International Master Applicants


There are various requirements for admission to a Master course of study. They are explained below:



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1. An Initial Qualifying University Degree

The most important requirement for applying to Master's studies is an initial qualifying university degree. Individuals who have never completed university studies before cannot begin with Master's studies. Furthermore, most of the Master courses of study at RWTH Aachen are consecutive. This means that the Bachelor degree provides the subject background and preparation for the Master. Thus, it is not possible to have completed a Bachelor in philosophy but then pursue a Master is mechanical engineering.


2. Proof of Language Skills

RWTH Aachen currently offers Master courses of study in German and English. You can find overview of langugae proficiency tests that are accepted by RWTH Aachen at our web page about Language Requirements.

Exempt from having to provide evidence for English language skills are all individuals who have completed an educational qualification in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia.

Participation in an English-language academic program in one of the countries listed above does not substitute the language test. Certificates and test results from other tests are not accepted either.


3. Complete Application On Time

An important prerequisite for a successful application is that all application documents are completed and submitted by the deadline. You can refer to the webpages about the application process to find out what documents you need to apply.