Application to First Course Semester

Information Material and Contact Offices

Legal information about beginning studies is published each semester in the brochure RWTH-Info zur Studienaufnahme at the beginning of May for the following winter semester and the beginning of December for the following summer semester.

Carefully read the information, note your questions, and make sure to get these answered before the application deadline passes. The Student Advice Centre and Registrar's Office offer presentations about the application process each year.

Please also pay attention to our FAQ page.

Deadlines
Nationality Course of Study Application Deadline for Winter Semester Application Deadline for Summer Semester
German X1 restricted admission (NC) Till July 15 of every year (final deadline) Till January 15 of every year (final deadline)
open admission No application necessary, see enrollment
EU/EEA X2
open admission

October 31
(October 15 recommended)

Applicants who are citizens of an EU/EEA country must apply and enroll by October 31.

Because it takes some time to process your application, we recommend applying by October 15.

April 30
(April 15 recommended
)

Applicants who are citizens of an EU/EEA country must apply and enroll by April 30.

Because it takes some time to process your application, we recommend applying by April 30.

EU/EEA restricted admission

Till July 15 (final deadline)

Till January 15 (final deadline)

X1 German citizenship or a German Abitur or university degree

X2 EU/EEA citizens with foreign proof of education. EEA countries include Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

International Prospective Students

We explain the application process for all other international prospective students under: