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Term Dates

Important dates of the BIC Preparation Program tracks

The main difference between the programs regarding schedules is that only the PPS FSP and PPS TestAS programs contain the subject-related study preparation course (Studienkolleg). The German classes of the Preparation Programs are in general taught together.

Each program track is designed so that you can start your university degree immediately upon graduation from BIC. As a result you can enroll in the appropriate language course as part of the Preparation Program right for you.

If you are not sure if you need the PPS FSP or PPS TestAS program inclusive Studienkolleg, you can find out using the anabin database. Independent of the anabin criteria you can also apply for our PPS TestAS program, if you are able to study in your home country - optionally you can take the TestAS already in your home country.

Application Deadlines

Non-EU Applicants

Non-EU Applicants must submit their applications to BIC at least 4 months before the planned start date. Otherwise, there will not be enough time for the student visa application at the German embassy. All term dates can be found in the tables below.

EU Applicants

EU Applicants will not need to apply for a student visa at their German Embassy, and they may therefore submit their applications later. EU applicants must submit their application to BIC at least 6 weeks before the planned start date. All term dates can be found in the tables below.

Term Dates of all BIC Preparation Programs

Courses 2019.2 (German)

Preparation Program incl. subject courses (Studienkolleg)
for Bachelor Applicants
(PPS FSP / PPS TestAS)
Preparation Program
for Master Applicants
(PP)
Application deadline Non-EU
German A1 course  15. Jul - 30. Aug 201925. Mar 2019
German A2 course, part 1  02. - 27. Sep 201913. May 2019
Autumn break 28. Sep - 06. Oct 2019 
German A2 course, part 2  07. - 25. Oct 2019 
German B1 course  28. Oct - 20. Dec 201901. Jul 2019
Winter break 21. Dec 2019 - 05. Jan 2020 
Language course B2 06. Jan - 06. Mar 202016. Sep 2019
German C1 course, part 1  09. Mar - 03. Apr 202018. Nov 2019
Spring break 04. - 13. Apr 2020 
German C1 course, part 2  14. Apr - 20. May 2020 
Studienkolleg
part 1
25. May - 24. Jul 2020Summer break21. May - 19. Jul 2020Studienkolleg:
03. Feb 2020
Summer break25. Jul - 09. Aug 2020Math+20. Jul - 28. Aug 2020 
Studienkolleg
part 2
10. Aug - 20. Nov 2020






 
FSP pre-testca. 28. Sep - 02. Oct 2020
Written examinationca. 30. Nov - 04. Dec 2020
Winter break19. Dec 2020 - 03. Jan 2021
Oral examinationca. 04. - 08. Jan 2021
Math+11. Jan - 19. Feb 2021

Courses 2020.E plus (English)

English Preparation Program incl. subject course (Studienkolleg) and German language courses for Bachelor applicants
(PPS English plus)
Application deadline Non-EU
Geman language couse A115. Jul - 30. Aug 201925. Mar 2019
German language course A2, part 102. - 27. Sep 201913. May 2019
Autumn break28. Sep - 6. Oct 2019 
German language course A2, part 207. - 25. Oct 2019 
German language course B128. Oct - 20. Dec 201922. Jul 2019
Studienkolleg, part 106. Jan - 03. Apr 202021. Sep 2019
Spring break04. - 19. Apr 2020 
Studienkolleg, part 220. Apr - 17. Jul 2020 
Examinations20. Jul - 28. Aug 2020 

Courses 2020.E (English)

English Preparation Program incl. subject course (Studienkolleg)  for Bachelor applicants
(PPS English plus)
Application deadline Non-EU
Studienkolleg, part 106. Jan - 03. Apr 202021. Sep 2019
Spring break04. - 19. Apr 2020 
Studienkolleg, part 220. Apr - 17. Jul 2020 
Examinations20. Jul - 28. Aug 2020 

Courses 2020.1 (German)

Preparation Program incl. subject courses (Studienkolleg)
for Bachelor Applicants
(PPS)
Preparation Program
for Master Applicants
(PP)
Application deadline Non-EU
German A1 course  08. Jan - 26. Feb 202006. Sep 2019
German A2 course, part 1  27. Feb - 08. Apr 202025. Oct 2019
Spring break  09. - 19. Apr 2020 
German A2 course, part 2  20. - 24. Apr 2020 
German B1 course  27. Apr - 26. Jun 202013. Dec 2019
German B2 course, part 1  29. Jun - 24. Jul 202006. Mar 2020
Summer break  25. Jul - 09. Aug 2020 
German B2 course, part 2  10. Aug - 11. Sep 2020 
German C1 course  14. Sep - 13. Nov 202022. May 2020
Studienkolleg,
part 1
16. Nov - 18. Dec 2020Winter break14. Nov 2020 - 10. Jan 2021Studienkolleg:
24. Jul 2020
1st pretest NRWca. 10. - 11. Dec 2020Math+11. Jan - 19. Feb 2021 
Winter break19. Dec 2020 - 03. Jan 2021 

Studienkolleg,
part 2

04. Jan - 26. Mar 2021

Spring break27. Mar - 05. Apr 2021
Studienkolleg,
part 3
06. Apr - 31. May 2021
Pretest TUBca. 26. Apr 2021
2nd pretest NRW17. - 21. May 2021
Written examinations (ca.)TUB 07. - 11. Jun 2021
NRW 02. - 04. Jun 2021
Oral examinations (ca.)TUB 28. Jun - 02. Jul 2021
NRS 15. Jun - 02. Jul 2021
Summer breakca. 03. - 18. Jul 2021
Math+19. Jul - 27. Aug 2021

Courses PPS KLU 2020.K (English)

English Preparation Program incl. subject courses
for Bachelor applicants at the KLU
(PPS KLU)
Application deadline
German A1 course17. Jun - 05. Aug 2020

Non-EU applicants:
31. Jan 2020

EU applicants:
31. Juli 2020

Please apply directly at the KLU for the PPS KLU





 
German A2 course incl. telc exam preparation06. Aug - 09. Oct 2020
Autumn break10. - 18. Oct 2020
telc German A2 examapprox. 16. Oct 2020

Subject courses, part 1

19. Oct - 18. Dec 2020

Winter break

19. Dec 2020 - 04. Jan 2021

Subject courses, part 2

05. Jan - 26. Mar 2021

Spring break27. Mar - 06. Apr 2021
Subject courses, part 307. - 23. Apr 2021
Exam period
(Feststellungsprüfung)

May - Jun 2021

Courses 2020.2 (German)

Preparation Program incl. subject courses (Studienkolleg)
for Bachelor Applicants
(PPS)
Preparation Program
for Master Applicants
(PP)
Application deadline Non-EU
German A1  17. Jun - 05. Aug 202021. Feb 2020
German A2  05. Aug - 23. Sep 202017. Apr 2020
German B1, part 1 24. Sep - 09. Oct 202005. Jun 2020
Autumn break 10. - 18. Oct 2020 
German B1, part 2  19. Oct - 25. Nov 2020 
German B2, part 1  26. Nov - 18. Dec 202007. Aug 2020
Winter break 19. Dec 2020 - 04. Jan 2021 
German B2, part 2  05. Jan - 11. Feb 2021 
German C1, part 1  12. Feb - 26. Mar 202109. Oct 2020
Spring break 27. Mar - 06. Apr 2021 
German C1, part 2  07. Apr - 27. Abr 2021 
Studienkolleg, part 128. Apr - 23. Jul 2021Summer break29. Apr - 18. Jul 2021Studienkolleg:
29. Jan 2021
1st pretest NRWca. 28. - 29. Jun 2021Math+19. Jul - 27. Aug 2021 
Summer break24. Jul - 08. Aug 2021
 
Studienkolleg, part 209. Aug - 08. Oct 2021
Pretest TUBca. 30. Sep 2021
Autumn break09. - 17. Oct 2021
Studienkolleg, part 318. Oct - 05. Nov 2021
2nd pretest NRWca. 08. - 12. Nov 2021
Written examinations (ca.)NRW 24. - 26. Nov 2021
TUB 29. Nov - 03. Dec 2021
Oral examinations (ca.)NRW 01. Dec 2021 - 07. Jan 2022
TUB 03. - 07. Jan 2022
Winter breakca. 08. - 16. Jan 2022
Math+17. Jan - 25. Feb 2022

German Holidays (Berlin)

Holiday20192020
New Year's Day
Monday
01. Jan
Wednesday
01. Jan
Women's DayFriday
08. Mar
Friday
08. Mar
Good Friday
Friday
19. Apr
Friday
10. Apr
Easter Monday
Monday
22. Apr
Monday
13. Apr
Labor Day
Tuesday
01. May
Friday
01. May
75 Years - End of 2nd World War-Friday
08. May
Ascension
Thursday
30. May
Thursday
21. May
Whit Monday
Monday
10. Jun
Monday
01. Jun
German Reunification
Wednesday
03. Oct
Friday
03. Oct
Christmas Day
Tuesday
25. Dec
Friday
25. Dec
2nd Day of Christmas
Wednesday
26. Dec
Saturday
26. Dec