Academic Calendar for Exchange Students

In our Academic Calendar you find the important information and deadlines for an exchange semester at the University of Tübingen.

Academic Calendar Winter Semester 2023/2024


Which are important dates and deadlines? 

Where do I get further information? 

Application for Admission 



Application period:

April 1st to May 31st, 2023

Application for Admission  

Responsible Office: 
International Office - Incoming Team  



Semester rental contracts for

September 2023 - February 2024


Application period: 

Until May 31st, 2023

Dormitories Information & Application

Responsible Institution: 

Student Services Organisation "Studierendenwerk" 


Deutsch-Kompakt Course

September 4th - October 6th, 2023

Application period: 

From May 15th, 2023 until full  

(max. 45 participants) 

Course details 

Responsible Office: 

German as a Foreign Language & Intercultural Programs


September 18th - October 6th, 2023

Application period:  

from May 15th, 2023 until full


Course Details 

Responsible Office: 

German as a Foreign Language & Intercultural Programs

Matriculation / Enrollment  

via the ALMA-system 

July - September 15th, 2023

The Registration Code for ALMA and Step-by-step guide for enrollment via the ALMA-system will be sent in early July by the Incoming Team!

Enrollment at the University of Tübingen

Contact for questions: 

International Office - Incoming Team  


Arrival Weeks at the International Office 
Extended office hours for Check-In and Information

Mid-September until end of October 2023

Book an appointment during the extended offie hours of the Incoming Team, Wilhelmstr. 9, 72074 Tübingen (first floor).

Responsible Office: 

International Office - Incoming Team 

Semester dates

Begin of Winter Semester:

October 1st, 2023

End of Winter Semester:

March 30th, 2024

We recommend arriving in Tübingen at least one week before the start of the lectures, as this is when the orientation programmes begin. Semester dates
General Orientation Weeks for new students by the University & Welcome Event for Exchange Students

O-Weeks: October 9th - 21st, 2023

Welcome Event for Exchange Students:
October 11th, from 2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.


How to get started
Different Offices and Departments of the University

International Office - Incoming Team 

Advisory Course for New International Students
October 11th - 14th, 2023

Registration: September 1st  - October 2nd, 2023

Advisory Course 

StudIT Intro Week
October 14th - 21st, 2023

Special events and field trips for exchange students organized by StudIT  ("Studierenden-Initiative Internationales Tübingen")


Lecture period / Classes at the University 

Begin of classes:

October 16th, 2023
End of classes: 

February 10th, 2024

Public Holidays & Holidays: 

November 1st, 2023 (All Saints' Day)
December 23rd, 2023 - January 6th, 2024 (Christmas break)


Semester dates 

Course information

Course catalogue in ALMA

Examination period





Most exams take place in the last week of the lecture period until the first 2-3 weeks of the lecture-free period.


If you need exact details, your academic advisor and/or the lecturer of your courses will be able to help you.

Exam period

Lecture-free period /

semester break


End of lectures of the winter semester:

February 10th, 2024 until the beginning of the Summer Semester (April 1st, 2024).

Semester break: Time to write term papers

Semester dates

Lecture-free period

In the case of a stay for two semesters:    
Re-Enrollment Period:

January 15th - February 15th, 2024

Re-enroll in time for the second semester