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HAW Hamburg

Academic calendar

Winter semester 2018/19
03. - 14. September 2018 Hamburg Welcome Week
17. September 2018 start of classes*
03. October 2018 Public holiday
31. October 2018 Public holiday
22. Dec. 2018 - 04. Jan. 2019 Christmas holidays
17. Jan. 2019 end of classes
20. Jan. - 01. Feb. 2019 examination period**
04. Feb. - 28. February 2019 semester Holidays**
Summer semester 2019:
04. - 08. March 2019 Hamburg Welcome Week
11. March 2019 Start of classes*/**
19. - 22. April 2019 Easter holidays
01. May 2019 Public holiday
30. May 2019 Public holiday
10. June 2019 Public holiday
28. June 2019 classes end
01. July - 12. July 2019 examination period**
13. July - 31. August 2019 semester holidays

Hamburg Welcome Weeks: An orientation programme for guest students and freshmen to get to know Hamburg and the other new students.

* In most departments the higher level classes will start in the first week of the semester; in some departments the first week of the semester may be an orientation week for the freshmen or first-semester students. Please check with your department.

** Mechanical Engineering: dates can vary - please check with your Student Exchange Coordinator.

Public Holidays: On public holidays shops, banks and post offices are shut in Germany. There is increased traffic on roads, rail and at airports as Germans use these days for long weekends or short breaks. 

Note for Bachelor degree-seeking students:
Some engineering programmes offer a pre-semester maths programme to introduce first-semester Bachelor students to the level of maths required for the programmes. You will get information about this with your letter of acceptance.

Letzte Änderung: 03.08.11

An die Redaktion

»The class structure is very unlike anything I have experienced in American universities. There are no weekly graded assignments or tests; the only grade you receive all semester is based upon projects or exams during the final two weeks of school

William Addison, USA
BA Media Technology