Dates and Deadlines

Academic Year

Winter Semester (WS) October 1st – March 31st
Summer Semester (SS) April 1st – September 30th
Christmas holidays December 24th to January 6th

Nomination and Application 

Nomination deadline Winter semester / entire year April 1 st
  Summer semester October 1st
Application deadline Winter semester / entire year May 1st
  Summer semester November 1st
Decision time   Students will receive notice within 4 weeks after the application deadline.
Transcript of records   A transcript of records (academic transcript) will be issued no later than 5 weeks after the end of the period of exams at KIT upon the student’s request.
Re-enrollment for the next semester (Rückmeldung) for the next summer semester approx. January 15th – February 15th
  for the next winter semester approx. July 1 st – August 15

Lectures and Exams 

Academic Year 2020-21
Lecture period Winter semester October 19th, 2020 – February 13th, 2021
  Summer semester April 12th, 2021 – July 24th, 2021
Exam period Winter semester February 2021 – March/April 2021
  Summer semester July 2021 – September/October 2021
Orientation week Winter semester September 21st, 2020 – September 27 th, 2020
  Summer semester March 15 th, 2021 – March 21 st, 2021
Pre-semester German language course Winter semester September 28 th, 2020 – October 16 th, 2020
  Summer semester March 22 nd , 2021 – April 9th
Academic Year 2021-22
Lecture period Winter semester October 18th, 2021 – February 12th, 2022
  Summer semester April 19th, 2022 – July 30th, 2022
Exam period Winter semester February 2022 – March/April 2022
  Summer semester July 2022 – September/October 2022
Orientation week Winter semester September 19th, 2021 – September 26 th, 2021
  Summer semester March 20th, 2022 – March 27 th, 2022
Pre-semester German language course Winter semester September 27 th, 2021 – October 15 th, 2021
  Summer semester March 28th, 2022 – April 14th, 2022

Future academic calendars: http://www.sle.kit.edu/english/imstudium/697.php