Application for a Higher Course Semester
Restricted Admission Bachelor's and Master's Course of Study
Some courses of study have restricted admission in their higher semesters, that is starting the second core semester, and require an application. Please refer to our courses of study or the current RWTH Info on Applying for a Higher Semester to determine which courses of study are affected.
You can download the RWTH Info on Applying for a Higher Semester at the bottom of this page around the middle of July for the winter semester and around the middle of January for the summer semester.
The Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia determines the admissions numbers every semester for study placements in higher core semesters at RWTH Aachen. The number of students, who re-registered before the deadline is substrated from this number.
If there are still spots available after the re-registration deadline has passed, they are allocated to applicants in corresponding courses of study through a selection process.
Please note: After the application deadline has passed, admissions and rejection letters will be uploaded to Selfservice. This only happens, however, if an allocation process took place.
Open Admission Master's Course of Study
In order to enroll in a higher core semester of an open admission Master's course of study, you must apply by the deadline and have your background education reviewed (acceptance letter with provisions) by the respective Faculty's examination board. If you do not apply by the deadline, you cannot enroll in a higher core semester.
|Course of Study||Winter Semester||Summer Semester||Application|
|Restricted admission courses of study
|September 15 every year||March 15 every year||Application|
|Open admission courses of study
|August 15 every year||February 15 every year||Application|
International Prospective Students
We explain the application process for all other international prospective students under: