Enrollment Exchange Students
After you have received admission to exchange studies at RWTH Aachen, officially called "studies with an external degree" from the International Office, you will receive an enrollment date from the International Office. By enrolling, you receive RWTH Aachen student status. After enrolling you must pay the student body and social contibution fee. This is not a tuition fee. All exchange students must pay the fee, as it cannot be waived. Once you have paid the fee, you will receive your personal student ID with your enrollment number and the mobility ticket for students, that enables you to take the buses and trains within Aachen and all of North Rhine-Westphalia. The NRW semester ticket also allows you to use RE-, RB-, and S- trains, busses, streetcars, city railwas, and the subway in all of NRW, that can be ridden with the regional transportation association ticket. You can get additional information about the semester ticket from the RWTH Aachen AStA.
Your Enrollment Date
Different enrollment dates are offered. You will receive your enrollment date via email. There are dates at the beginning of September for the winter semester for students in the intensive German course. There are also dates offered at the end of September and beginning of October. There are also multiple dates at the end of March and the beginning of April before the summer semester.
Please come to your appointment on time and bring the necessary documents:
- Letter of Admission
- Enrollment confirmation from your home university, for example your student ID, transcript, etc.
- Exemption Certificate from a health insurance company
You can only enroll if you bring all the documents with you.