International

Info Service Center for Students

Info-Service Center Team © Tamara Weber

The Info Service Center provides advice and assistance to all students.

Personal office hours: Open office hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm, Fridays by appointment only
Telephone Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30 to 4pm
Online office hours via Zoom: Wednesdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm (we will get you out of the Zoom waiting room as soon as a staff member is free)

Program and Exchange Students

Two students talk to each other © Martin Braun

Are you planning to spend a semester abroad or do an internship at RWTH Aachen University? Here you can find important information about formal requirements for one of our exchange or mobility programs, application procedures, as well as advice on planning and organizing your stay at RWTH Aachen as a visiting student. We look forward to meeting you!

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International Opportunities

Woman looks into camera © Martin Braun

Study abroad in Sweden and in internship in the USA shortly before writing your thesis? Here you find information about possibilities for stays abroad, where internships abroad are offered, and how to organize study abroad.

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Welcome Center for Researchers

Welcome Services Team © Claudia Pankanin/RWTH Aachen

We advise and support international researchers who are planning a stay at RWTH Aachen University. Furthermore, we provide assistance for self-help in non-academic matters concerning your stay in Aachen. Photo: Nadine Hermanns

Service Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm and Wednesdays 1 to 4pm

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Degree Students

A group of RWTH alumni at the graduation celebration © Kurt Beyer

You are interested in completing a bachelor, master or doctoral degree at RWTH Aachen University? You will find more information on the following webpages.

Internationalization

Here you can find out more about RWTH Aachen's internationalization strategy and current projects and dates.

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Welcome Week

Room with visitors at the Welcome Day © Andreas Schmitter

We are very pleased to invite you – our new international students at RWTH – to our Welcome Week!

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Information for Faculties

A pen lying on a questionnaire © Nadine Hermanns

Information on aspects of RWTH Aachen University's internationalization especially geared towards institutes and faculty can be found in the University's intranet.

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IntSpire – The Prize for Internationalization

Three blue balloons © Stanislava Petkova

With the prize, IntSpire, RWTH will honor individuals and institutions at the University that have made an extraordinary contribution to its further internationalization. Please submit your nominations between September 1 and October 15!

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BeBuddy

two students upon arrival at the train station © Anna Horst

BeBuddy is a mentoring program offered by the RWTH Aachen International Office. It was established to help new, enrolled international students with the start of their studies at the University and everyday life in Aachen.

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Certificate International

A stack of certificates © Nadine Hermanns

Are you studying at RWTH Aachen and plan on completing a semester abroad soon? Do you feel at home here and want to contribute to the University's internationalization? Then we have just the thing for you!

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Accommodation

Houses in the center of Aachen © RWTH Aachen

Whether a room in a dorm, sharing an apartment, or your very own place – if you are going to study in Aachen or come here for a research stay, you will need to start looking for accommodation early on.

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Extracurricular & Leisure Activities

Academic Assistance for Refugees

People in advisory conversation © Tatiana Reichert

By providing targeted advising early on, the RWTH Aachen International Office wishes to ensure that refugees interested in studies obtain information about the requirements for university admission and about what steps they may need to take to qualify for studies.

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Capacity Building Working Group

Globe showing Europe and Africa © Timo Merki

Learn more about RWTH’s commitment to collaborate with countries of the Global South and about our university-wide working group in the area of capacity building here.

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Humboldt Haus

Humboldt Haus gate © Nadine Hermanns

As an international meeting place and event location for international/intercultural events, the Humboldt Haus offers a large and diverse program.

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Sustainability in the Internationalization Strategy

SuperC forecourt © René Seyfarth

RWTH's International Office is working on aligning its own activities, projects, and programs with RWTH's Sustainability Mission Statement and minimizing the conflict of goals between international mobility and sustainability as much as possible.

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Coronavirus FAQ

Humboldt Haus gate © Stanislava Petkova

In this section you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the coronavirus.

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FAQ About the War in Ukraine

RWTH Main Building © Peter Hinschläger

In this section you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the war in Ukraine.

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