The academic year is divided into two semesters of approximately 20 weeks each. For exchange students, the autumn semester starts in August and runs to around the middle of January. Spring semester starts in the middle of January and runs to the beginning of June.
A full workload equals 30 ECTS credits per semester. Most courses are offered at least once a year, and some every semester. Not all courses have the same duration. Some courses last the entire semester, while others are between 3 to 10 weeks long.