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A semester at a German university equates to 6 months. The summer and winter semesters together make up one year of study. 

HAWK semesters run as follows: 

Winter semester:

01.10 – 31.03

Summer semester:

01.04 – 30.09

Semesters include the following activities:

  • Lectures and courses
  • Examinations e.g. tests or assignments
  • Semester breaks (holidays)