When does the term start? What are the term dates for the next academic year?

The academic year at the Saint Petersburg State University runs from September to June (winter semester: September 1, 2013 – January 26, 2014; summer semester: February 9, 2014 – August 31, 2014). The third semester spent at the German universities starts on October 1, 2014 and ends on March 31, 2014. Some universities offer so called orientation weeks. In this case you are supposed to arrive in Germany according to these dates.