Certificate Integration

Contact

Name

Dominika Dudzik

Koordinatorin Betreuungsprogramme

Phone

work
+49 241 80 90833

Email

E-Mail

The Certificate-Integration is targeted at students who currently do not wish to integrate a study abroad experience into their degree programme or who already have stayed abroad while enrolled at another university, before registering for the Certificate.

Also eligible to register are international students who stay at RWTH for at least one academic year.

Mandatory Components

  • Intercultural Training
  • BeBuddy Program
  • Completed Evaluation Form

"BeBuddy" is an informal mentoring program organized by the International Office at RWTH Aachen University which aims to enable newly enrolled international students to adjust to university life and living in a new country. Before the start of a new semester, we try to match up each international student with an experienced student from RWTH – if possible from the same faculty and field of study – who is to provide support and general information.

You can become a Buddy if you have good German and English skills, know the University and the campus quite well, and would like to act as a contact and guide for an international student during his or her first weeks at RWTH.

If you are a new international student who has just arrived in Aachen and who seeks advice and guidance by an experienced student, you have the opportunity to register as a mentee. Being a mentee will also count as a component for the Certificate Integration.

Before participating in the program as a buddy, you take part in a two-day intercultural training course. These trainings take place on a regular basis. For dates and further information, please take a look at the Calendar of the International Office. In order to register for a course, please contact out project coordinator, Dominika Dudzik.

As a rule, buddies and mentees participate in the program for at least three months; if desired, this period can be extended. It is mandatory for Certificate-International participants to submit an evaluation form to the International Office. The link to the evaluation form will be sent out to all participants by the end of the semester.

For further information on the buddy program, please visit our BeBuddy pages.

Please note

If, at the time of registration, you have already been a buddy or a mentee and have participated in the BeBuddy training course, you don't have to attend this course again.

Elective Components

Irrespective of whether you wish to obtain the Certificate-Mobility or the Certificate-Integration, you have to complete four electives in addition to the mandatory components. To obtain the Certificate, you will have to complete all mandatory components as well as the required number of electives.

Group 1

You must select at least two components from the list of group 1 electives:

Group 2

You should select at least two components from the list of group 2 electives: