Application to First Course Semester


Information Material and Contact Offices

Legal information about beginning studies is published each semester in the brochure RWTH-Info zur Studienaufnahme at the beginning of May for the following winter semester and the beginning of December for the following summer semester.

Carefully read the information, note your questions, and make sure to get these answered before the application deadline passes. The Student Advice Centre and Registrar's Office offer presentations about the application process each year.

Please also pay attention to our FAQ page.

Nationality Course of Study Application Deadline for Winter Semester Application Deadline for Summer Semester
German X1 restricted admission (NC) Till July 15 of every year (final deadline) Till January 15 of every year (final deadline)
open admission Till October 20 of every year (final deadline) Till April 20 of every year (final deadline)
open admission

October 20

April 20

EU/EEA restricted admission

Till July 15 (final deadline)

Till January 15 (final deadline)


X1 German citizenship or a German Abitur or university degree

X2 EU/EEA citizens with foreign proof of education. EEA countries include Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.


International Prospective Students

We explain the application process for all other international prospective students under: