Enrollment of Exchange Students

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International Admission

For questions concerning enrollment

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+49 241 80 90670

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Contact

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Incoming Student Services

For questions concerning your stay at RWTH

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+49 241 80 90832

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After you have been admitted to exchange studies at RWTH Aachen, officially called "studies without degree," you will receive an email about the enrollment process from the International Office. By enrolling, you will become a student of RWTH Aachen University.

After enrolling you must pay the student body and social contribution fees. Please note that this is not a tuition fee. All exchange students must pay the fee, and it cannot be waived. Once you have paid the fee, you will receive your student ID with your enrollment number and the mobility ticket for students, which allows you to use public transportation throughout North Rhine-Westphalia, including RE, RB, and S trains, buses, streetcars, and the subway. For further information, please get in touch with the AStA Students' Committee or visit thee AStA web pages.

How to Enroll

Using the RWTHOnline campus management system, you can enroll online during the following enrollment periods:

 
Semester Strongly Recommended Enrollment Period Extended Enrollment Period
Winter Semester August 1 to September 20 August 1 to December 31
Summer Semester Februrary 1 to March 20 February 1 to June 30
 
 

Important Information Please Note!

We strongly advise exchange students to enroll before the start of the semester, so that you do not miss any course registration deadlines. If you miss a deadline, you may not be able to register for all of your chosen courses. We recommend completing your enrollment process by September 20 (winter semester) and March 20 (summer semester) at the latest.

Enrollment after the final deadline (December 31, June 30) will not be possible. Please note that you must be fully enrolled by the deadline, meaning that the student body and social contribution fees (semester fee) must have been received by RWTH by then. No exception will be made.

When enrolling online, you will need to upload the following mandatory documents:

Important Information About Your Correspondence Address (Semester Address)

When you enroll, you will be asked to enter your current correspondence address ("semester address") in RWTHonline. If possible, we recommend that you enter an address in Aachen or the surrounding area, as both your Semester Ticket and BlueCard will be sent in the mail. If you do not yet have a local address, you can also enter your home address first. Please note, however, that the Semester Ticket will be sent to your correspondence address once you have paid your semester fee. If you enter an address outside the EU, your Semester Ticket may not be sent and you will have to pick it up in person from the ASEAG Service Desk.

Your BlueCard (Student ID) will also be sent to your correspondence address once you have uploaded a photo. Therefore, please make absolutely sure that you are able to receive your Semester Ticket and BlueCard at your correspondence address. Please understand that you cannot enter an RWTH address in RWTHonline (institute or administration).