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 2021/22 winter term, which will be available from October 4, 2021. You will find the presentations from the online meetings to download as PDFs at the bottom of this page, as well as the YouTube links to the recorded presentations further below.



Welcome Weeks Videos Winter Term 2021/22
Title Date
Key Note: The German Job Market September 21, 2021
Applying for and extending your residence permit September 20, 2021
Registering for Language Courses September 15, 2021
Registering for Courses and Exams September 15, 2021
Studying at RWTH – an introduction September 14, 2021
Finding Accommodation in Aachen (the Basics) September 9, 2021
Live & eat like a student September 9, 2021
Making use of IT Service September 8, 2021
Organizing your stay as exchange student September 8, 2021
Informationen über Krankenversicherung September 8, 2021
Enrolling with RWTHonline & Health Insurance September 8, 2021
Mini-intercultural Training – Dominika Dudzik
Online Kick-Off Event September 7, 2021

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International Students: Personal Insights and Experiences

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.