Education Fund© Peter Winandy
Thinking the future - this is RWTH Aachen University's guiding principle. Our students are the most important factor in this regard. After all, they are the intelligent, innovative, and curious minds who will not only "think" our future but who will also shape it. By offering these talented individuals our support so that they can fully immerse themselves in their studies, we are at the same time investing in the future of our society. Will you join us?
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. mult. Ulrich Rüdiger
Rector of RWTH Aachen University
What is the Education Fund?
RWTH Aachen University is one of the eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. The RWTH Education Fund was founded in cooperation with proRWTH in the 2009/2010 winter semester to allow outstanding students to successfully focus on their studies without having to worry about finances.
The Porsche IT Campus RWTH Aachen Scholarship and the Germany Scholarship of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research are currently offered at RWTH through this scholarship program.
Who is funded?
Support is given to students who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary academic achievements and who show particular potential. In the long term, we would like to support ten percent of our best students with a scholarship from the RWTH Education Fund.
In addition to outstanding academic achievements, personal life experience, extracurricular activities and involvement in community service, or an applicant's social background can also be taken into account. The application process takes place every year to also offer new outstanding students the opportunity to receive a scholarship.
To date, we have been able to award funding to approximately 20 percent of the students applying for a scholarship in a given year.
What else is there besides money?
In addition to financial support, the Education Fund offers all scholarship recipients non-monetary support in the form of a framework program.
Thanks to the financial and personal commitment of the donors, we can also offer a program comprising social, cultural, and sporting activities or events for both donors and scholarship recipients. The aim is to create a lively network and continuous exchange between scholarship holders and sponsors.