This information only applies to prospective students with a German university entrance qualification for Master's studies.
Currently policy-makers are considering whether to extend the appliction deadline for restricted-admission courses of study beginning in the 2021/22 winter semester to July 31, 2021. Please regularly check our website for updates in this regard.
Transferring from a Bachelor’s to a Master’s degree program is still possible at a later point only in cases of exceptional circumstances (“Härtefall”) that are outside the student’s control. In particular, this includes cases of hardship due to an impending loss of a residence permit or financial hardship due to discontinued BAföG funding or the non-granting of a scholarship due to the student’s failure to initiate a transfer. In these cases, students must submit an application to the Department of Student Affairs immediately after they have completed the bachelor’s degree program and no later than June 15, 2021, for the summer semester, providing credible evidence of the reasons for the required transfer to a Master’s program.
For those transferring to a Master's program: A pandemic-related postponement of the last exam from winter semester 2020 to summer semester 2021 also counts as one of the above-mentioned exceptional circumstances (“Härtefall”), so that in these cases a transfer is possible until June 15, 2021. To do so, simply submit an informal application to the Registrar’s Office. Further proof is not required.
Please note that any examinations or courses you have already registered for will be deleted during the transfer and you will therefore have to register for these again! If registration is not possible, please get in touch with the respective contact in the faculty.
International Prospective Students
We explain the application process for international students at:
The application period for the 2021/22 winter semester will begin May 3, 2021.
It's great that you have decided to pursue a Master's course of study at RWTH Aachen. There is nothing standing between you and your application for a place at RWTH Aachen!
We differentiate between restricted admission Master's courses of study and open admission Master's courses of study. You can find more information about this on our webpages about the Allocation Process for Master's Courses of Study.
Applications for open admission and restricted admission Master's courses of study are submitted through RWTHonline.
What is an entrance qualification for Master's studies?
You must submit your entrance qualification for Master's studies or MZB to enroll in a Master's courses of study. This entrance qualification can be a Bachelor's degree, Staatsexamen, or Diplom for example, and is reviewed to make sure you fulfill the admissions requirements for your chosen Master's program.
You must first create a user account by registering. Using the "applications" app you can submit one or more applications. Please make note of the application deadlines listed below. All documents required for admission must be upload or submitted by mail or in person by the application deadline. If your application is incomplete after this deadline, it will not be considered.
If the deadline is on a Sunday, federal holiday, or a Saturday, the deadline ends at the end of the corresponding day and is not extended to the next business day.
It is possible to submit additional documentation for restricted admission Master's courses of study for the winter semester till August 1 and till February 1 for the summer semester. There is no deadline for submitting additional documentation for open admission Master's courses of study. For these courses of study, your educational background is reviewed using the documents submitted by January 15 for the summer semester and July 15 for the winter semester.
It is unimportant if you have completed a Bachelor's degree at the time of application.
Particularities for the Selection Process in the Business and Economics Master's Course of Study
The School of Business and Economics has decided that in addition to the preliminary Bachelor's grade, which counts for 51 percent, the result of a subject-specific study aptitude test, the so called TM-WISO, will be counted for 49 percent in the selection process. We highly recommend taking the TM-WISO test. Applicants who do not take the test will have zero points assigned to the test result during the selection process.
This does not apply to applicants, who have already completed Master's or Diplom studies. The regulations for second-degree students apply to these applicants. In this case, a value is created from the final grade of the Master's or Diplom studies and the applicant's reason for the second degree. Second-degree students are thus not required to take the TM-WISO test.
Please note that there a limited number of dates available to take the test. Find out about dates, deadlines, and locations, where the test will be offered, as early as possible at TM-Wiso (de).
Particularities for the Selection Process in the Molecular and Applied Biotechnology Master's Course of Study
The Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences has decided that in the allocation process, the final Bachelor's grade is weighted 51 percent and the result of a subject-specific study aptitude test (e-test) is weighted with 49 percent.
We highly recommend taking the e-test. If you don't, you will enter the allocation process with zero points listed as your test result.
This does not apply to applicants, who have already completed Master's or Diplom studies. The regulations for second-degree students apply to these applicants. In this case, a value is created from the final grade of the Master's or Diplom studies and the applicant's reason for the second degree. Second-degree students are thus not required to take the e-test.
Please note that there are limited number of dates on which the e-test will be offered. Information about deadlines, dates, and locations will be available on the Department of Biology website no later than June 1.
Checking the Status of Your Master's Application
You can use the self service function in RWTHonline to view the current status of your application. You will also be informed here of any missing documents.
We recommend regularly checking your application status before the application deadline – January 15 for the summer semester, July 15 for the winter semester (Master's courses) – and before the end of the late document submission deadline for restricted admission Master's courses of study – February 1 for the summer semester and August 1 for the winter semester – to ensure that no documents are missing and you can participate in the allocation process.
The Registrar's Office will only notify you via the self service about any missing documents. It is your responsibility to regularly check your application status.
|Course of Study||Contact|
|Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences||Herr Strang|
|Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Architecture||Frau Schumacher|
|Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Civil Engineering||Frau Peters|
|Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering||Frau Livora|
|Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering||Frau Schumacher|
|Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology||Frau Röder|
|Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities||Herr Strang|
|Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Medicine||Herr Strang|
|Course of Study||Contact|
|Teaching and Research Logopedics M.Sc.||Frau Peters|
|Psychology M.Sc.||Frau Livora|
|Applied Geography M.Sc.||Frau Schumacher|
|Economic Geography M.Sc.||Frau Schumacher|
Management, Business and Economics M.Sc.
|Sustainable Management – Water and Energy M.Sc.||Herr Strang|
|Nationality||Course of Study||Application Deadline for Winter Semester||Application Deadline for Summer Semester|
|German X1||restricted admission (NC)||Till July 15 of every year (final deadline)||Till January 15 of every year (final deadline)|
|open||Till July 15 of every year (final deadline)||Till January 15 of every year (final deadline)|
Till July 15 of every year
Till January 15 of every year
|EU/EEA X2||restricted admission (NC)||Till July 15 of every year (final deadline)||Till January 15 of every year (final deadline)|
X1 German citizenship or a German Abitur or German university degree
X2 EU/EEA citizens with a foreign proof of education. EEA countries include Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.