Online Welcome Week for International Students


For whom? All new international students at RWTH Aachen – full-degree and exchange students

When? From Wednesday, April 7 to Saturday, April 10, 2021

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I am grateful that the International Office has organized the Online Welcome Week events. Despite Corona, I feel that I am sufficiently prepared to begin my studies.

Student from Pakistan

In the welcome week, we got full insight of everything related to studies, living and other aspects concerning the stay in Aachen.

Student from India

The idea of 2 orientation weeks: international welcome week and Einführungswoche was a great idea!

Student from Cameroon



Welcome Week for New International Students


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

Since attending the online Welcome Week events is compulsory, please make sure to attend the respective online events and register for limited events if necessary. Participating in the online meetings with many advisors from the University and related institutions will guide you through your first steps in Aachen and help you manage your academic, personal and social transition to the University. Quick integration is the key to both your well-being and the future success in your studies. For this reason, we specifically offer a program adapted to your needs.

We hope you'll enjoy an unforgettable Online Welcome Week!


Survival Guide for International Students


Online Welcome Weeks Highlights

  • Official welcome event with the International Office
  • Presentations and advice sessions offered by the Admissions Office, the Immigrations Office, the IT ServiceDesk and more!
  • Meet your faculty advisor or your faculty student council online and have your academic questions answered
  • Get prepared for life in Germany thanks to our online intercultural modules and the Talk Show: How to survive in Germany
  • Make friends during our virtual social events organized by our international student associations!
  • Win RWTH merchandise during various games and competitions

Get impressions from past Welcome Weeks and do not forget to check out the detailed online program for the upcoming Welcome Week.

Stay tuned the entire time by liking our Facebook Page and following us on Instagram. You will have a chance to win surprise gift bags and RWTH Merchandise. Remember to share your Welcome Weeks experience using #RWTHWelcomeWeek!

If you are unable to attend the Welcome Weeks 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 photo and video material is produced during on-site events of the Welcome Week, which 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.

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