Orientation Week for School Students


Student Advice Centre building


+49 241 80 94050



The Student Advice Centre offers school students a comprehensive program of presentations during the Easter holiday in North-Rhine Westphalia. You can put together information packet yourself every day; the individual modules repeat daily. Enjoy as much of RWTH Aachen as you want, and create your own information week.

Attention International Students and Non-German Speakers!

Please note that this event is targeted towards German speakers and pupils who are either completing their university entrance certificate in Germany or are from the EU. Not all the rules and guidelines explained at this event are applicable to international students. Additionally, this event is held exclusively in German.

What to study? How to study? And one should also know...

Are you about to take the Abitur? Are your future plans becoming more concrete? But the world of university studies still isn't tangible? The RWTH Aachen orientation week will help you to get to know the basic factors of university studies and see studies in a better light. The content of studies is not the focus. The presentations, discussion, and personal conversations should act as orientation guides.

During RWTH orientation week, you will have a unique opportunity to get a taste of everyday university life by attending regular lectures. There is no need to register beforehand. Just take a look at the information at lecture visits for school students (de); you may already find something you are interested in. Please note that on these days no detailled information will be given with regard to specific content of the university's course offerings. RWTH Aaachen offers specific Advising Days (de) for this purpose instead.


Registration is not necessary.

What Awaits You

  1. Find the right subject for you
  2. Tips for a correct application
  3. Get to know RWTH Aachen


Every day offers you certain program points. Shape your day at RWTH Aachen, as you wish.


Bring clarity to information chaos. We will explain simply and understandably, what the Bachelor, Master, and NC are and how you find the course of study that is truly right for you. Furthermore you can get your questions answered by a student during a campus tour.

The Components
Module When? What? Where?

Module 1

daily 9:30 to 10:30am

Presentation and Q & A afterwards

Studing at RWTH Aachen: an overview

The World of Studies - Studying, What Does That Mean?

SuperC, Templergraben 57, Ford Hall, 6 Floor

Module 2

daily 10:45 to 11:45am

Steps towards choosing a course of study

SuperC, Templergraben 57, Ford Hall, 6 Floor

Module 3

daily 12 noon to 12:45pm

Tour of RWTH Aachen core areas: Students show the important and centrally located RWTH Aachen institutions such as lecture halls, seminar rooms, cafeterias, library, and more

Meeting point: Entry area SuperC, Templergraben 57

Module 4

daily 2 to 3pm

Presentation and Q & A: Application, Enrollment? What is an NC? An overview

SuperC, Templergraben 57, Ford Hall, 6 Floor