Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences

Se­mes­ter da­tes

​At a glance

  • Your exchange starts with the orientation week(s).

  • Your exchange ends with your last examination.

  • The dates of the examination period will be published in the course of the semester and will be different for each faculty.

  • ERASMUS+ students: Only the days that you need to be present at HSD count as attendance days!

Official Semester Dates​​​

Winter Semester: 1 September to 28 February

Summer Semester: 1 March to 31 August

Please note: These are only the official semester dates, not the dates of the orientation week and the examination period (i.e. the dates you need to be present at HSD).

Orientation Weeks

Winter Semester 2023/24: 19 September - 29 September 2023

Summer Semester 2024: 25 March - 28 March 2024

Winter Semester 2024/25: to be announced

Your exchange at HSD starts with the orientation week(s). The participation is mandatory!

Lecture Period​​

Winter Semester 2023/24: 25 September 2023 - 9 February 2024

Summer Semester 2024: 1 April 2024 - 26 July 2024

Winter Semester 2024/25: 23 September 2024 - 7 February 2025

Examination Period

Winter Semester: End of Januay to mid/end February

Summer Semester: Mid/end July to mid/end August

Your exchange at HSD ends with your last examination.

Please note: The examination period is different for each faculty. The exact dates will be published in the course of the semester.

Important note for ERASMUS+ students:

In the Erasmus+ programme only the days you need to be present at the host institution count as attendance days. Your final Erasmus+ grant will be calculated on the basis of your attendance days. The first day you need to be present at HSD is the first day of the orientation week, the last day will be the date of your last examination/ last commitment at HSD.

Further information

HSD information sheet:

Semester Breaks /

Bank Holidays

Winter Semester 2023/24

3 October 2023: German Unity Day

1 November 2023: All saints day

25 December 2023 - 1 January 2024:

Christmas Break

Summer Semester 2024

29 March - 1 April 2024: Easter

1 May 2024: Labour Day

9 May 2024: Ascension Day

20 May 2024: Pentecost

30 May 2024: Corpus Christi

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