and master’s students. The Rectorate of the University of Stuttgart has decided on a framework of conditions for teaching.

Framework of conditions for teaching in the winter semester 2020/21

The lecture period of winter semester 2020/21

Semester starts
October 1, 2020
Classes start
November 02, 2020
Please keep in mind the introductory events of the different study programs at the start of your studies.
Classes end
February 13, 2021
Semester break / holidays
  • All Saints' Day: Sunday, November 01, 2020
  • Year end semester break 2020/21: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 to Wednesday,  January 6, 2021 (inclusive of both dates)
Semester ends
March 31, 2021

The lecture period of summer semester 2021

Semester starts
April 01, 2021
Classes start
April 19, 2021
Please keep in mind the introductory events of the different study programs at the start of your studies.
Classes end
July 24, 2021
Semester break / holidays
  • Easter break: Fr, April 02, 2021 - Mo, April 05, 2021
  • Labor Day: Sa, May 1, 2021
  • Ascencion Day: Th, May 13, 2021
  • Whitsun holidays (Pfingstferien): Tu, May 25, 2021 - Sa, May 29, 2021
  • Corpus Christi: Th, June 03, 2021
Semester ends
September 30, 2021

The lecture period of winter semester 2021/22

Semester starts
October 1, 2021
Classes start
October 18, 2021
Please keep in mind the introductory events of the different study programs at the start of your studies.
Classes end
February 12, 2022
Semester break / holidays
  • All Saints' Day: Monday, November 01, 2021
  • Year end semester break 2021/22: Thursday, December 23, 2021 to Saturday, January 8, 2022 (inclusive of both dates)
Semester ends
March 31, 2022

General semester dates

Re-registration
  • Re-registration period for the following summer semester: January 15 - February 15
  • Re-registration period for the following winter semester: July 15 - August  15
Leave of absence

An application for a leave of absence is normally due during the re-registration period. See the Leave of Absence page for more on this.

De-registration
  • As of the end of the winter semester: until March 15
  • As of the end of the summer semester: until September 15

Examination dates

Registration period

SS 2020 WS 2020/21 SS 2021
May 06 to June 11, 2020 Nov. 11 to Dec. 17, 2020 May 12 to June 10, 2021

Exams centrally managed by the examination office

SS 2020 WS 2020/21 SS 2021
Aug. 03 to Oct. 24, 2020 Feb. 15 to Apr. 17, 2021 Aug. 16 to Oct. 09, 2021

Contact

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