This information applies to German citizens, international prospective students with a German university entrance qualification certificate or a German university degree, who are interested in any Master course of study.

Application Master

Information on the Application Process Against the Backdrop of the Unlimited Strike at Deutsche Post AG

Dear Applicants,

against the backdrop of the unlimited strike at Deutsche Post AG, we want to inform you that the all relevant application documents must have been received by RWTH Aachen by July 15, 2015.

If an application has not been received by RWTH Aachen until 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, 2015, in the following way: You can hand in your application in person 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, to the right of the Bistro entrance. You will recognize the post office by the eaves of the roof.

International Prospective Students

We explain the application process for all other international students at:

It's great that you have decided to pursue a Master's course of study at RWTH Aachen. There is nothing standing between you and your application for a place at RWTH Aachen!

We differentiate between restricted admission Master's courses of study and open admission Master's courses of study. You can find more information about this on our webpages about the Allocation Process for Master's Courses of Study.

Please use the current RWTH Info or our courses of study to determine whether your Master's course of study has restricted or open admission.

Applications for a Master's course of study at RWTH Aachen can only be submitted before the admissions deadlines listed below. At the end of the application portal you must print out your application materials, sign them, and submit them with other documentation by the end of the deadline at midnight to the RWTH Aachen Registrar's Office. If the deadline is on a Sunday, federal holiday, or a Saturday, the deadline ends at the end of the corresponding day and is not extended to the next business day.

These are final deadlines, meaning applications are not accepted after the deadline has passed! It is possible to submit additional documentation for restricted admission Master's courses of study during the winter semester till August 15 and till February 15 for the summer semester. There is no deadline for submitting additional documentation for open admission Master's courses of study. For these courses of study, your educational background is reviewed using the documents submitted by January 15 for the summer semester and July 15 for the winter semester. It is unimportant if you have completed a Bachelor's degree at the time of application.

Peculiarities for the Selection Process in the Business and Economics Master's Course of Study

The School of Business and Economics has decided that in addition to the preliminary Bachelor's grade, the result of a subject-specific study aptitude test, the so called TM-WISO, will be counted for 51 percent in the selection process.

We highly recommend taking the TM-WISO test. Applicants who do not take the test will have zero points assigned to the test result during the selection process.

Please note that there a limited number of dates available to take the test. Find out about dates, deadlines, and locations, where the test will be offered, as early as possible at www.tm-wiso.de.

Peculiarities for the Selection Process in the Molecular and Applied Biotechnology Master's Course of Study

The Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences has decided that in order for an applicant to be allocated a Master's placement for the molecular and applied biotechnology course of study at RWTH Aachen, they must fulfill the educational background prerequisites stated in the examination ordination and that it will conduct a selection process, in which the final Bachelor's grade is weighted 51 percent and the result of a subject-specific study aptitude test (e-test) is weighted with 49 percent.

We highly recommend taking the e-test. If you don't, you will enter the allocation process with zero points listed as your test result.

Please note that there are limited number of dates on which the e-test will be offered. Information about deadlines, dates, and locations will be available on this page no later than June 1.

Checking the Status of Your Master's Application

Here you can view the current status of your Master's application. You are also informed about missing documents here. We recommend checking the status of your application before the application deadline to ensure that no documents are missing and that you can participate in the allocation process. The Registrar's Office will only inform you that documents are missing through this tool. It is your responsibility to regularly check your application status.

Deadlines
Nationality Course of Study Application Deadline for Winter Semester Application Deadline for Summer Semester

Application Link

German X1 restricted admission (NC) Till July 15 of every year (final deadline) Till January 15 of every year (final deadline) Application
open Till July 15 of every year (final deadline) Till January 15 of every year (final deadline)

Application

EU/EEA X2 open

Till July 15 of every year

Till January 15 of every year

Application for German- language Master course of study

Application for English- language Master course of study

EU/EEA X2 restricted admission (NC) Till July 15 of every year (final deadline) Till January 15 of every year (final deadline) Application

X1 German citizenship or a German Abitur or German university degree

X2 EU/EEA citizens with a foreign proof of education. EEA countries include Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.