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Service hours

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Fr 9.30 am to 12.00 pm 

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Semester dates

Spring-summer term 2024

  • Official beginning and end of semester:
    April 1, 2024 - September 30, 2024
  • Easter break*:
    March 18, 2024 - March 28, 2024
  • Welcome week:
    March 25, 2024 - March 28, 2024
  • Beginning and end of lectures:
    April 02, 2024 - July 05, 2024
  • Beginning and end of lectures in medicine:
    March 11, 2024 - August 09, 2024

Fall-winter term 2024/2025

  • Official beginning and end of semester:
    October 1, 2024 - March 31, 2025
  • Welcome week:
    September 30, 2024 - October 10, 2024
  • Orientation week:
    October 07, 2024 - October 11, 2024
  • Beginning and end of lectures:
    October 14, 2024 - January 31, 2025
  • Beginning and end of lectures in medicine:
    October 14, 2024 - March 14, 2025
  • Christmas break*:
    December 23, 2024 - January 4, 2025


* School holidays in Lower Saxony and Bremen

Dates - Specially for first-year students

There is a lot to organise before the degree programmes get underway. The Orientation Week and preliminary courses for some degree programmes begin before the official start of lectures.

Orientation Week

For first-year students, the first semester kicks off with an Orientation Week. Take a peak at the current programme. 

Orientation Week

Welcome Week

The Welcome Week offers new international students the opportunity to take care of important paperwork and formalities and to get to know the University and the city of Oldenburg.

Welcome Week

Preliminary courses / Propaedeutic

It is recommended that first-year students attend preliminary courses, also called the propaedeutic phase, of the corresponding degree programmes. The following preliminary courses are offered:

Computing Sciences

Mathematics sorted by subject:


  • Propaedeutic Biology (Bachelor's Programme and Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme)
  • Mentoring program for Master Degree’s Programme


  • Mentoring program for Bachelor's Programme and Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme


Slavic Studies:

Please note that for the preliminary courses a registration is usually necessary!

Current courses in the course catalogue

Registering for modules

Registration for most courses takes place during Orientation Week. The exact dates will be announced during the various departmental welcome and introduction sessions. Generally speaking, you should register for modules via Stud.IP.


Language skills for student teachers

If you are studying a dual-subject Bachelor's degree with the intention of becoming a teacher, for some subjects your language skills will need to be at a sufficient level:

Language requirements for student teachers (in German)

Don't forget to check out the specialisation modules, under "Languages".

(Changed: 29 May 2024)  | 
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