Applying for a Vocational Training Spot

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Possibilities for Applying for a Vocational Training Spot at RWTH Aachen

There are three ways to submit your application to RWTH Aachen: online, in person, or per mail.

  • We explain the online application process step-by-step . You sumit your application through our Online Portal
  • You can also submit your application to us in person: RWTH Aachen, Division 8.4, Pontstraße 41, 52062 Aachen. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
  • If you would like to mail your application, send it to:

    RWTH Aachen
    Abteilung 8.4
    52056 Aachen

Please note:

Applications can be sent loose without a folder!

For equal opportunity reasons, please do not include a photo with your application.

Our vocational training positions are open to all, regardless of gender.


It's possible that you will want to apply to variety of positions in different career fields. In this case, please submit one application per vocation. You can mail all of the applications together in one envelope to save on postage costs.


This Belongs in Your Application

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resumé
  3. Copy of your last two school certificates (Exception MATSE Applications: Copy of your certificate from the Allgemeine Hochschulreife or the certificates for the last three half school years)

The Right Time for Your Application

Selection of apprentices begins in August of the preceding year. At this time, all open positions are filled by rolling admission. You should apply as early as possible! The later we receive your application, the less open spots there are available.


Application Deadline

There is an application deadline for the following vocations. It ends on May 31 of the year of hire.

  • Electronics technician for devices and systems
  • Management assistant for office management
  • Management assistant for dialogue marketing
  • Industrial mechanic
  • Technical product designer

However please note: The application deadline is only relevant if there are still open vocation spots up to that point. If all of the spots in a vocation are filled, no more applications will be accepted - even if the application deadline has not passed yet. There is not an application deadline for any other vocations. However, please remember: Your applications will be accepted until a preselection has taken place or all spots are filled.

The Online Application for the vocations listed above can only be submitted till May 24. For technical reasons, the log in for the respective vocations stops work one week before the application deadline. Applications will only be accepted per mail after this day.


Applications from Disabled Persons

Our university has been recognized with the "Prädikat behindertenfreundlich" for its efforts to train and employ disabled persons.  We particularly desire applications from qualified disabled persons.  This also applies for equals with a disability degree between 30 and 50.  You can refer to Sozialgesetzbuch Neun (§2 SGB IX) to find out which individuals this includes. 

If you, as a disabled individual, have the right to compensation for any disadvantages or particular conditions during the selection process (e.g. sign language interpreter, an individual test, longer test time),  please provide us with the corresponding proof.  Make arrangements for the alternative conditions before you take the test.  If you are interested in a posted position, please submit the proof (e.g. the Feststellungsbescheid eines Versorgungsamtes) to the RWTH Aachen Staff Disabilities Liaison as early as possible.