Application Master for Internationals
You must always apply for a study placement in a Master's course of study. In addition to German language courses of study, RWTH Aachen also offers English language courses of study.
Application for a German or English Language Master's Course of Study
Please apply online via the RWTHonline application process – the link is given below. You will not have to send any documents to RWTH, with the sole exception being applicants to the Urban Planning and Transforming City Regions Master's courses, who have to send their portfolio by mail.
The application period for winter semester 2020/21 for applicants from EU/EEA countries as well as for students already enrolled at RWTH starts on May 4, 2020. International students who do not come from an EU/EEA country can apply for open-admission Master's courses starting in the summer semester 2021 from June 1, 2020.
You must first check the application deadlines further down this page. Applications are only accepted during certain periods and will not be accepted at other times.
The first step to applying is to make sure you have all the required documents as PDFs – you can find a list of these documents further down this page.
Once you have these PDFs ready, fill out the online application form – you can find the link to the online application form in the yellow box entitled Online Application on the top right of this page.
You will need the following documents to apply (upload these as PDFs at the end of your application):
- Copy of your transcript of records or your diploma supplement. Please submit a transcript of records with all the semesters you have studied. When you apply you have to be able to provide grades all the semesters you have studied except your last two semesters of study.
- A module catalog or course descriptions of all the courses you completed in your studies. If these are available on your university’s webpage, you can also upload a PDF that shows the link to this page. If you do not, or cannot upload a module catalog, the respective Examination Board will still review your application for your eligibility for your chosen course(s) of study. Your application may however have to be rejected due to your missing module catalog.
- If you are applying to start a course of study in a higher core semester: a copy of your final academic transcript.
- Tabular resume
Additional documents required by the Examination Board of your Master's course of study (for example Graduate Record of Examination (GRE) result, TestAS). Please check the webpages for your chosen course(s) of study carefully to find out if you need to submit any additional documents in your application.
Translation of Your Documents
If your documents were not issued in German or English, you must have a certified translator translate them into either German or English. The copies do not need to be notarized. Please note that in such cases, the copy of the translation or the copy of the original alone is insufficient – make sure to upload both!
Deadlines for Applicants from Non-EU/EEA Countries
|Subject||Application Deadline for the Winter Semester 2020/21||Application Deadline for the Summer Semester|
September 1 (exception, see below)
|restricted admission (NC)||
If you are currently enrolled as a student at RWTH (for example as an exchange student or in a German course and you have a student ID number), your application deadline is July 15 for the winter semester and January 15 for the summer semester. These application deadlines also apply to applicants who hold a German university degree relevant to the qualification for the Master's program they are applying for.
Deadlines for Applicants from EU/EEA Countries
|Subject||Application Deadline for the Winter Semester 2020/21||Application Deadline for theSommer Semester|
|restricted admission (NC)||August 20|
These are final deadlines – any applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted.
If you have applied on time, you can submit additional documents up to September 20 in the case of restricted-admission Master's courses of study for winter semester 2020/21 and up to February 15 for applications for the summer semester. You cannot submit additional documents after the application deadline for open-admission courses of study. The documents submitted by the application deadline form the basis of the review of your educational background.
You do not have to have already completed your Bachelor's studies to be able to apply for a Master's program.