Studies for Senior Citizens Starts Again in April


The new course schedule for RWTH Aachen studies for senior citizens is now available. A wide variety of topics and activities are available for Summer Semester 2013. The focus is the regular courses from all the faculties, that are open to senior citizen students. With this program, RWTH Aachen is actively working on the dialogue between young and older people, from which both sides can profit. Additionally, there are events and courses offered by teachers at the university open exclusively to senior citizen students.


As in past semesters, the popular Wednesday seminar is filled with contributions from different faculties. Presentations cover from "Turning a blind right eye - The German state, the V-people, and the Neonazis" to "Diabetes mellitus - from adult onset diabetes to a global epidemic" to "Divorced and married again. The new untouchables in the church?" a wide spectrum of topics.

Studies for senior citizens also include work and discussion groups that are organized and led by senior citizens themselves. The program also include the excursion " A tour through workshops for stained glass, mosaics, and restoration in Kevelaer".

For 100 Euros a semester - the fee may be waived in certain cases - senior citizen students can choose from the entire program and put together a comprehensive schedule. Only a few courses require additional costs. As auditors, you do not have to decide on a certain course of study. Anyone can participate, regardless of age, or if you do or do not have an Abitur. An academic degree cannot be attained, since regular studies are required to complete one.

Studies for senior citizens starts in Summer Semester 2013, with an orientation event on Monday, April 8, 2013, from 10am to noon, in seminar room 603, in the former heating facility, the Heizkraftwerk, Wüllnerstraße 1 in Aachen. Afterwards there will be a tour through the central areas of the university.

The registration period begins on March 4 and ends April 26, 2013. Registration materials and a money transfer slip are include in the course program. Senior citizens who have participate in past semesters will receive the brochure in the mail. The brochure is also available in stands in certain Sparkasse locations and bookstores. You can also find it in certain service offices at the university, such as the Registrar's Office and the Info Center in the Super C, Templergraben 57, or the Info Center in the Main Building, Templergraben 55. You can find all important information in the comprehensive schedule for studies for senior citizens.