What To Do After Enrolling

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There are a few things you should take care of after enrolling.


Information for the Study Orientation Phase:

To make it easier for you to start your studies, you will find important information about Orientation Week, organizing your studies, RWTH's counseling services, and much more, on the page below.


Student Body and Social Contribution Fee

Upon enrolling at RWTH Aachen, you will receive details about how to pay your student body and social contribution fee.

Please follow the instructions and use the payment details provided so that we can automatically assign the payment to your student ID number. As soon as your payment has been received in the RWTH Aachen account, your enrollment is complete. For this reason, you should pay the semester fee as soon as possible.

Activation of IT Center Services

The RWTH Aachen IT Center offers students a number of services such as stationary and mobile internet access, a personal email account, personal administration of RZ services using the TIM-Kennung, and CAMPUS Office, a online studies planner, with which you have direct access to your lecture course data among other things.

You can activate these services online after the university receives your semester contribution fee.

The user guide will take you through the activation process. Type your enrollment number and the activation code in the space provided. You can find the activation code on the transfer form. You will receive your personal log in information after successful activation.

Please note the following when using RWTH Aachen network services:           

  • Your email address is typically firstname.lastname@rwth-aachen.de. Please remember to regularly use and check this email account, since the university will send all studies related information to this account. You can also have all emails sent to this address forwarded to another account of course.
  • Please make sure your have current and consistently updated virus protection before you enter the RWTH network. The Sophos virus scanner with current updates is available free of charge. The scanner software and the consistent updates can be downloaded for free from the IT Centers website.

For more information refer to the overview of IT Center services for students.

Blue Card

The RWTH BlueCard is the multifunctional student ID of RWTH Aachen.

To get the card, you must first transfer the student body and social contibution fee to the university's bank account. After activating the IT Center services, you must upload a photo to have your RWTH Blue Card created.

Semester Ticket

The semester ticket for North-Rhine Westphalia has been available at RWTH Aachen since Summer Semester 2009. You can use the ticket to travel for free on almost all forms of transportation, that is buses and trains, in North Rhine-Westphalia. The semester ticket is an e-ticket, which you wil receive from ASEAG. 

After you initially enroll or later re-register, RWTH Aachen forwards the necessary data to ASEAG so that your ticket can be issued. Students enrolled for the first time will receive the ticket for the summer semester around mid-March and for the winter semester around mid-September. The General Students' Committee has collected information about the semester ticket for you.