Welcome Week Events






Day 1

Kick-Off Event & Welcome Day

Monday, March 30, 2020

9am to 1.30pm

Audimax, Foyer and Green Lecture Hall, Wüllnerstraße 9

  • Official Welcome from the International Office
  • How to use the RWTH network services
  • Organizing your stay as an exchange students
  • How to enroll with RWTHonline
  • How to apply for a residence permit

Day 1

Talk show: How to survive in Germany?

Monday, March 30, 2020

4:30 to 8.30pm

Audimax, Green Lecture Hall, Wüllnerstraße 9

  • Short intercultural Training
  • Interactive and humorous introduction to German culture by experienced international students
  • Free buffet with typical German fare offered by the International Office

Day 2

Getting Organized @Freshers’ Fair

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

9am to 2pm

Audimax, Green Lecture Hall and Foyer, Wüllnerstraße 9

  • Introduction to the University Sports Center
  • Learning German and foreign languages
  • Meet representatives from various RWTH service units, the faculties, and the city of Aachen – all in one place and at the same time!
  • Win RWTH Merchandise at the wheel of fortune
  • Free Brunch offered by the International Office
  • Campus and Library Tours

Day 3

Welcome Home Breakfast

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

10am to 1pm

Audimax, Green Lecture Hall and Foyer, Wüllnerstraße 9

  • Meet your faculty student council and many international student associations
  • Get to know RWTH students who have just come back from their stay abroad
  • Get introduced to the “Certificate International” program
  • Free Fotobooth
  • Free breakfast buffet offered by the International Office

Day 3

Movie Night

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

8pm to 11pm

RWTH Main Building, Aula, Templergraben 55

  • Watch a recent movie in its original version (English) in RWTH’s oldest building
  • Get introduced to RWTH Filmstudio’s offer for free!
  • Feel free to bring something to eat and/or drink. RWTH Filmstudio also sells low-priced snacks.

Day 4

Sports Day

Thursday, April 2, 2020

11am to 2pm

RWTH Sports Center, Königshügel
  • Discover the RWTH Sports Center facilities
  • Get to know international and local students during a sports tournament
  • Prizes for the best teams!

Day 5

Open consultation @International Office

Friday, April 3, 2020

9:30am to 12:30pm

Super C, Templergraben 57

  • Ask any unanswered questions during the open consultation event at the International Office

  • Info Service Center, Admissions Department, Incoming Student Services, BeBuddy Program, Housing Advice Service, and Welcome Center for international researchers



The Welcome Week Program for summer term 2020 will be available soon.


Welcome Week for PhD students

The Welcome Center for international researchers regularly offers events tailored to PhD students. If you are a PhD student, please register at the Welcome Center in order to stay tuned about upcoming events.


Welcome Guide

Check out the Welcome Week guide for further information on the different events offered and do not forget to download your Welcome Checklist.

You are not sure which event applies to you? We have used a color code in order to help you find out which activities you should participate in. If you are not sure, just ask one of the Welcome Week volunteers of Staff members present throughout the week.

You need to enroll but the Welcome Week events are compulsory? Do not worry. You can attend your enrolment appointment, which will last approximately 10 minutes and meet us again at the next Welcome Week even planned.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Aachen and RWTH!


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