Exchange and Study Abroad at RWTH


The University and the Aachen Region


RWTH Aachen University

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With 47,000 students, 9 faculties, and 260 institutes, RWTH is the largest research campus in Europe with a focus on industry-relevant research.

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Welcome to Aachen


Aachen is a beautiful historic city at the heart of Europe that offers a vibrant student life and international flair.

Your Stay at RWTH


RWTH welcomes international exchange and project students. Enhance your future career with a semester abroad at our University.


Incoming Student Service

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Do you need more information about organizing an exchange semester at RWTH? Feel free to contact our Incoming Student Service team.

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Your Path to RWTH Aachen University

Exchange Programs and Application Info

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Get more information on application requirements and procedures for all exchange programs.


Subject-Related Preparation

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Find out about the courses offered at RWTH and the necessary language or subject requirements.

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Scholarships for Incoming Students

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Check here to see if you qualify for any scholarships to help you make your stay in Aachen financially easier to bear.

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Accommodation in Aachen

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Everyone participating in an exchange program must find a place to stay in Aachen on their own. Our Housing Team will be happy to guide you in your search.

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Student Life at RWTH and in Aachen

Welcome Week for International Students


The extensive orientation program at the beginning of each semester is the perfect opportunity to get to know the University and the city and to make new friends.

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BeBuddy Mentoring Program


This thriving peer-to-peer student mentoring program teams up local students with new international students to help them get a successful start in Aachen.

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Student Clubs and Associations

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We have a wide range of student associations and clubs to choose from. Meet new friends who share your hobbies or discover a new interest.

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University Sports Center

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The center offers an extensive and affordable sports program for members of Aachen’s Universities. Qualified instructors train competitive athletes and teach fun and motivating fitness and movement classes.

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Information for Other Target Groups and About Our Network Initiatives


Partner Universities

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Helpful information for our partner universities, including a fact sheet and info about nominating participants.

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Network Initiatives

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Degree Students

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