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Important Dates and Deadlines during your Studies

WINTER SEMESTER 2019/2020 | OCTOBER 1, 2019 - MARCH 31, 2020
Registration, enrollment, and withdrawal period for courses in undergraduate degree programs* October 1, 2019 – November 10, 2019
(except October 10)
Start of the admission (no enrollment possible) October 10, 2019
Registration, enrollment, and withdrawal period for courses in Master’s degree programs* October 1, 2019 – November 20, 2019
(except October 10)
Start of the admission (no enrollment possible) October 10, 2019
Orientation Days October 1-11, 2019
Instructional Period October 14, 2019 – February 08, 2020
Dies academicus (International Day)November 14, 2019 (from 1 PM)
Dies academicus (New Year's reception)January 15, 2020 (from 3 PM)

Re-registration Period for the Summer Semester 2020**

Deadline for: Applying for the Notification of Continuation of Studies in a Master’s Program | Applying for Changing Your Degree Program | Applying for Leave of Absence | Applying for Part-time Study | etc.

January 15, 2020 – February 15, 2020
Exam and Internship Period February 10, 2020 – March 31, 2020
Days without Instruction during the Instructional Period
Reformation Day October 31, 2019 (Thursday)
Christmas break December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020
SUMMER SEMESTER 2020 | April 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Registration, enrollment, and withdrawal period for courses* April 1, 2020 – May 10, 2020
(except April 08)
Start of the admission (no enrollment possible) April, 08, 2020
Instructional Period April 14, 2020 – July 24, 2020
Dies academicus (Day of teaching)May 6, 2020
Dies academicus (Graduation Ceremony)July 2, 2020 (from 4 PM)

Re-registration Period for the Winter Semester 2020/2021**

Deadline for: Applying for the Notification of Continuation of Studies in a Master’s Program | Applying for Changing Your Degree Program | Applying for Leave of Absence | Applying for Part-time Study | etc.

June 15, 2020 – July 15, 2020
Exam and Internship Period July 27, 2020 – July 31, 2020
Summer Break (exam-free period, if possible) August 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020
Exam and Internship Period September 1, 2020 – September 30, 2020
Days without Instruction during the Instructional Period
Good FridayApril 10, 2020
Easter Monday April 13, 2020
May Day May 1, 2020
Ascension Day May 21, 2020
Pentecost MondayJuni 01, 2020
WINTER SEMESTER 2020/2021 | OCTOBER 1, 2020 - MARCH 31, 2021
Registration, enrollment, and withdrawal period for courses* October 1, 2020 – November 10, 2020
(except October 15)
Start of the admission (no enrollment possible) October 15, 2020
Orientation Days October 1-16, 2020
Instructional Period October 19, 2020 – February 12, 2021
Dies academicus (International Day)November 12, 2020 (from 12 noon)

Re-registration Period for the Summer Semester 2021**

Deadline for: Applying for the Notification of Continuation of Studies in a Master’s Program | Applying for Changing Your Degree Program | Applying for Leave of Absence | Applying for Part-time Study | etc.

January 15, 2021 – February 15, 2021
Exam and Internship Period February 15, 2021 – March 31, 2021
Days without Instruction during the Instructional Period
Reformation Day October 31, 2020 (Saturday)
Christmas break December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021
SUMMER SEMESTER 2021 | April 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Registration, enrollment, and withdrawal period for courses* April 6, 2021 – May 10, 2021
(except April 08)
Start of the admission (no enrollment possible) April, 08, 2021
Instructional Period April 12, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Re-registration Period for the Winter Semester 2021/2022**

Deadline for: Applying for the Notification of Continuation of Studies in a Master’s Program | Applying for Changing Your Degree Program | Applying for Leave of Absence | Applying for Part-time Study | etc.

June 15, 2021 – July 15, 2021
Exam and Internship Period July 26, 2021 – July 31, 2021
Summer Break (exam-free period, if possible) August 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021
Exam and Internship Period September 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021
Days without Instruction during the Instructional Period
Good FridayApril 2, 2021
Easter Monday April 5, 2021
May Day May 1, 2021
Ascension Day May 13, 2021
Pentecost MondayMay 24, 2021
WINTER SEMESTER 2021/2022 | OCTOBER 1, 2021 - MARCH 31, 2022
Registration, enrollment, and withdrawal period for courses* October 1, 2021 – November 10, 2021
(except October 21)
Start of the admission (no enrollment possible) October 21, 2021
Orientation Days October 4-15, 2021
Instructional Period October 25, 2021 – February 18, 2022

Re-registration Period for the Summer Semester 2022**

Deadline for: Applying for the Notification of Continuation of Studies in a Master’s Program | Applying for Changing Your Degree Program | Applying for Leave of Absence | Applying for Part-time Study | etc.

January 15, 2022 – February 15, 2022
Exam and Internship Period February 15, 2022 – March 31, 2022
Days without Instruction during the Instructional Period
Reformation Day October 31, 2021 (Sunday)
Christmas break December 20, 2021 - December 31, 2021
SUMMER SEMESTER 2022 | April 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022
Registration, enrollment, and withdrawal period for courses* April 1, 2022 – May 10, 2022
(except April 13)
Start of the admission (no enrollment possible) April 13, 2022
Instructional Period April 19, 2022 – July 29, 2022

Re-registration Period for the Winter Semester 2022/2023**

Deadline for: Applying for the Notification of Continuation of Studies in a Master’s Program | Applying for Changing Your Degree Program | Applying for Leave of Absence | Applying for Part-time Study | etc.

June 15, 2022 – July 15, 2022
Summer Break (exam-free period, if possible) August 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022
Exam and Internship Period September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022
Days without Instruction during the Instructional Period
May Day May 1, 2022
Ascension Day May 26, 2022
Pentecost MondayJune 6, 2022
WINTER SEMESTER 2022/2023 | OCTOBER 1, 2022 - MARCH 31, 2023
Registration, enrollment, and withdrawal period for courses* October 1, 2022 – November 10, 2022
(except October 13)
Start of the admission (no enrollment possible) October 13, 2022
Orientation Days October 4-14, 2022
Instructional Period October 17, 2022 – February 10, 2023

Re-registration Period for the Summer Semester 2023**

Deadline for: Applying for the Notification of Continuation of Studies in a Master’s Program | Applying for Changing Your Degree Program | Applying for Leave of Absence | Applying for Part-time Study | etc.

January 15, 2023 – February 15, 2023
Exam and Internship Period February 13, 2023 – March 31, 2023
Days without Instruction during the Instructional Period
Reformation Day October 31, 2022 (Monday)
Christmas break December 19, 2022 - December 31, 2022
SUMMER SEMESTER 2023 | April 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023
Registration, enrollment, and withdrawal period for courses* April 3, 2023 – May 10, 2023
(except April 13)
Start of the admission (no enrollment possible) April 13, 2023
Instructional Period April 17, 2023 – July 28, 2023

Re-registration Period for the Winter Semester 2023/2024**

Deadline for: Applying for the Notification of Continuation of Studies in a Master’s Program | Applying for Changing Your Degree Program | Applying for Leave of Absence | Applying for Part-time Study | etc.

June 15, 2023 – July 15, 2023
Summer Break (exam-free period, if possible) August 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023
Exam and Internship Period September 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023
Days without Instruction during the Instructional Period
May Day May 1, 2023
Ascension Day May 18, 2023
Pentecost MondayMay 29, 2023

* For programs that require course registration via PULS, all registrations that are completed until the day of the first admission are treated equally, i.e., acceptance into the desired course is not related to the time of your registration. Students in their first semester of study are advised to register only after the orientation meeting. If you study in a program that does not manage registration via PULS, please contact the applicable institute / program. Further information is available on the PULS pages please see enrollment and registration deadlines. All dates and deadlines can also be found on the pages that provide information on the beginning of your studies.

** The operative date is the date when to fees are booked to the account of the University of Potsdam and not the date of payment. If the deadline date falls on a Sunday, a public holiday or a Saturday, such deadline will not be extended until the first following working day (§ 1(1) Administrative Procedures Act for the federal state of Brandenburg - VwVfGBbg i.V.m. § 31 - VwVfG).