Application to First Semester for Internationals
Please note that all international applicants who are not legally equivalent to German citizens in terms of admission must complete a TestAS aptitude test before applying to RWTH. The test is offered four times a year only, so please make sure to register for the test in time!
Please note: If you want to apply for admission to the 2021 summer semester, you can apply for exemption from the TestAS requirement if you have a university entrance qualification with an average grade/GPA of 2.5 or better (German grading system). This exemption, however, does not apply to candidates applying to the medicine (model course of study) and dentistry degree programs.
What to Do
- Create a single PDF for each of the documents listed on this page below.
- Fill out the online application. The link to the application portal is in the yellow box on the right.
- Upload the required documents at the end of the application
Click "send" to submit your application. You are no longer required to send your documents to us via mail. Any documents you wish to provide after applying, must also be uploaded online. Documents sent afterwards via mail will not be accepted.
The following documents are required:
- Documents proving you are eligible to study in Germany (university entrance qualification). These are typically school transcripts or school-leaving certificates, assessment tests, semesters already completed at a university at home, university acceptance examinations, and the like. Please note that you must have complete proof of the university entrance qualification. You can find more information about the university entrance qualification on the anabin website.
- Tabular resume
TestAS taken in German with the required subject-specific test module and an average percentage ranking of 70 or more. Attention! To apply for medicine (model course of study) or dentistry, your ranking must be 80 or more.
If your documents are not originally in German or English, you must have them translated by a certified translator and submit a copy of the original and a copy of the certified translation. Please note that in such cases, the copy of the translation or the copy of the original alone is insufficient. We can only process your application when both copies have been submitted.
|Course of Study||Application Deadline for the Winter Semester||Application Deadline for the
|Open-admission course of study||October 20||April 20|
|Restricted-admission course of study (NC)||July 15||January 15|