Welcome Week for New International Students

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For whom? All new international students at RWTH Aachen



I liked the Welcome Week because it was a great opportunity to meet amazing people from all around the world and make new friends.

Student from Brazil

I loved all the events and the main reason is that all of the events were well structured and very informative. […] Though I'm not in Aachen yet, I can say now that I know RWTH and Aachen city already.

Student from India

Most of the events reminded me of the ones I have at my home university, so it made me feel a really warm welcome and also like home.

Student from Spain


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Welcome Weeks for New International Students


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We are looking forward to welcoming all new international students to RWTH during our upcoming Welcome Week!

Welcome Week in the 2023/24 winter semester will take place on-site from September 25 to 29, 2023. Please plan your travel to Aachen accordingly.

Why should you attend Welcome Week?

We have specially developed this program for new international students and exchange students and it is entirely free of charge! We prepare you to start your studies off on the right foot, helping you ease into your studies and get settled into the city of Aachen. We therefore strongly recommend you take part.


Survival Guide for International Students


What does the Welcome Week offer? Get impressions from past Welcome Weeks.

Stay tuned the entire time by following us on Instagram. Remember to share your Welcome Week experience using #RWTHWelcomeWeek!

If you are unable to attend the Welcome Week events, please take a look at our Latecomer page full of important information you should not miss out on.

You would like to support our Welcome Week Program? Become a Welcome Week volunteer or a Welcome Week sponsor!

During this week of events, photographs and video footage will be taken and published on our websites, social media, and printed media. Please speak to the photographer directly if you do not wish to be photographed for publication.


The Welcome Week for new international students is kindly supported by:

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