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


 Welcome Weeks for New International Students © Copyright: Stanislava Petkova


Welcome Weeks for New International Students


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

Why should you attend the Welcome Week?

  • Gratuitous participation in full program specifically designed for new international degree and exchange students.
  • Get prepared for your studies thanks to diverse online information sessions and on-site meetings with central administration services and faculty advisors of RWTH.
  • Discover RWTH’s campus and student life actors during walking tours, rallys, international fairs and social events.
  • Become an “Öcher” and make new friends from all around the world through leisure activities in cooperation with various popular student associations.

Survival Guide for International Students


What should you expect from the Welcome Week? Get impressions from past Welcome Weeks and do not forget to check out the detailed online program for the upcoming events.

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 subpage. All recorded online sessions and presentations will be posted on this page.

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

Please note that the photo and video material produced during the Welcome Week might be published later on our websites, in social media and in print media. Please contact the photographer directly or email us if you either do not want to be photographed at all or do not want to be photographed in a certain situation.


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

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