Academic Calendar

ISU Frankfurt 2015


The academic year in Hessen starts with the winter term in October and ends with the summer term in July the following year.

As an international exchange student you are either required to or wehighly recommend (depending on campus) that you take part in a pre-semester German Language Course.These courses offer instruction in German grammar, reading, writing andconversation, and are designed to provide rapid acquisition of languageskills. Cultural excursions may be included.


Semester dates of universities (Universitäten):

Winter semester (WS): Mid October until end of February
Summer semester (SS): Mid April until end of July


Semester dates at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen):
Winter semester (WS): Beginning of September until end of February
Summer semester (SS): Beginning of March until end of July


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