German School Starting Dates 2021/22

What are the German school starting dates? Find the answers about the different German school starting dates on this page. But here is a little help already:

  • Full year stays always start on the first day of school
  • Semester stays (6 months) start on the first day of school for semester one or on the first day of semester two (please not that these dates vary from school to school)
  • Trimester stays or shorter are more flexible and therefore can start at almost any time

This nifty table below makes finding your starting date for your German HighSchool year easy. All possible dates to start our Highschool programmes in Germany are in this table. Please note, that Germany is a federal state and therefore has very different starting dates for the school year: it is possible to start in July or in September! But you will have to make a choice, because these starting dates depend on the region. However, we are very sure that you will find your ideal date and duration here. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us.

Our Highschool specialists are here to help! You can reach us on the phone on +49 661 296971-10 or via E-Mail at highschool@astur.education and discuss everything related to Highschool programmes in Germany.

Region First Day'21 Autumn'21 Christmas'21 Winter'22 Easter'22 Whitsun'22 Last Day'22
Baden-Württemberg 13.09. 31.10.-06.11. 23.12.-08.01. / 14.04.-23.04. 07.06.-18.06. 27.07.
Bayern 14.09. 02.11.-17.11. 24.12.-08.01. 28.02.-04.03. 11.04.-23.04. 07.06.-18.06. 29.07.
Berlin 09.08. 11.10.-23.10. 24.12.-31.12. 29.01.-05.02. 11.04.-23.04. 27.05./07.06. 06.07.
Hessen 30.08. 11.10.-23.10. 23.12.-08.01. / 11.04.-23.04. / 22.07.
Niedersachsen 02.09. 18.10.-29.10. 23.12.-07.01. 31.01.-01.02. 04.04.-19.04. 27.05./07.06. 13.07.
Nordrhein-Westfahlen 18.08. 11.10.-23.10. 24.12.-08.01. / 11.04.-23.04. / 26.07.
Rheinland-Pfalz 30.08. 11.10.-22.10. 23.12.-31.12. 21.02.-25.02. 13.04.-22.04. / 22.07.
Thüringen 06.09. 25.10.-06.11. 23.12.-31-12. 12.02.-19.02. 11.04.-23.04. 27.05. 15.07.