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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 2018.2 (German)

Preparation Program incl. subject courses (Studienkolleg)
für Bachelor Applicants
(PPS FSP / PPS TestAS)
Preparation Program
für Master Applicants
(PP)
Application deadline Non-EU
Language courseA1 23. Jul - 07. Sep 201826. Mar 2018
Language courseA2 10. Sep - 26. Oct 201814. May 2018
Language course B1 29. Oct - 21. Dec 201809. Jul 2018
Winter break 22. Dec 2018 - 01. Jan 2019
Language course B2 02. Jan - 01. Mar 201910. Sep 2018
Spring break 02. - 10. Mar 2019
Language courseC1 11. Mar - 10. May 201919. Nov 2018
Summer break 11. - 26. May 2019
Subject courses
27. May - 15. Nov 2019Math+22. July - 30. Aug 2019Subject courses:
04. Feb 2019
Autumn breakca. 23. - 29. Sep 2019





FSP pre-testca. 30. Sep - 04. Oct 2019
Written examination
ca. 25. - 29. Nov 2019
Winter break23. Dec 2019 - 01. Jan 2020
Oral examination
ca. 02. - 10. Jan 2020
Math+13. Jan - 21. Feb 2020

Courses 2019.E (English)

English Preparation Program incl. subject courses (Studienkolleg)
for Bachelor applicants
(PPS English)
Application deadline Non-EU
Subect courses, part 1
07. Jan - 12. Apr 201917. Sep 2018
Spring break13. - 28. Apr 2019
Subject courses, part 229. Apr - 19. Jul 2019
Examination22. Jul - 30. Aug 2019

Courses 2019.1 (German)

Preparation Program incl. subject courses (Studienkolleg)
für Bachelor Applicants
(PPS FSP / PPS TestAS)
Preparation Program
für Master Applicants
(PP)
Application deadline Non-EU
Language course A1 14. Jan - 01. Mar 201924. Sep 2018
Language course A2 04. Mar - 18. Apr 201912. Nov 2018
Spring break 19. - 28. Apr 2019
Language course B1 29. Apr - 21. Jun 201907. Jan 2019
Language course B2, part 1 24. Jun - 19. Jul 201904. Mar 2019
Summer break 20. Jul - 04. Aug 2019
Language course B2, part 2 05. Aug - 06. Sep 2019
Language course C1, part 1 09. - 27. Sep 201920. May 2019
Autumn break 28. Sep - 06. Oct 2019
Language course C1, part 2 07. Oct - 15. Nov 2019
Subject courses,
part1
18. Nov - 20. Dec 2019Winter break23. Nov 2019 - 12. Jan 2020Subject courses:
29. Jul 2019
Winter break21. Dec 2019 - 01. Jan 2020Math+

13. Jan - 21. Feb 2020
Subject courses,
part 2
02. Jan - 09. Apr 2020























Spring break10. - 19. Apr 2020
Subject courses,
part 3
20. Apr - 20. May 2020
FSP pre-testca. 20. - 24. Apr 2020
Written examinationca. 08. - 12. Jun 2020
Oral examinationca. 29. Jun - 03. Jul 2020
Summer break04. - 19. Jul 2020
Math+20. Jul - 28. Aug 2020

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
Language course A1 15. Jul - 30. Aug 201925. Mar 2019
Language course A2, part 1 02. - 27. Sep 201913. May 2019
Autumn break 28. Sep - 06. Oct 2019 
Language course A2, part 2 07. - 25. Oct 2019 
Language course B1 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
Language course C1, part 1 09. Mar - 03. Apr 202018. Nov 2019
Spring break 04. - 13. Apr 2020 
Language course C1, part 2 14. Apr - 20. May 2020 
Subject courses, part 125. May - 24. Jul 2020Summer break21. May - 19. Jul 2020Subject courses:
03. Feb 2020
Summer break25. Jul - 09. Aug 2020Math+20. Jul - 28. Aug 2020 

Subject courses, part 2

FSP pre-test

10. Aug - 20. Nov 2020

ca. 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 2019.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
Subect course, part 106. Jan - 03. Apr 202016. Sep 2019
Spring break04. - 19. Apr 2020 
Subject course, part 220. Apr - 24. Jul 2020 
Examinations27. Jul - 30. Aug 2020 

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