The contracts usually begin on 1 April respectively on 1 October and end on 30 September respectively on 31 March each year. The minimum tenancy agreement is one semester. The normal period of residence is four semesters respectively two years.
In the case of exceptional early terminations, other beginnings of the contracts are sometimes possible. However, the end of the contract is always 31 March respectively 30 September.
Contracts beginning between 1 December and 1 May end on 31 March.
Contracts beginning between 1 June and 1 November end on 30 September.
Contingents of students and short-term students, e.g. Erasmus, are excluded. In such circumstances, the tenancy agreement will run for a period as agreed with the nternational student offices.