"Web-Weiser" – Online Help for Choosing a Course of Study

What can I study and where in Germany?

Here you can find RWTH Aachen's courses of study.

Here you can find all the courses of study offered in Germany and the universities where you can study them. You can filter and search through the database for your desired subject area, specific courses of study, federal state, start of studies, and more.

Higher Education Compass


What course of study is right for me?

Online advising services help you to become aware of your personal interests. Use your results and discuss them with an academic advisor in the Student Advice Centre. If you are already certain that you are interested in a certain field that is not offered at RWTH Aachen. we recommend contacting the academic advising or student advice center at a more suitable university.

Studium-Interessentest (SIT)

Was-studiere ich?

Orientation Self Assessment of RWTH Aachen

Situational Interests Test (Stangl-Taller)


abi powertest

EXPLORIX (requires payment)

What can I do with my subject specific skills?

If you would like to review your interest or skills in a specific field of study, other tests are available. They offer you subject specific tasks, that show you how easy or difficult it may be for you to work with these topics. You can find a suitable field of study with the RWTH Aachen Self Assessments. The "Subject Specific Self Assessments" offer you concrete questions and tasks for fields of study offered at RWTH Aachen. Other universities also offer you tests - such as for subjects that are not represented at RWTH Aachen.

RWTH Aachen Online Self Assessments

Self Assessments for English, French, Spanish (RWTH Institute for English, American, and Romance Studies)

Association of North German Universities Self Assessments (for the fields of study: social sciences, natural sciences, legal studies, economics, linguistics, and humanities)

Tests for Individuals Interested in Teacher Training (CCT Association - Career Counselling for Teachers)

Fit to be a Teacher? (Self evaluation from the Deutscher Beamtenbund)

Note: In addition to the tests offered online, there are tests you can complete at the Federal Employment Agency and discuss there (Registration via 0180 1 555111).

Where can I find more about courses of study, subject content, career prospects, and university locations?

The online treasure trove while choosing studies and a career: courses of study, universities, career prospects, and many links to other pages

Evaluation of universities and courses of study
The CHE-Ranking

Video clips on choosing a course of study: lectures and interviews with students

Careers and Vocational Training
berufeNet (Federal Employment Agency)

Career fields and their prospects
Die Jobampel (stern.de)