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Semester Dates

Term Dates and Lecture Periods at Leibniz University Hannover

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The academic year at Leibniz University consists of two semesters:

Lecture-free period

Do you need to know when the lecture-free period starts and ends – for your employer or for other documents?
This is calculated as follows:


The first day after the end of the lecture period of a semester (old semester) until the last day before the new lecture period (new semester) is called the lecture-free period.

  • for summer semester 2023 and winter semester 2023/24: 23 July 2023 - 8 October 2023 
  • for winter semester 2023/24 and summer semester 2024: 28 January 2024 - 31 March 2024

When will the new course catalogue be released?

The course catalogue for the winter semester will always be released on 1 September and for the summer semester on 1 March.

Winter semester

1 October - 31 March

Summer semester

1 April - 30 September

Winter Semester 2023/24

Lecture period

9 October - 27 January 2024

Break

25 December - 6 January 2024

Re-registration deadline for summer semester 2024

27 January 2024

Further Semesters

  • Summer Semester 2024

    Lecture Period

    01st April - 13 July 2024 (01st April is a public holiday)

    Break

    21 May - 25 May 2024 

    Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2024/25

    13th July 2024

  • Winter Semester 2024/25

    Lecture Period

    14 October 2024 - 01st February 2025

    Break

    23 December - 04 January 2025 

    Re-registration deadline for the summer semester 2025

    to be announced

  • Summer Semester 2025

    Lecture Period

    07 April - 19 July 2025

    Break

    10 June - 14 June 2025 

    Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2025/26

    to be announced

  • Winter Semester 2025/26

    Lecture Period

    13 October 2025 - 31 January 2026

    Break

    22 December 2025 - 03rd January 2026 

    Re-registration deadline for the summer semester 2026

    to be announced

  • Summer Semester 2026

    Lecture Period

    07 April - 18 July 2026

    Break

    26 May - 30 May 2026 

    Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2026/27

    to be announced

  • Winter Semester 2026/27

    Lecture Period

    12 October 2026 - 30 January 2027

    Break

    21 December 2026 - 02nd January 2027 

    Re-registration deadline for the summer semester 2027

    to be announced

  • Summer Semester 2027

    Lecture Period

    12 April - 24 July 2027

    Break

    18 May - 23 May 2027 

    Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2027/28

    to be announced

  • Winter Semester 2027/28

    Lecture Period

    11 October 2027 - 29 January 2028

    Break

    20 December 2027 - 01st January 2028 

    Re-registration deadline for the summer semester 2028

    to be announced

  • Summer Semester 2028

    Lecture Period

    18 April - 29 July 2028

    Break

    06 June - 10 June 2028 

    Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2028/29

    to be announced

  • Winter Semester 2028/29

    Lecture Period

    09 October 2028 - 27 January 2029

    Break

    25 December 2028 - 06 January 2029 

    Re-registration deadline for the summer semester 2029

    to be announced

Previous semesters

  • Summer Semester 2023

    Lecture Period

    11 April -22 July 2023

    Break

    30 May - 3rd June 2023

    Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2023/24

    22 July 2023

  • Winter Semester 2022/23

    Lecture period

    10 October - 28 January 2023

    Break

    26 December 2022 - 07 January 2023

    Re-registration deadline for the summer semester 2023

    28 January 2023

  • Summer Semester 2022

    Lecture period

    11 April -23 July 2022

    Break

    07 June - 11 June 2022

    Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2022/23

    16 June 2022

  • Winter Semester 2021/22

    Lecture period

    11 October - 29 January 2022

    Break

    23 December 2021 - 05 January 2022

    Re-registration deadline for the summer semester 2022

    29 January 2022

  • Summer Semester 2021

    Lecture period

    12 April - 24 July 2021

    Break

    25 May – 29 May 2021

    Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2021/22

    10 July - 24 July 2021

  • Winter Semester 2020/21

    Lecture period

    12 October 2020 - 30 January 2021

    Break

    21 December 2020 - 2 January 2021

    Re-registration deadline for the summer semester 2021

    30 January 2021

  • Summer Semester 2020

    Lecture period

    14 April 2020 - 25 July 2020

    Break

    2nd June 2020 - 06 June 2020

    Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2020/21

    25 July 2020

  • Winter Semester 2019/20

    Lecture period

    14th October 2019 - 1st February 2020

    Break

    23 December 2019 - 04th January 2020

    Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2019/20

    1st February 2020

  • Summer Semester 2019

    Lecture period

    8 April 2019 - 20 July 2019

    Break

    11 June - 15 June 2019

    Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2019/20

    20th July 2019

  • Winter Semester 2018/19

    Lecture period

    15 October 2018 - 2nd February 2019

    Break

    22 December 2018 - 05 January 2019

    Re-registration deadline for the summer semester 2019

    2nd February 2019

Exam Dates

Exam dates and information on registering for exams can be found in the section Exam information and course advising.

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