Welcome Bags Update (as of: July 1, 2021)
Please note that we are currently working on safety measures to hand over the Welcome Bags from winter term 2020/21 without taking any unnecessary risks. We will inform you about any further development on that matter.
Blended Welcome Weeks for International Students
For whom? All new international students at RWTH Aachen – full-degree and exchange students
When? From Tuesday, September 7 to Friday, October 1, 2021Copyright: © Andreas Schmitter
I am grateful that the International Office has organized the Online Welcome Week events. Despite Corona, I feel that I am sufficiently prepared to begin my studies.
Student from Pakistan
In the welcome week, we got full insight of everything related to studies, living and other aspects concerning the stay in Aachen.
Student from India
The idea of 2 orientation weeks: international welcome week and Einführungswoche was a great idea!
Student from Cameroon
Information about the Coronavirus Pandemic
The International Office Info Service Center updates its website regularly with information about the coronavirus pandemic. Please check our FAQ regularly to keep informed and find an overview of the free rapid test centers in Aachen (de).
Welcome Week for New International Students
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We are looking forward to welcoming you virtually as new international students to RWTH Aachen during our upcoming Welcome Week!
Since attending the online Welcome Week events is compulsory, please make sure to attend the respective online events and register for limited events if necessary. Participating in the online meetings with many advisors from the University and related institutions will guide you through your first steps in Aachen and help you manage your academic, personal and social transition to the University. Quick integration is the key to both your well-being and the future success in your studies. For this reason, we specifically offer a program adapted to your needs.
We hope you'll enjoy an unforgettable Blended Welcome Weeks!
Survival Guide for International Students
Welcome Weeks Highlights
- Online and on-site welcome events with the International Office
- Online and on-site presentations and advice sessions offered by the Admissions Office, Studierendenwerk Aachen, the Student Advice Center, your Student Union AStA, the Immigration Office and more!
- Meet your faculty advisor and your faculty student council online and have your academic questions answered during the Faculty Day
- Meet diverse International Office and RWTH services as well as partner organizations such as the Municipality of Aachen, Studierendenwerk, Health Insurance Company and more during the online Freshers’ Fair
- Get prepared for life in Germany thanks to our online intercultural modules and the Talk Show: How to survive in Germany
- Discover the University campus with the on-site Campus and Library Tours
- Make friends during our virtual and on-site social events and the on-site Global Village organized by the International Office and RWTH student associations
- Compete with your peers during the Welcome Games at the University Sports Center
- Win RWTH merchandise during various games and competitions
Stay tuned the entire time by liking our Facebook Page and following us on Instagram. You will have a chance to win surprise gift bags and RWTH Merchandise. Remember to share your Welcome Weeks experience using #RWTHWelcomeWeek!
If you are unable to attend the Welcome Weeks events, please take a look at our Latecomer subpage. All recorded online sessions and presentations will be posted on this page.
You would like to support our Welcome Week Program? Become a Welcome Week volunteer or a Welcome Week sponsor!
Please note that photo and video material is produced during on-site events of the Welcome Week, which might be published later on our websites, in social media and in print media. Please contact the photographer directly or email us if you either do not want to be photographed at all or do not want to be photographed in a certain situation.