Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar includes dates for the lecture periods, exam weeks, non-teaching days and the registration deadlines for courses. Dates for the different rotation periods and other general dates are also found below.


Semester structure

The academic year is divided into two full semesters: Fall and Spring.  Each full semester is 12 weeks long, and courses that run throughout the full semester typically carry 6 ECTS credits. The Fall semester runs from early October to end of January, while the Spring semester runs from early March to end of June.

Fall and Spring semesters are further subdivided into 1st and 2nd half semesters, each of which is 6 weeks long. Courses that are half-semester-long typically carry 3 ECTS credits.


Academic Calendar

Academic Calendars from past year can also be found below.

2021/22

You can see the Academic Calendar for the academic year 2021/22 below and here.

Fall 2021

Please download the pre-semester orientation schedule for 1st year students here.

Lecture period
Exam week
Non-teaching days
Registration deadline

 Pre-semester

Sep 15 – Oct 7, 2021

 1st half semester

 (Fall 1)

Oct 11 – Nov 19, 2021

  • Mon + Wed: 5 + 6 = 11 slots in total (+ 1 in exam week)
  • Tue + Thu: 6 + 6 = 12 slots in total
Nov 22 – Nov 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

Nov 1, 2021

Oct 8, 2021

 2nd half semester

 (Fall 2)

Nov 29 – Dec 17, 2021 & Jan 10- Jan 28, 2022

  • Mon + Wed: 6 + 5 = 11 slots in total (+ 1 in exam week)
  • Tue + Thu: 6 + 6 = 12 slots in total
Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2022 Dec 8, 2021
Dec 20, 2021 – Jan 7, 2022
Nov 26, 2021

 Full semester

 (Fall 1 + 2)

Oct 11 – Dec 17, 2021 & Jan 10 – Jan 28, 2022

  • Mon + Wed: 11 + 11 = 22 slots in total (+2 in exam week)
  • Tue + Thu: 12 + 12 = 24 slots in total
Jan 25 – Jan 29, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

Dec 8, 2021
Dec 20, 2021 – Jan 7, 2022

Oct 8, 2021
Spring 2022
Lecture period
Exam week
Non-teaching days
Registration deadline

 Pre-semester

 (semester break)

Feb 7 – Feb 25, 2022

 1st half semester

 (Spring 1)

Feb 28 –  Apr 8  2022

  • Mon + Wed: 6 + 6 = 12 slots in total
  • Tue + Thu: 6 + 6 = 12 slots in total
Apr 19 – 22, 2022 (4days!) Apr 11 (Mon) – Apr 18, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

 2nd half semester

 (Spring 2)

Apr 25 – Jun 3, 2022

  • Mon + Wed: 6 + 6 = 12 slots in total
  • Tue + Thu: 6 + 5 = 11 slots in total (+1 in exam week)
Jun 7 – Jun 10, 2022 (4days!) May 26, 2022
Jun 6, 2022
Apr 22, 2022

 Full semester

 (Spring 1 + 2)

Feb 28 – Apr 8th & Apr 25 – Jun 3, 2022

  • Mon + Wed: 12 + 12 = 24 slots in total
  • Tue + Thu: 12 + 11 = 23 slots in total (+1 in exam week)
Jun 7 – Jun 10, 2022 (4days!) Apr 11 – 18, 2022
May 26, 2022
Jun 6, 2022
Feb 25, 2022
Non-teaching periods

Christmas break

Dec 20, 2021 – Jan 7, 2022

 Semester break

Feb 7 – 25, 2022

 Easter break

Apr 11- Apr 18, 2022
Rotations (200 h each)

 Rotation 1

Oct 18 – Dec 17, 2021

 Rotation 2

Dec 20, 2021 – March 4, 2022

 Rotation 3

Mar 7 – Apr 29, 2022

 Rotation 4

May 2 – Jun 30, 2022
General dates

 September

15 Start of PhD program; Orientation Day

 October

15 Progress Reviews (Fall) due (phase 2)

 November

20 Student Open Day 

 December

15 Deadline to apply for changing route (phase 1)

 January

8
11
28, 29
Application deadline for 2022 PhD student call
Deadline for referees for 2022 PhD student call
Pre-selection meetings for 2022 PhD student call

 March

17-19
24/25
Student Interview Days for 2022 PhD student call 
Final selection meeting for 2022 PhD student call

 April

15
tbd
Progress reviews (Spring) due (phase 2)
General Grad School meeting + Progress Review meeting

 May

1 Affiliation window (short/long route) opens (phase 1)

 June

30  Affiliation window (short/long route) closes (phase 1)
Public holidays

 October

26 Austrian National Holiday

 November

1 All Saints’ Day 

 December

8
25
26
Immaculate Conception
Christmas Day
St. Stephen’s

 January

1
6
New Year’s Day
Epiphany

 April

17
18
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday

 May

1

26

Labor Day

Ascension Day

June

6

16

Whit Monday

Corpus Christi

2020/21

You can see the Academic Calendar for the academic year 2020/21 below. You can also download it in a calendar view.

Fall 2020
Lecture period
Exam week
Non-teaching days
Registration deadline

 Pre-semester

Sep 15 – Oct 7, 2020

 1st half semester

 (Fall 1)

Oct 5 – Nov 13, 2020

  • Mon + Wed: 6 + 6 = 12 slots in total
  • Tue + Thu: 6 + 6 = 12 slots in total
Nov 16 – Nov 20, 2020 Oct 26, 2020 Sep 28, 2020

 2nd half semester

 (Fall 2)

Nov 23 – Dec 18, 2020 & Jan 7 – Jan 22, 2021

  • Mon + Wed: 6 + 5 = 11 slots in total (+ 1 in exam week)
  • Tue + Thu: 6 + 7 = 13 slots in total
Jan 25 – Jan 29, 2021 Dec 8, 2020
Dec 21, 2020 – Jan 6, 2021
Nov 16, 2020

 Full semester

 (Fall 1 + 2)

Oct 5 – Dec 18, 2020 & Jan 7 – Jan 22, 2021

  • Mon + Wed: 12 + 11 = 23 slots in total (+1 in exam week)
  • Tue + Thu: 12 + 13 = 25 slots in total
Jan 25 – Jan 29, 2021 Oct 26, 2020
Dec 8, 2020
Dec 21, 2020 – Jan 6, 2021
Sep 28, 2020
Spring 2021
Lecture period
Exam week
Non-teaching days
Registration deadline

 Pre-semester

 (semester break)

Feb 1 – Feb 26, 2021

 1st half semester

 (Spring 1)

Mar 1 – 26, Apr 12 – 23, 2021

  • Mon + Wed: 6 + 6 = 12 slots in total
  • Tue + Thu: 6 + 6 = 12 slots in total
Apr 26 – 30, 2021 Mar 29 – Apr 9, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

 2nd half semester

 (Spring 2)

May 3 – Jun 18, 2021

  • Mon + Wed: 6 + 7 = 13 slots in total
  • Tue + Thu: 7 + 5 = 12 slots in total
Jun 21 – Jun 25, 2021 May 13, 2021
May 24, 2021
Jun 3, 2021
Apr 26, 2021

 Full semester

 (Spring 1 + 2)

Mar 1 – 26, 2020 & Apr 12 – Jun 18, 2021

  • Mon + Wed: 12 + 13 = 25 slots in total
  • Tue + Thu: 12 + 12 = 24 slots in total
Jun 21 – Jun 25, 2021 Apr 5 – 16, 2021
May 13, 2021
May 24, 2021
Jun 3, 2021
Feb 22, 2021
Non-teaching periods

Christmas break

Dec 21, 2020 – Jan 6, 2021

 Semester break

Feb 1 – 26, 2021

 Easter break

Mar 29 – Apr 9, 2021
Rotations (200 h each)

 Rotation 1

Oct 12 – Dec 11, 2020

 Rotation 2

Dec 14, 2020 – Feb 19, 2021

 Rotation 3

Mar 1 – Apr 23, 2021

 Rotation 4

Apr 26 – Jun 25, 2021
General dates

 September

15 Start of PhD program; Orientation Day

 October

15 Progress Reviews (Fall) due (phase 2)

 November

20 Student Open Day 

 December

15 Deadline to apply for changing route (phase 1)

 January

8
11
28, 29
Application deadline for 2021 PhD student call
Deadline for referees for 2021 PhD student call
Pre-selection meetings for 2021 PhD student call

 March

17-19
24/25
Student Interview Days for 2021 PhD student call 
Final selection meeting for 2021 PhD student call

 April

15
tbd
Progress reviews (Spring) due (phase 2)
General Grad School meeting + Progress Review meeting

 May

1 Affiliation window (short/long route) opens (phase 1)

 June

30  Affiliation window (short/long route) closes (phase 1)
Public holidays

 October

26 Austrian National Holiday

 November

1 All Saints’ Day 

 December

8
25
26
Immaculate Conception
Christmas Day
St. Stephen’s

 January

1
6
New Year’s Day
Epiphany

 April

4
5
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday

 May

1
13
24
Labor Day
Ascension Day
Whit Monday

June

3 Corpus Christi 
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