30 Jahre

Academic Year / Semester Dates

The academic year in Germany is split into two semesters - winter and summer. The winter semester starts on the 1st of October and ends on the 31st of March. The summer semester starts on the 1st of April and ends on the 30th of September.

Lecture period and examination period

At Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, classes run from the 1st of October to around mid February in the winter semester and from the 1st of April to around mid July in the summer semester. In the last weeks of the lecture period and in some cases also in the first weeks following the lecture period, there will be examinations.

After the examination period up to the end of the semester there is the, so-called, lecture-free period (also called semester break) during which no classes are offered. 


The most important holidays where no classes will be held (and shops and banks remain closed) are:

  • Heilige Drei Könige (Epiphany): January 6th
  • Ostern (Easter: Good Friday and Easter Monday): March/April
  • Christi Himmelfahrt (Ascension Day): Beginning of May
  • Pfingstmontag (Whit Monday): End of May
  • Tag der Deutschen Einheit (German Reunification Day): October 3rd
  • Reformationstag (Reformation Day): October 31st

Summer semester 2020

Re-registration for summer semester 202014.01.-07.02.2020
Start of semester01.04.2020
First day of lectures01.04.2020
May Day01./02.05.2020
Ascension Day21.-23.05.2020
Whit Monday10.06.2020
Last day of lectures17.07.2020
End of semester30.09.2020
Re-registration for winter semester 2020/202114.07.-07.08.2020

Winter semester 2020/21

Re-registration for winter semester 2020/2114.07.-07.08.2020
Start of semester01.10.2020
First day of lectures01.10.2020
German Reunification Day03.10.2020
Reformation Day31.10.2020
Christmas holidays

23.12.2020 - 06.01.2021

Last day of lectures12.02.2021
End of semester31.03.2021
Re-registration for summer semester 2021will be announced separately

Summer semester 2021

Re-registration for summer semester 2021will be announced separately
Start of semester01.04.2021
First day of lectures07.04.2021
May Day01.05.2021
Ascension Day13.-15.05.2021
Whit Monday24.05.2021
Last day of lectures23.07.2021
End of semester30.09.2021
Re-registration for winter semester 2021/2022will be announced separately

Contact person

Study Advisor
Jana Schieweck

Tel.: + 49 (0) 391 886 41 06
Fax: + 49 (0) 391 886 46 18
E-Mail: studienberatung@hs-magdeburg.de

Visitor's address: House 2, Room 0.07.2, Breitscheidstraße 2, 39114 Magdeburg

Information for International Degree Students

International Office

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