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First-Year Students

Welcome to RWTH Aachen University

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Getting to know the various offers available at RWTH will help you master the initial phase of your studies. You will find tips and tricks for a smooth transition to university on the following pages.

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First-Year Orientation

Students on their way to a first-year orientation session © Andreas Schmitter

You should definitely enter the introductory week as a key event in your calendar, because we will give you a systematic introduction to student life in general and vital insights into relevant matters.

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Welcome Week for International Students

International students at the Welcome Week © Claudia Pankanin

International Office helps ease new international students into studying at RWTH with Welcome Week, which is held in English.

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Virtual Tour of RWTH


In this short clip, our student assistants will present the most important institutions at RWTH so that prospective students can get to know the University from home.

Gain Credits Before Starting Your Studies

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In light of the coronavirus pandemic, RWTH wants to make the most of the opportunities offered by increased digitization. It is offering prospective engineering students the chance to complete the first semester module (Higher) Mathematics 1 as part of the online course "HM4mint-intensiv" and to take the exam before actually starting their course of study.

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How to Study?

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How exactly is being a student at university different from school? How can I organize my studies in the best way possible? Find answers to these and other questions on the following pages.

Advising for Students

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If you have many questions and cannot discern who you should contact for each one, get in touch with the Student Advice Center – ZSB for short. The team will support you in all matters concerning your studies and help you find the right contacts at RWTH.

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Advising and Services for International Students

The Info Service Center Team © Martin Braun

The multicultural team of the Info Service Center offers information and services for international and German students. The Info Service Center is your gateway to the world of the International Office and will gladly answer your questions and provide general information on a vast range of topics.

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