In the summer semester (SS), the earliest lectures start in April and end in July. Lecture period and examination period One day it significantly warm and other is suddenly cold and even snowy. Real spring begins in April … Winter semester is from October to March (01.10.2015 - 31.03.2016),however you only have lectures, till end of February (so for me its 26.10.2015 - 20.02.2016). German universities follow a two-semester system which includes winter semester and summer semester. It runs from October 1 to March 31, with … We will keep you informed. Many of our European partner universities decided to offer a mix of face-to-face classroom and online courses in the academic year 2020/21 - … Most courses start in the winter semester (WS) and run from October until the middle of February. The academic year is divided into two semesters in Germany, the winter and the summer semester.. The winter semester starts on the 1st of October and ends on the 31st of March. There could be various reasons why students do not have the opportunity to apply for Winter season. However, neither in Germany nor in the ERASMUS programme countries are all universities returning to normal operation. March is quite cold and shifty. Let's hack the digital winter semester together! The academic year in Germany is split into two semesters - winter and summer. RISE / WISE internship programmes for spring/summer 2020 have also been cancelled as a result of the virus. 2020 brought the unimaginable: a university with empty classrooms. Lectures in the winter semester 2020/21 start on November 1st (later than usual). As of now there are no plans on how the summer semester 2021 will be organized. The summer semester takes from the 1st of April to the 30th of September, the winter semester takes from the 1st of October to the 31. From 2nd July 2020 onwards students may enter Germany for study purposes (including doctoral studies) . It is important to mention that there has been no announcement made yet regarding applications for the winter semester starting 1 October 2020. Read more For the summer semester starting in March/April the application period runs from early December to 15 January. Many German universities receive thousands of application every year, so it is quite difficult to admit so many students at a time, that’s is why two intake semester process started. March. In the winter semester of 2019/2020 almost 2.9 million students were enrolled in German universities, according to preliminary figures. Of both the semsters, the Wintersemester (winter semester) witnesses the maximum number of enrolments. The summer semester starts on the 1st of April and ends on the 30th of September. High-school leaving exams are also being postponed due to the virus. Because if low air humidity spring comes to southern Germany later than to other countries of West Europe. Winter; Spring in Germany. 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