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Planning Your Stay

Winter semester, summer semester or a whole year?

The decision whether you want to apply for a stay in winter semester, summer semester or a year-long stay depends on a variety of factors. Among others

  • your degree program at home allows study abroad only in a certain semester or for a certain period of time
  • there are a limited number of spaces available for exchange students per semester
  • lecture periods in your home country might be different from those at UR, so that they clash and you can choose only one option
  • personal reasons

Should you have the opportunity to choose without any restrictions, we recommend you stay for a whole year. According to experience, students profit more in their personal, academic and linguistic development when studying abroad for a year than in relation to a semester-long stay.


Winter Semester (an overview)

What in other countries is often called "Fall semester" is referred to as "winter semester" in Germany.

Arrival:

Lecture Period:

  • ca. mid-October to mid- February

Exams:

  • mid-February
    Some exams, e.g. in the business/economics may be held as late as the end of March.

Departure:

  • semester-long stay: end of February or end of March

Reg Detail Winter-09

Photo: Regensburg Tourismus GmbH


Summer Semester (an overview)

What in other countries is often called "spring semester" is referred to as "summer semester" in Germany.

Arrival:

Lecture Period:

  • ca. mid-April to mid-July

Exams:

  • mid-July
    Some exams, e.g. in the business/economics may be held as late as the end of August.

Departure:

  • semester-long stay: end of July or end of August

Radfahrer An Der Donau 4 Bearbeitet Rtg Foto-stefan Gruber

Photo: Regensburg Tourismus GmbH


Planning your arrival in Regensburg -- Arrival Days

Preparations for your stay are timed in such a manner that we can welcome you to Regensburg in the most efficient (but nevertheless cordial) way, when you come on our arrival days.

During the arrival formalities you will

  • meet the International Office team and the student assistants,
  • get important information for the following days and your entire stay,
  • be handed your room key,
  • be handed your login information for the university email account.

Please support our efforts to make arrival as smoothly as possible by booking your flight/planning your arrival in such a way that you can keep to the official arrival days.

Students who arrive in Regensburg earlier than the arrival days, will have to look for a hotel since the rooms in the dormitories are not yet ready.

Students who arrive in Regensburg after the arrival days will miss important information and appointments that might influence your entire stay in Regensburg!


Exact dates for the following semester

Precise dates for arrival, intensive language course, orientation course and lecture period can be found here:

Academic Calendar 2018/19 2019/20
Fact Sheet 2018/19 2019/20

Should there be any changes, we will inform you via email.


Internationaler Tag Lz 34 Streifen
  1. UR International

Exchange Coordinator

Christine Betzner

 

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