Terms and Holidays

In all of the five European EMGS Universities, an academic year is divided into two terms, e.g. a summer and a winter term. The academic year starts always in the winter term and it is only possible to commence the Master's course in Global Studies in the winter term. The dates of the terms and holidays vary a bit from university to university and also slightly from year to year.

Ghent University

Winter term: end of September until mid-February

Teaching period: September until end of December

Summer term: mid-February until end of September

Teaching period: Feburary until end of May

For the exact dates see: http://www.ugent.be/en/education/degree/practical/studentadmin/academiccalendar

University of Leipzig

Winter term:  1 October to 31 March

Summer term: 1 April to 30 September 

Introductory course: end of September

Teaching period (summer term): beginning of April - second half of July

Teaching period (winter term): mid-October - beginning of February

For the exact dates see: http://www.zv.uni-leipzig.de/en/study/organising-your-studies/academic-calendar.html

London School of Economics

Michaelmas Term: end of September - mid-December

Lent Term: mid-January - end of March

Summer Term: end of April - mid-June 

School Reading Weeks (if offered): beginning of November - mid-February

For further information see: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/intranet/diaryAndEvents/termDates/Home.aspx

Roskilde University

Autumn semester: approx. 1 September to 31 January

Spring semester: approx. 1 February to 30 June

For the exact dates see: http://ugrs.zju.edu.cn/attachments/2016-02/01-1456388481-1065517.pdf

University of Vienna

Summer term: 1 March to 30 September

Teaching period: beginning of March - end of June

Winter term: 1 October to 28 February

Teaching period: beginning of October - end of January

For the exact dates see: https://slw.univie.ac.at/en/studying/study-organisation/the-academic-year/

University of Wroclaw

Winter term: second half of September - mid-February

Teaching period: beginning of October - mid-February

Summer term: mid-February - beginning of July

Teaching period: second half of February - beginning of July

For the exact dates see: http://international.uni.wroc.pl/en/exchange-programs/llp-erasmus-studies/academic-calendar

Please take into consideration that at the beginning of each winter term introductory courses might take place (approx. 2 weeks before the official start of the term). Furthermore at the end of the first year all students are obliged to attend the summer school that takes place in July.