Latecomer Program


Information and Events for Latecomers

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RWTH Welcomes Internationals

You are new in Aachen and are looking for contact? We have opened a Facebook group for all new international students so that you can get to know each other:


Your visa has been delayed; you had to take exams until the end of September; or you were only admitted to RWTH recently and therefore had to miss out on Welcome Week? No need to worry, you’re not the only one and you did not miss out on everything! We are here to support you and we have also gathered information for you so that you will have everything you need to get started.

First of all, please take a look at the presentations and videos from Welcome Week of the 2022 summer term, which will be available from April 4, 2022.

You will find the presentations from the online meetings, as well as the links to the recorded presentations further below.


Welcome Week Presentations

The presentation documents of the following Welcome Week events are available for download until December 31, 2022:

  • Enrolling via RWTHonline
  • Health insurance
  • Food on the table and a roof over your head
  • Applying for a residence permit
  • Making use of IT Services
  • Registering for sports activities
  • Registering for language courses
  • Registering for courses and exams – the basics
  • Onboarding for exchange students
  • Humboldt Haus and student associations
  • Welcome to RWTH Aachen University – kick-off event
  • The German job market

Still have questions?

Check out our FAQ and feel free to contact our Info Service Center. We’ll be happy to help with any problems or questions you might have.

The Info Service Center regularly organizes web seminars during the semester on different topics, such as learning German, career prospects, admission to and enrollment at RWTH. You can find out about the upcoming online seminars on their website.