Bridge Courses

  Students in a lecture hall Copyright: Mario Irrmischer

Repeat school math one more time? Refresh French or Latin skills or start learning them? Polish up basic chemistry skills? Experience a lecture hall for the first time? Get to know nice fellow students? Discover Aachen and the university?  All of that is possible before your studies through our bridge courses. 



In the Bridge Course Brochure, you can find out everything you need to know about registration, material, and bridge course topics for the academic year.

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Classroom Courses

Start in August

The bridge courses start in August 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 Aachen University 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.

Online Physics Cours

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


Overview of Bridge Courses

Mathematics – Online Course Higher Mathematics I

Online Mathematics Bridge Course (OMB+)

Computer Science

Mathematics Methods in Physics (for physics students)

Online Bridging Course Physics (for students of all faculties)

Special Thinking and Design with CAD



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.

Dining Hall

You can eat in the Aachen Student Services dining halls for the student price during the bridge courses, if you show your participation confirmation.

Public Transport Ticket for Bus and Railway

You can purchase a public transport ticket (de), which is valid for the duration of the bridge course, from the AStA Students' Committee. It will be available from the beginning of the course – either at the lecture hall (in the first two course days) or from the AStA Office.

When purchasing the ticket, you will need to present your participation certificate, which you receive during the first course session. Please note that it is not possible to obtain the participation ticket in advance.

Parking Permit

You can obtain a parking permit for the duration of the bridge course. The permit can obtained from the General Students' Committee, AStA for short. You can get more information about the parking permits either in your bridge course or directly from .