Funding Rates and Programs Within the Strategic Partnership RWTH Aachen University – Tsinghua University


RWTH Aachen University continues its succesful Strategic Partnership with renowned Tsinghua University in Beijing and further extends the joint cooperation.

Professor Ernst Schmachtenberg, Rector of RWTH Aachen University, and Professor QIU Yong, President of Tsinghua University, signed a respective Letter of Intent for 2017 and 2018.

Every year Master and PhD students as well as Post Docs and professors of both partner universities can apply for funding of research and teaching stays at the partner institution. For this purpose, RWTH Aachen University established the new funding program "RWTH – Tsinghua Research Fellowships“.

You may find all the information on this program as well as on other programs managed by RWTH Aachen or external agencies in the charts below.

The International Office of RWTH Aachen University offers consultancy and support for applications of individuals, institutes and departments.

RWTH Aachen Program Target Group Application Further Information
Aachen-Tsinghua Clean Energy Lab

Students in the Energy Engineering course of study ("Energietechnik"). The Master's thesis is jointly supervised by the IKDG (RWTH) and the BP Clean Energy and Education Centre (Tsinghua) at Tsinghua University

Ten weeks prior to the start of the semester at the latest


Nils Petersen

ISAP-Programm des DAAD Master students from the

School of Business and Economics

January 15 Contact
PROMOS RWTH Aachen students December 1
June 1



RWTH - Tsinghua University Junior Research Fellowships Master students (research projects) and doctoral candidates from RWTH Aachen and Tsinghua University March 31
September 30



RWTH - Tsinghua University Senior Research Fellowships At least postdoc position at Tsinghua University March 31
September 30



External Program Target Group Application Further Information
China Scholarship Council Students, doctoral candidates and postdocs from China Refer to website Websitecontact via the Chinese partner university
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - Individualstipendien Students, doctoral candidates and postdocs Up to 12 months before the project DAAD Scholarships Database
DAAD – Förderung für Hochschulen Workshops, summer schools and study programs for students, doctoral candidates and postdocs Varies according to program DAAD Webseite Förderpgrogramme für Hochschulen (de)
Heinrich Hertz Stiftung At least postdoc position in NRW or abroad At least 3 months before the next selection committee meeting

Website (German only)

Jessica Hannemann, Academic Affairs

Sino-German Center – DFG/NSFC Förderung für Workshops und Symposien At least postdocs from Germany with their Chinese partners Refer to website Website and contact


Please note

Double funding, i.e. receiving multiple grants from several scholarship programs offered by RWTH Aachen or other public funding organizations, is not possible.