Studies for Senior Citizens Program Starting Again in October




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Studies for Senior Citizens program will start again on October 1, 2023, offering a wide selection of topics and activities in the upcoming summer semester. The new course guide is available now.


The program’s focus is on regular RWTH course offerings that are also open to senior citizens. The University is thereby actively promoting intergenerational dialogue, from which both young and older students can benefit. Additional events are offered to senior citizen students only – for instance, the popular Wednesday seminar. These lectures are held exclusively in German and range from topics such as “Closure of the A544 – A Catastrophe for Aachen?” to “ChatGPT” and “Witches and Witch-Hunting: Biblical, Historical, and Art Historical Perspectives.”

For 100 euros per semester – exemption from fees is possible in justified individual cases – interested senior students can put together a cross-disciplinary timetable. Anyone can participate, regardless of age, with or without a high school diploma. However, an academic degree cannot be obtained; this would require enrolment in a regular course of study.

The registration period begins on September 11 and ends on November 10, 2023. Registration materials and a bank transfer slip are included in the course guide. Senior citizens who have participated in the previous two semesters will receive the brochure in the mail. The course guide is also available at some local Sparkasse branches or in bookstores. You can also find it at the Info Center located in the foyer of the Super C building, Templergraben 57, or at the RWTH Shop in the Main Building, Templergraben 55. It is also available online through the Studies for Senior Citizens website.