Most foreign universities have two admission intakes every year, for all classes and courses. Fall semester begins in September and ends in December, whereas the spring semester starts in January and ends in May. There are two main reasons why universities accept students in two different intakes rather than just one.
First, it is not easy to accommodate too many students in a single semester. Most international universities receive thousands of applications every year, so obviously it will be quite a task to admit so many students at a time. That is why the intake division is in place.
Second, there could be various reasons why many students do not have the option to apply for the fall season. Which is why universities accept those who couldn’t apply during the fall season. In essence, numerically more students apply for the fall intake, and consequently, the class sizes are bigger for the fall semester.