📖 Introduction

RWTH Aachen University or Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen is a German public research university located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. When the “Königliche Rheinisch-Westphälische Polytechnische Schule zu Aachen” was founded in 1870, it was intended to strengthen the creative power of the economy in the region. Today, we would say the power of innovation. One hundred fifty-one years on, this goal is more relevant than ever, yet this does not mean that the University – now “Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule” – has not substantially changed or developed over time.

RWTH Aachen University is a place where the future of our industrialized world is thought out. The University is proving to be a hotspot with increasing international recognition where innovative answers to global challenges are developed. RWTH Aachen University is committed to a sustainable, interactive transfer of innovation and technology that extends far beyond the Aachen region. A basic prerequisite for this is constantly optimizing excellent teaching, including teaching methods and crucial reflected agility with research activities, which the University will consistently continue to develop.

🏫 About RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University exploits strong research networks and the intellectual curiosity of its staff to address bold scientific questions, transfer forefront knowledge and drive innovative discoveries that impact global challenges. All members of RWTH are expected to conduct their research with the highest level of integrity and commitment to excellence and to follow the University’s Code of Conduct in all interactions with third parties on behalf of RWTH.

Thousands of people with an international background, from more than 125 countries, currently study, research, teach, and work at RWTH. This internationality lived out at RWTH is flanked by strategies, measures, and services that promote the internationality of academics, teaching, and research. RWTH sees itself as a member of a global scientific community and aims to be a home, hub, and catalyst for meaningful scientific education, careers, ideas, and innovations. We, therefore, see internationalization as a cross-cutting task that must be equally considered by all institutions and departments of the University.



Mega trends like digitalization, automation, mobility, climate change, globalization or the demographic development change the world and pose great challenges for society. A consolidation of various academic disciplines and companies is required to solve these complex contexts and issues. RWTH Aachen Campus is a unique platform for finding answers to the relevant questions of the future.

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🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to Global Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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