Information About Submitting Application Documents
All required application documents must be received by RWTH Aachen by July 15, 2016.
If an application has not been received by RWTH Aachen by the deadline due to the strike at Deutsche Post, this will be considered your responsibility. Please note that any application received after the deadline will not be considered.
You can make sure that your application will be received by July 15, 2016, in the following ways: You can hand in your application in person in the Registrar's Office during office hours or send it through a postal operator other than Deutsche Post. Alternatively, you can drop your application in the after-hours mailbox (“Fristenkasten”) located on the outside of the RWTH Aachen main building, Templergraben 55, to the right of the Bistro entrance.
First Inform Yourself, Then Apply
Please use the page first to inform yourself about the online application process. Afterwards you can directly apply through our online portal.
Online application portal for the 2016/17 winter semester will open on May 9, 2016.
Dear Prospective Student,
Thank you for your interest in attending RWTH Aachen University.
In order to best guide you through the online application, please carefully read the following information.
Particularities for Teacher Training Courses of Study (particularly for vocational school teachers):
If you are applying for a teacher training course of study, the subject “Educational Sciences” (Bildungswissenschaften) will automatically be added to your application. Even though “Bildungswissenschaften” appears as an NC-free subject in the subject list, it is not possible to directly choose it and proceed with the application. Please choose another NC or NC free subject.
Please note that in the teacher training courses of study for vocational school teachers, not every subject can be combined with every other subject.
Please inform yourself before inputting your course of study combination in the application form, whether the subjects you chose can be combined.
You can find information about the combination possibilities in RWTH Info on Starting Studies (de).
The Bachelor course of study for vocational school teacher training typically lasts six semesters, with 180 credit points and encompasses Course of Study Model I
- two subjects (subject discipline and teaching methodology) comprising 74 credit points each,
- two vocational subjects or
- two instructional subjects or
- one vocation subject and one instructional subject
- educational studies (including teaching methods and theory) comprising 22 credit points and
- the Bachelor thesis in one of the two subjects, comprising 10 credit points.
A one month orientation school internships and an at least four week school or extra-school career field internship are part of the educational studies segment.
Application Deadline July 15, 2016 (applies to previous and new school graduates)
The information sheet, provided online, and a signed copy of this application must have been received by RWTH Aachen by this deadline at midnight.
If this deadline falls on a Sunday, federal holiday, or Saturday, the deadline falls on the corresponding day and is not extended to the end of the next business day.
Missing documents can be submitted till midnight on July 20, 2016. A deadline mailbox is at the Main Building, Templergraben 55, on the right side of the building. The university is not officially required to determine whether documents are missing or incomplete. You are responsible for submitting a complete application.
Missing documents for application to a Master course of study with restricted admission can be submitted till August 15, 2016.
Applicant Number and Password
Once you have filled out the online form, you will automatically receive an application number and password. Make a note of these numbers or print the page out. Your application can clearly be identified with your application number, and your password allows you to log on to the online form to view your application status. You can, e.g. check whether documents sent at a later date have actually been received.
Printout of Application
At the end of the online process, print out two copies of the completed generated application and send one copy (Please do not forget to sign it!) to RWTH Aachen by the application deadline. Otherwise your online application is invalid. The second copy of the application and a printout of the info sheet are for your records.
Confirmation of Receipt
If you include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with your application, this will be immediately sent back to you upon receipt of your application. Thus, you will have confirmation that your printed out application was received by the the deadline. Additionally, you find out the status of your application by entering your application number and password.
Caution: We expect a very high number of applications this year. For this reason, we cannot guarantee that the status of your application will be immediately updated. Thus, please pay make sure that your documents - whichever you need - are complete.
We recommend sending the documents via certified mail.
Only one application is possible!
You can only submit one application to RWTH Aachen University. However you can name three courses of study within the one application, all of which are equally considered in the allocation process.
If you fill out the online application multiple times, only the application that was most recently received by RWTH Aachen will be evaluated and considered.
Have you previously applied to RWTH Aachen?
You must include all necessary documents with your application, even if you have previously applied to RWTH Aachen.
Email Notification of Acceptance or Rejection:
Notifications of acceptance for the main process are sent at the beginning of August via email.
Notifications of rejection are first sent, also via email, after the first succession process (end of September).
Not at home during the notification period?
Leave behind an authorized individual, so that if necessary, someone can accept your allocation study placement.
As soon as RWTH Aachen has received your application, you can control the inbox through the Status Inquiry. You will need your applicant number and passowrd. We will also inform you through the status inquiry, whether you need to submit additional documents.