Choosing a Course of StudyRWTH Aachen
Are you looking for your dream course of study and are faced with the first truly independent decision of your life? RWTH Aachen supports you with a multitude of services for school children, prospective students, and their teachers and parents.
Looking for Advising
The first step to choosing a course of study is often talking to someone at the Student Advice Centre. Furthermore, there are diverse opportunities that reinforce your decision with information and personal experiences. Use these various opportunities to get advising and find out what course of study is right for you.
- Should I even attend university, and if so, what should I study?
- What can I study at RWTH Aachen and what is right for me?
- Can I become more familiar with with subjects and courses of study available?
- Where do I find the right information?
- Who can advise me?
- Where can I work after my studies and how do my prospects look?
- How does the NC and application work?
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How do I find the subject that is right for me?
Your first point of contact at RWTH Aachen is the Student Advice Centre. There you can get answers to all of your questions about choosing a course of study, applying, and planning out your studies. You can also find information about what RWTH Aachen services support prospective students and which of the following steps would further help you personally. The Student Advice Centre also offers special presentations about choosing a course of study. You can find current dates under presentations for prospective students .
Self AssessmentsRWTH Aachen
What am I interested in? What do I particularly enjoy doing? What course of study could be right for me? When you start decide what to study are preoccupied with yourself. Do you still have no idea, what you would like to study?
Indentify Interests and Abilities and Find the Appropriate Course of Study
It is helpful to first decide what field of study interests you and then later a concrete subject. In addition to the extensive advising in person, the online advising process may also be helpful. For example the, RWTH Aachen Self Assessments.
You can discuss the results of this online advising process with an academic advisor at any time. The Student Advice Centre also offers special presentations on choosing a course of study. If you would like to look around online for what subject you can study at which German university, then Web-Weiser would be helpful. There you can find information about reliable research sources online.
Step for Step towards Choosing a Course of Study
- Plan steps for choosing a course of study Student Advice Centre
- Learn about decision aids Presentations on Choosing a Course of Study
- Find the right field of study RWTH Aachen Self Assessments
- Get more information about suitable subjects RWTH Taster Events and Open Days
- Clear up concrete details about the subject Departmental Student Advising
- Get your own experience Lecture Visits for School Children
Get to Know Our Courses of Study
All subjects at a glance? WIth the three big RWTH Aachen advising events, the Student Advice Centre and the faculties support you in choosing a course of study. It is best if you first attend our ErstInfoTag, to get a first glance at the fields of study. Afterwards the, advising days offer detailed information about the individual courses of study at RWTH Aachen.
You have the possibility to have many different advising conversations within a single day, since all subjects are represented with a contact person. With the Student Advice Centre's orientation week you can use your vacation to clear up questions about starting studies - from choosing a course of study to the correct application. Departmental student advising can answer your detailed questions about the material in individual subjects and the exact course of study lay outs.Martin Lux
Listen, Taste, Try Out! A Look at Individual Subjects
You can not only gather information about you desired course of study - you can also literally try it out. This way you can get real experience and really try out your chosen course of study. Just go to a lecture - you are allowed to do that, even as a school pupil.
There is even a Lectury Directory for School Children. If your school agrees, you can participate in the Studying as School Student program for a whole semester and later take exams along with everyone else. Or try out a research project in a natural science or mathematic subject: the Dual Orientation Experience.
Your school can sign you up. And this is only three of many projects for school children, with which you can get to know the university long before you start your studies. You can find an overview in the Taster Events.
NC & Co: Learn to Estimate Your Chances of Admission
More and more courses of study are starting to have restricted admission; they have an "NC". When planning their studies, prospective students often ask "Will I be admitted?" It might make sense to have a "Plan B" ready when choosing a course of study. The Student Advice Centre supports you in realistically evaluation your chances of admission. However, please note that no one can predict how an "NC" will develop! During a personal advising appointment, an advisor can explain the admissions guidelines to you, and you can think about what application strategy makes sense for you. If you would like to find out, how university placements are allocated and how to apply, Presentations for Prospective Students has all the information you need.