Academic Calendar

Academic Year

The academic year at German universities begins on October 1 of a given year and ends on September 30 of the following year. It is divided into two semesters. Within each semester, the lecture and examination periods are scheduled, followed by a lecture free period. Current and future examination and lecture periods of TUM Informatics are made available on our departmental website about exams. You can view the specific dates when lectures start and end and view holiday dates of current and future semesters on the TUM central website

Semester division

In Germany, the academic year is divided into winter and summer semesters, that contain the lecture and examination periods.

  • The winter semester begins on October 1st and ends on March 31st.
  • The summer semester begins on April 1st and ends on September 30th.

Before lectures start, TUM Informatics hosts welcoming and orientation events. During the time between the end of classes and the start of classes in the following semester, called lecture-free period, students have a few weeks to work on longer assignments and complete any necessary examinations. 

Lecture Period

  • In the winter semester lectures take place from approximately mid-October to mid-February.
  • In the summer semester, lectures are from mid-April to mid-July.

Courses and examinations may take place on Saturday, as necessary. Check the time periods on our departmental website about exams.

Examination Period

  • End term exams at the Department of Informatics normally start around the end of the lecture period until the third week of the lecture-free period at the latest.
  • Retake exams (taken by students who fail the first time) are usually held either in the last three weeks of the lecture-free period or in the first week of the following semester.

Be aware that these timescales apply to the Department of Informatics only. Other TUM Departments may have different examination periods. More information and current dates are given at our webpage about exams


Academic Calendar: Lecture and Exam periods of future semesters

All lecture and examination periods may differ in other departments!

Winter Semester 2021/22: 1st October 2021 – 31st March 2022

Lecture period: 18th October 2021 – 11th February 2022
Examinations at TUM Informatics: 7th February 2022 – 5th March 2022

Summer Semester 2022: 1st April 2022 – 30st September 2022

Lecture period: 25th April 2022 – 29th July 2022
Examinations at TUM Informatics: 25th July 2022 – 20th August 2022 (tbc)

Winter Semester 2022/23: 1st October 2022 – 31st March 2023

Lecture period: 17th Oktober 2022 – 10th February 2023 (tbc)
Examinations at TUM Informatics: 6th February 2023 – 4th March 2023 (tbc)

Summer Semester 2023: 1st April 2023 – 30th September 2023

Vorlesungszeit: 17th April 2023 – 15th Juli 2023 (tbc)
Prüfungszeitraum der TUM Informatik: 10th Juli 2023 – 5th August 2023 (tbc)

Winter Semester 2023/24: 1st Oktober 2023 – 31st März 2024

Vorlesungszeit: 16th Oktober 2023 – 09th Februar 2024 (tbc)
Prüfungszeitraum der TUM Informatik: 05th Februar 2024 – 02nd März 2024 (tbc)

Note: Due to the large number of exams and rooms required, the general timeframes given above are subject to change, there might be exceptions. Please check the exact dates of the examinations for your individual courses. The examination dates are issued during the first few weeks of the course.