Re-Enrollment Winter Semester 2023/24

  Students in a lecture hall Copyright: © Mario Irrmischer

Students enrolled at RWTH Aachen must re-register before the start of every semester, so that they can continue their studies.

The Registrar's Office sends a reminder email at the beginning of the re-registration period and one week before the deadline with all the necessary information.

Information about the amount of the student body and social contribution fee, banking details, etc. can be found in RWTHonline when the re-registration period begins.



Melanie Taschbach

Letters S - Z


+49 241 80 94516



How Do I Re-Register?

By paying the semester fees on time, you officially submit your request to continue your studies.

The amount has to be received by RWTH Aachen by the end of the re-registration period, i.e. the value date of your bank transfer has to be prior to - and including - the last day of the registration period.

If the fee is received after the deadline, you will have to pay a handling fee for late enrollment according to the RWTH Aachen Charges Statute from July 25, 2011.

You are officially re-enrolled after the University has received payment of your semester fee and was able to identify you as the payer. To facilitate identification, please use the payment reference given in RWTHonline when you initiate the bank transfer .


View Current Status

You can view your current status in RWTHonline. If you re-enrolled, click on certificates to download your current certificate of enrollment.

Re-Enrollment Ban

You are barred from re-registering for the current semester! Re-registration is therefore only possible once this barring order has been removed. If the barring order is not removed, you will be de-registered from the University ex officio. At the end of the re-registration period for a summer semester (deadline March 1), de-registration takes place on the first Friday in May retroactively to the end of the previous winter semester (i.e. March 31). At the end of the re-registration period for a winter semester, de-registration takes place on the first Friday in November retroactively to the end of the previous summer semester (i.e. September 30).

In your own interest, please ensure in good time that the barring order is removed before the de-registrations take place. If you are not aware of why you have been barred from re-registering or if you have any questions, please contact the for further information. If you are de-registered ex officio you will be automatically deregistered from all courses and your semester ticket will no longer be valid!

Re-Enrollment Ban for Exchange Students

The re-enrollment process for exchange students is identical to that of regular students at the University. There is one exception for students who stay longer at RWTH Aachen than originally planned, i.e. who extend their stay by another semester: by default, these students are initially debarred from re-enrollment. If you are an exchange student who wants to to apply for an extension of your stay, the Departmental Coordinator of your faculty must agree to notify the International Office of your intention to extend your stay. This notification is required for every semester that you wish extend your stay at RWTH Aachen.

As soon as this notification is received by the International Office, your the ban is lifted on your account and you can re-enroll for the following semester. Please contact your departmental adviser on time so that you can re-enroll on time.

If you have any questions on this process, please contact Incoming Student Services at the International Office.

Semester Fee and Fee Amount

You can use RWTHonline to find out which current semester fee you need to pay. To find out what payment details you need to individually note, so that the payment entry is automatically connected to your student ID number, look in your personal account.

Please use only the reference provided in RWTHonline, as this allows your payment to be automatically linked to your student ID number, and thus automatically re-enrolls you.

What happens if I re-enroll late?

If you re-enroll late, a late fee will be charged in accordance with the RWTH Aachen Charges Statute from July 25, 2011 in the currently valid version. The late fee is currently 7.60 euros.

The semester ticket cannot be sent nor can you register for exams or courses through RWTHonline till you re-enroll.

If the student body and social contribution fee have not been transferred by October 31 for the winter semester or April 30 for the summer semester, the University will terminate your enrollment.

Re-Enrollment Unsuccessful

Did you pay the student body and social contribution fee but were not re-enrolled? This is treated as an individual case. Please write a short to the Registrar's Office. Make sure to include your student ID number.

If you accidentally transferred too much money, you can request to have the amount returned with the Request for Reimbursement of Fees and Contributions. We ask that you submit this request in a timely fashion to the Registrar's Office - preferably via email.

Please Note

If you are not taking take any more exams in the next semester, you do not have to re-enroll. You do not have to re-enroll for grades to be recorded or for certificates to be issued.