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.
This information also applies to citizens of a country in the EU, who do not have a German university entrance qualification certificate or German university degree. Note: Applies only to Master's courses of study with restricted admission!
International Prospective Students
We explain the application process for all other international studients at:
It's great that you have decided to pursue a Master 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 courses of study and open admission Master courses of study. You can find more information about this on our webpages about the Allocation Process for Master Courses of Study.
Applications for a Master 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 courses of study during the winter semester till August 31 and till February 28 for the summer semester. There is no deadline for submitting additional documentation for open admission Master courses of study.
Checking the Master Application Status
Here you can view the processing status of your Master application:
|Nationality||Course of Study||Application Deadline for Winter Semester||Application Deadline for Summer Semester||
|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)|
Till July 15 of every year
Till January 15 of every year
|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.