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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 2018.1 (German)

Preparation Program incl. subject course (Studienkolleg)
for Bachelor applicants
(PPS FSP / PPS TestAS)
Preparation Program
for Master applicants
(PP)
Application deadline Non-EU
Language course A1 15. Jan - 02. Mar 201825. Sep 2017
Language course A2.1 05. Mar - 23. Mar 201813. Nov 2017
Spring break 24. Mar - 08. Apr 2018
Language course A2.2 09. Apr - 04. May 201818. Dez 2017
Language course B1 07. May - 29. Jun 201815. Jan 2018
Language course B2.1 02. Jul - 13. Jul 201812. Mar 2018
Summer break 14. Jul - 29. Jul 2018
Language course B2.2 30. Jul - 14. Sep. 201809. Apr 2018
Language course C1 17. Sep - 16. Nov 201828. May 2018
Autumn break 17. Nov - 02. Dez 2018
Subject courses
(part 1)
03. Dez - 21. Dez 2018Math+14. Jan - 22. Feb 2019Subject courses:
13. Aug 2018
Winter break22. Dez 2018 - 01. Jan 2019























Subject courses
(part 2)
02.01. - 31. May 2019
Spring breakmost likely 13. - 22. Apr 2019
FSP pre-testmost likely 23. - 26. Apr. 2019
Written exams
ca. 03. - 07. Jun 2019
Oral exams
ca. 24. - 28. Jun 2019
Summer break29.Jun - 21. Jul 2019
Math+22. Jul - 30. Aug 2019

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 course A1 23. Jul - 07. Sep 201826. Mar 2018
Language course A2 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 course C1 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 KLU 2018.K (English)

English Preparation Program incl. subject courses
for Bachelor applicants at the KLU
(PPS KLU)
Application deadline
Language course A127. Aug - 05. Oct 2018

Non-EU applicants:
31. Mar 2018

EU-applicants:
30. Jun 2018

Please apply directly at the KLU for the PPS KLU






German A1 exam05. Oct 2018
Subject courses incl. German A2, Teil 1
08. Oct - 21. Dec 2018
Winter break22. Dec 2018 - 01. Jan 2019

Subject courses incl. German A2, Teil 2

telc German A2 exam

telc German A2 exam (retry)

02. Jan - 26. Apr 2019


ca. 16. Mar 2019

ca. 04. May 2019

Exam period
(Feststellungsprüfung)

ca. 06. May - 21. Jun 2019

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)
für Bachelor Applicants
(PPS FSP / PPS TestAS)
Preparation Program
für Master Applicants
(PP)
Application deadline Non-EU
Language course A1 15. Jul - 30. Aug 201925. Mar 2019
Language course A2, part 1 02. Sep - 02. Oct 201913. May 2019
Autumn break 03. - 13. Oct 2019
Language course A2, part 2 14. - 25. Oct 2019
Language course B1 04. Nov - 20. Dec 201908. Jul 2019
Winter break 21. Dec 2019 - 05. Jan 2020
Language course B2 06. Jan - 13. Mar 202016. Sep 2019
Language course C1, part 1 16. Mar - 03. Apr 202025. Nov 2019
Spring break 04. - 19. Apr 2020
Language course C1, part 2 20. Apr - 20. May 2020
Subject courses, part 1
25. 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

German Holidays (Berlin)

Holiday201820192020
New Year's Day
Monday
01. Jan
Monday
01. Jan
Wednesday
01. Jan
Good Friday
Friday
30. Mar
Friday
19. Apr
Friday
10. Apr
Easter Monday
Monday
02. Apr
Monday
22. Apr
Monday
13. Apr
Labor Day
Tuesday
01. May
Tuesday
01. May
Friday
01. May
Ascension
Thursday
10. May
Thursday
30. May
Thursday
21. May
Whit Monday
Monday
21. May
Monday
10. Jun
Monday
01. Jun
German Reunification
Wednesday
03. Oct
Wednesday
03. Oct
Friday
03. Oct
Christmas Day
Tuesday
25. Dec
Tuesday
25. Dec
Friday
25. Dec
2nd Day of Christmas
Wednesday
26. Dec
Wednesday
26. Dec
Saturday
26. Dec