Welcome Week for International Students


For whom? All new international students at RWTH Aachen – full-degree and exchange students

When? From Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3, 2020

International students at the Welcome Week Copyright: Claudia Pankanin

The orientation week was something new for me. The international office helped me a lot to feel Aachen like a home. I didn't feel homesickness due to the splendid events of the international office.

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



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We are looking forward to welcoming you as new international students to RWTH Aachen in the next Welcome Week!

Since attending Welcome Week is compulsory, please make sure to arrive in Aachen in time for this event. Participating in the information sessions and meeting 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 wish you an unforgettable Welcome Week!


Your Welcome Week Checklist

Your Welcome Week Checklist for Summer Term 2020


Welcome Week Highlights

  • An official address by the International Office welcoming students to RWTH Aachen University
  • Presentations and advice sessions offered by the Admissions Office, the Immigrations Office, the IT ServiceDesk and many more!
  • Meet the Career Services, University Sports Center, RWTH Language Center, Student Advice Center, Faculty Advisors and many more at the Freshers’ Fair.
  • Meet many international student associations and RWTH students at the Welcome Home Breakfast.
  • Take part in a Campus or Library Tour.
  • Get prepared for life with Germany thanks to a short intercultural training and a Talk Show
  • Make friends during our social events such as the Welcome Home Breakfast, the Movie Night or the Quiz Night!

Welcome events 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.


    Get impressions from past Welcome Weeks and do not forget to check out the detailed program for the upcoming Welcome Week.

    Stay tuned throughout the week by liking our Facebook Page and following us on Instagram. You will have a chance to win surprise gift bags and RWTH Merchandise. Do not forget to share your Welcome Week experience using #RWTHWelcomeWeek!

    If you are unable to attend Welcome Week, please take a look at our offers for latecomers. All Welcome Week presentations will be posted on this page.

    You would like to support Welcome Week? Become a Welcome Week volunteer or a Welcome Week sponsor!

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