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
Students who are participating in a classic exchange program such as Erasmus+ studies or RWTH Exchange Worldwide and arriving around the beginning of the semester will usually receive an invitation to attend a group enrollment appointment. Group enrollment appointments are currently planned on the following dates:
Summer Semester 2017
Friday 7 April 2017, 10 am in 6th floor of SuperC, Templergraben 57
Winter Semester 2017/18
29 August 2017 (time to be announced), 6th floor of SuperC, Templergraben 57 for those arriving in Aachen earlier
22 September 2017: (appointment time will be sent to you by email), 6th floor of SuperC, Templergraben 57
If you are doing a research project or an internship at RWTH Aachen University and will arrive later than the enrollment dates above, please contact the Incoming Student Services to arrange an individual appointment.
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