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Academic Calendar

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Summer semester 2022

Wintersemester 2022/2023

Semester duration

April 1 - September 30, 2022

October 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023

Teaching activity

April 19 - July 23, 2022

October 17, 2022 - February 18, 2023


- December 19, 2022 - December 31, 2022

(Company holidays up to and including January 2nd, 2023)

Feast Days

April 15, 2022 (Good Friday)
April 18, 2022 (Easter Monday)
May 1, 2022 (May Day)
May 26, 2022 (Ascension Day)
June 6, 2022 (Whitmonday)

October 3, 2022 (Day of German Unity)
December 25-26, 2022 (Christmas holidays)
January 1, 2023 (New Year's Day)
March 8, 2023 (International Women's Day)


For winter semester 2022/23: by July 22, 2022

For summer semester 2023: by February 17, 2023

Application for semester on leave

Latest May 30, 2022

Latest November 28, 2022

No teaching activity

From July 25, 2022

From February 19, 2023

Future dates

Teaching activity summer semester 2023

April 17 - July 22, 2023

Academic calendar history

Further dates and deadlines:


Summer semester 2022

Winter semester 2022/23

Undergraduate programmes
(all combination bachelor's programmes,
first semester and advanced)

Information on whether you are
required to apply to Freie Universität
Berlin directly, or via uni-assist, or via
"hochschulstart.de" (only in German)
please see International Students.

Application deadline is January 15, 2022

For Pharmacy there is a test as a new application criterion (subject to the approval of the Senate Administration), registration: November 15, 2021, implementation: November 27, 2021

Application Deadline is July 15, 2022

Notices mid-August

For Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine different application deadlines apply via hochschulstart.de if higher education entrance qualification was earned prior to January 16 of that year (so-called "Alt-Abiturienten")

Please note registration periods for the tests! TMS for Veterinary Medicine (in German)

PhaST for Pharmacy

Studienkolleg via "uni-assist"
(preparatory course):
One-year course in a school-like setting with Feststellungsprüfung (assessment test - subject related university entrance qualification)

No admission for summer semester

Application deadline is July 15, 2022

Dates for the entry test at the Studienkolleg

Externe Feststellungsprüfung (external assessment test - without attending the preparation course).

Starting December 1, 2021, latest January 15, 2022

No admission for winter semester

Consecutive Master's programs first semester

Starting December 1, 2021

Starting April 20, 2022

restricted admission

Until January 15, 2022

Until May 31, 2022

Notices starting mid-July

unrestricted admission

Until February 15, 2022

Until August 15, 2022

Notices end of July and mid-September

Consecutive Master's programs higher semesters

Until February 15, 2022

Until August 15, 2022

Notices mid-September

Master of Education

Until February 15, 2022
(only higher semester)

Until August 15, 2022

Notices mid-September

Continuing Master's programs

Application see here.

Doctoral programs

See here.

Lottery procedure

-  See here.

(Exchange of study placements)

Until 1 week before lectures begin Until 1 week before lectures begin

Entrance exam for those with professional qualifications (application deadline)


Latest May 31, 2022

Dates for the entrance exam at the Studienkolleg

Language tests

Foreign language tests
(free of charge)

Deutsche Sprachprüfung DSH
(130,00 Euro)

Language Center (Sprachenzentrum, see "Sprachtests/Sprachtests für Studienbewerber*innen" for dates, application and information).

For further information on the German language test for higher education (DSH) at Freie Universität Berlin, see DSH website (only in German).

Summer semester 2022

Winter semester 2022/23

For all combination bachelor's programs and single-subject bachelor's with restricted admission Deadline stated in Admission Letter

Enrollment for programs with no limited admissions (except combination bachelor's programs)

German students and foreign nationals with German education (Bildungsinländer) who fulfil all other requirements (such as language skills)

All others are required to apply via uni-assist for programs with no limited admissions within the deadline (if nec. Studienkolleg)

February 1 - March 7, 2022

July 1 - September 5, 2022

Course registration (bachelor’s & master’s Students) For information on registering, courses and examinations (deadlines and details), see Campus Management.
Nebenhörer (visiting student, who is a full-time student elsewhere)

April 19 - May 16, 2022

October 17 - November 14, 2022

Events for new students

We would like to invite all new students to our orientation days and introductory events.

You will also find additional information in the online student assistant (OSA) GETTING STARTED.

Informational event for prospective students 

Calendar of events published by the Office of News and Public Affairs