Bridge Courses

  Students in a lecture hall Copyright: Mario Irrmischer

Repeat school math one more time? Polish up basic chemistry skills? All of that is possible before your studies through our bridge courses. 


Microsoft 365 for Students

In order to facilitate autonomy and communication among students in the virtual winter semester 2020/21, the Microsoft 365 service for students will be launched to coincide with the start of the bridge courses on September 23, 2020. This service is voluntary and will not be used for all courses.

The service is available to all enrolled students, i.e. its use requires them to have student status in RWTH's Identity Management System.

Before using the service, students must agree to the terms of use in RWTH Self Service. Then they can log in via RWTH Self Service. After agreeing to the terms of use, the online applications Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, Sway, Forms, Flow, PowerApps, and Yammer will all be available. Login Instructions will soon be available in the IT Center's Help Portal.

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RWTH Bridge Courses

Start in September

The bridge courses start in mid September and end shortly before lectures begin. You can freely determine which courses you would like to take. You can also register for two courses that overlap each other, and then later leave one early.

Basic Course: University Studies – the Transition Made Easy

The Basic Course: University Studies offers orientation tips and tricks to new RWTH students in addition to the preparatory bridge courses.


Online Courses (available throughout the year)

Online Math Course

Our online mathematics bridge course (OMB) is available to you for the whole year. – Online Course Higher Mathematics I

A new online course involving multiple universities has been developed by RWTH and FH Aachen as part of the Online Institutions NRW initiative. The course is designed for both pupils and students. Providing they pass the course, it means they start their studies with the advantage of already having acquired credit points.

From September and October 2020, for the first time, RWTH will be offering a guided version of the course, offering tutorials and questions and answer sessions, entitled hm4mint-intensiv.

Online Physics Cours

Our physics online bridge course is available to you for the whole year.


Overview of All Bridge Courses

Bridge courses taking place before the start of semester Date Online courses (offered throughout the year)

Basic Course: University Studies – the Transition made Easy

Tips and tricks for new RWTH students to help them quickly find their way

Starting October 1, 2020
Mathematics Bridge Course

September 28 to October 23, 2020 – Online course in Higher Maths

Online Mathematics Bridge Course (OMB+)

hm4mint-intensiv September 1 to October 24, 2020
Computer Science Bridge Course

October 19 to 23, 2020

Chemistry Bridge Course

October 5 to 23, 2020

Mathematical Methods in Physics
(for Physics students)

October 12 to 23, 2020

Online Bridge Course in Physics
(for students of all faculties)
Special Thinking and Design with CAD

September 21 to 25, 2020


October 19 to 23, 2020



Participation without Study Placement Acceptance

You can also participate in our bridge course even if you have not receive acceptance for a study placement in the NC process. Documentation of enrollment is not required.


Participation in the courses is voluntary and free of charge.