First-Year Orientation

  Students in a lecture hall at the orientation welcome Copyright: © Andreas Schmitter

In the winter semester 2023/24, the RWTH first year student induction week will take place from October 2, 2023. To ensure that the freshly arrived students are well prepared to start their first lectures during these unusual times, the student councils, i.e. the student representatives, organize the introductory week in coordination with the faculties and subject groups and the University management. 


Getting to Know Studies and University and City Life

The goal is to successfully transition into student life, getting to know fellow students in addition to the university and city of Aachen, and having the best possible start here.


Welcome Week for International Students

Starting with the 2017/18 winter semester the International Office will offer an additional welcome week for international students. This will be held one week before the orientation week. This offer is in English and is intended to facilitate the entry into the university for the new international students.


Students with Disabilities or a Chronic Illness

First-year orientation is for all students. That means students with a disability or chronic illness – such as autism – are welcome to attend! If necessary you can always turn to the officers for the concerns of disabled and chronically ill students if you have questions or need support during the event and beyond. Additional information has been put together here.