International Applicants – Bachelor/State Exam


Online Applications

Applications for the 2024 summer semester open December 4, 2023

Please note: All RWTH bachelor's programs start in the winter semester. For this reason, you can apply for admission in the summer semester only if you wish to be enrolled in a higher semester of your chosen degree program.

RWTHonline Selfservice lets you see the current status of your application, including information about any missing documents. If you are applying for a restricted-admission course of study, we recommend checking the status of your application before the application deadline – March 15, 2024 – to ensure that no documents are missing and that you can be included in the allocation process.

The International Office will only inform you that documents are missing via Selfservice. It is your own responsibility to regularly check your application status.


There are different processes for applying for a university placement in a basic course of study, that is, a course leading to a first university degree, such as a Bachelor's or a Staatsexamen program.

An important difference exists between restricted admission (NC) and open admission subjects. Restricted admission subjects are those courses of study that have an exclusion grade, the so called numerus clausus or NC.

In NC subjects there are less spots available than there applications. For this reason, not even applicants who fulfill all the general requirements can be guaranteed admission.

In open admission subjects, there are sufficient spots for all suitable applicants. A rejection is only given if an application does not fulfill the formal or educational criteria.

Application Process and German Course

On these linked pages, we explain the application process for the first semester of restricted admission and open admission Bachelor’s and Staatsexamen courses of study and let you know what you need to be aware of when applying to a higher semester.

If you are interested in completing a preparatory German course before beginning your studies, please note the information about applying to the preparatory German course at RWTH Aachen University.



Applications at Contact

Faculty 1

Janine Muth
+49 241 80 90675

Faculty 5

Faculty 6

Maike Schmitz
+49 241 80 90365

Faculty 3

Faculty 7 (Single-Subject Degree Programs)

Dagmar Rödingen
+49 241 80 90672

Faculty 2

Faculty 4

Faculty 8

Thomas Jansen
+49 241 80 90673

Faculty 10

Elena Malang Falch
+49 241 80 90648
Faculty 7 (Multiple-Subject Degree Programs) Dominik Frantzen
+49 241 80 90671