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Dates in the academic year

When does my semester start and when does it end? By when do I have to continue enrolement and when do the Christmas vacations start this year? We have compiled the most important dates for your studies on this page.

Start of semester

01 October 2023

End of Semester

31 March 2024

Introductory events for first semester students

16 & 17 October 2023

Commencement Ceremony

Bayreuth: 16 October 2023, 6 p.m., Audimax

Kulmbach: 16 October, 9:30 a.m., Stadthalle Kulmbach

First day of lectures

16 October 2023

Last day of lectures

9 February 2024

Dies Academicus

21 November 2023, 5 p.m., Audimax

Winter break

24 December 2023 to 6 January 2024 (Christmas holidays)

Enrolement period

As stated in your notice of admission; otherwise: 15 April 2023 to 28 September 2023
Visiting students: tbd

Continuing enrolment for summer semester 2024

15 January to 21 February 2024

Start of Semester

01 April 2024

End of Semester

30 September 2024

First day of lectures

15 April 2024

Last day of lectures

19 July 2024

UNIKAT Summer event

20 July 2024, 5 p.m., Ecological-Botanical Garden

Non-lecture day

21 May 2024 (Tuesday after Whitsun)

Enrolement period

As stated in your notice of admission;
otherwise 15.10.2023 – 12.04.2024
Visiting students: Date will be announced

Continuing enrolment for winter semester 2024/25

10.06.2024 – 24.07.2024

Start of Semester

01.10.2024

End of Semester

31.03.2025

Introductory events for first semester students

14. & 15.10.2024

Commencement Ceremony

Bayreuth: tbd

Kulmbach: tbd

First day of lectures

14.10.2024

Last day of lectures

07.02.2025

Dies Academicus

tbd

Winter break

23.12.2024 - 06.01.2025

Enrolement period

As stated in your notice of admission; otherwise: 15.04.2024 - 26.09.2024

Enrolment period visiting students

tbd

Continuing enrolment for summer semester 2025

13.01.2025 -19.02.2025

Start of Semester

01.04.2025

End of Semester

30.09.2025

First day of lectures

23.04.2025

Last day of lectures

25.07.2025

UNIKAT Summer event

tbd

Non-lecture day

10.06.2025 (Tuesday after Whitsun)

Enrolement period

As stated in your notice of admission;
otherwise 15.10.2024 - 17.04.2025

Enrolment period visiting students

tbd

Continuing enrolment for winter semester 2025/26

09.06.2025 - 23.07.2025

Start of semester

01 October 2023

End of Semester

31 March 2024

Introductory events for first semester students

16 & 17 October 2023

Commencement Ceremony

Bayreuth: 16 October 2023, 6 p.m., Audimax

Kulmbach: 16 October, 9:30 a.m., Stadthalle Kulmbach

First day of lectures

16 October 2023

Last day of lectures

9 February 2024

Dies Academicus

21 November 2023, 5 p.m., Audimax

Winter break

24 December 2023 to 6 January 2024 (Christmas holidays)

Enrolement period

As stated in your notice of admission; otherwise: 15 April 2023 to 28 September 2023
Visiting students: tbd

Continuing enrolment for summer semester 2024

15 January to 21 February 2024

The dates of the past semesters since 2017/2018 can be found on the Student Administration Office website.

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