Deadlines & dates

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Semester dates

Summer semester

Start of semester 1st April
Start of lectures Mid-April
End of lectures Mid-/End-July
End of semester 30th September

Winter semester

Start of semester 1st October
Start of lectures Mid-October
End of lectures Mid-February
End of semester 31st March

The most up-to-date semester dates are available here


Application deadlines

For the winter semester:

Bachelor’s and state exams with
restricted admission

15th July

Medicine/dentistry
(special procedure information
further below)

1st June

Bachelor’s and state exams with
no admission restrictions
(Exception: applicants with a ‘DSH-2’
certificate or equivalent: 31st August)         

15th July

Master’s programmes

Deadlines vary, see Master Portal

Doctoral studies

No deadline for application

DSH preparatory course

15th July

‘Studienkolleg’ (preparatory college)
at the ISZ (placement exam)
(if you are admitted, the acceptance
test takes place in June)

15th April

For the summer semester:

Bachelor’s und state exams with
restricted admission

15th January

Bachelor’s und state exams with
no admission restrictions
(Exception: applicants with a ‘DSH-2’
certificate or equivalent: 28th February)      

15th January

Master’s programmes

Deadlines vary, see Master Portal

Doctoral studies

No deadline for application

DSH preparatory course

15th January

‘Studienkolleg’ (preparatory college)
at the ISZ (placement exam)
(if you are admitted, the
acceptance test takes place in June)

15th October

Preparatory course in medicine in
preparation for scholastic
aptitude test

15th January

Please note: medical subjects

Deadline for non-EU citizens
applying to study medicine or dentistry:

Submission of the TestAs result is mandatory!

15th July

Deadline for EU-citizens applying
to study medicine, dentistry or pharmacy

Special procedure via ‘hochschulstart


Appointments for aptitude tests

Please note that the following subjects require you to take an aptitude test, which may necessitate an additional, earlier application.

Should you choose to pursue a course/subject that requires you to take an aptitude test then it is your responsibility to register with the relevant institution.

Art (LA = “Lehramt” = teaching degree)/Art pedagogy (M.A.)

 

 

 

 

Registration for an aptitude test: by 15th May (for the winter semester), or by 15th November (for the summer semester) Examination dates TBA

 

Sports ("Lehramt")/Sports sciences (BA)

 

 

 

 

Registration for an aptitude test: by 25th May (available only for the winter semester)

 

English studies/American studies (M.A./ Lehramt*)

 

 

 

 

 

Registration for the Entrance Test/proof of language proficiency: on June 1st

 

Medicine/Dentistry

 

 

 

 

Scholastic aptitude test  (for students from outside the European Union) Applications open until 1st June


International Study and Language Centre ISZ

The ISZ combines and covers the wide range of services provided by Goethe University in the fields of German as a foreign language, foreign languages, and university preparation for international applicants.

The ISZ is where you will find the dates for the following:

  • Start and end of the ‘Studienkolleg’ (preparatory college) course

  • Start and end of the DSH-certificate courses (B2, C1); per semester – student status required

  • Start and end of intensive German language courses (B1, B2, C1); the duration of these courses is 4-5 weeks each, no student status required

  • Dates for university assessment test and supplementary exams (“FSP = Feststellungsprüfung”, “EP = Ergänzungsprüfung”)

  • Dates for the preparatory course for medicine as well as for the scholastic aptitude test (“SFT = Studierfähigkeitstest”)

Concerning visa applications

When applying for a student visa for Germany (for international students from outside the EU) you should calculate a waiting period of several weeks up to two months. In isolated cases it may take even longer. It is therefore important that you apply for a visa with the German diplomatic mission in your home country in good time.