Semester dates

All full-time students at GSU have to pay attention to certain dates and deadlines to master their studies successfully. The following overview shall provide you with a basic understanding of the most important dates and deadlines at GSU. 

Semester dates

Summer semester 2017Winter semester 2017/2018
Begin and end of the semester01.04.2017 - 30.09.2017 01.10.2017 - 31.03.2018
Lecture period18.04.2017 - 28.07.2017  09.10.2017 - 02.02.2018
Freshmen reception12.04.2017 to be announced
  • 14.04.2017 - 17.04.2017
  • 01.05.2017
  • 25.05.2017
  • 05.06.2017 - 09.06.2017
  • 15.06.2017 
  • 31.10.2017
  • 01.11.2017
  • 22.12.2017 - 07.01.2018
    (Christmas holidays)
Re-registration period03.07.2017 - 28.07.2017to be announced




Students who wish to continue their studies at the German Sports University Cologne must re-register at the end of each lecturing period.

The semester fee for the winter semester 2017/2018 amounts to 261.60 € (see download “payment information”).

The re-registration will only be accepted when the amount is transferred to the exact cent within the re-registration period! Students who miss the deadline will be charged a fee of 20 €, a total of 281.60€.

Students who major in a second subject at another university need to hand in a re-registration form (see downloads) as well as a verification of their re-registration (either the confirmation of payment or a certificate of study) at their secondary university of enrollment.

The re-registration can be handed in via fax ( +49 221 4982-8380), mail (studsekretariatnospam-­ or in person at the student registration office within the re-registration period.

Students who complete their studies at the end of the current semester do not have to re-register. If the last exam is not passed for any reason, please contact the student registration office.