We will not be able to process any enrollments in winter semester 2017/2018, due to the introduction of fee management in RWTHOnline. Please take this into consideration when planning your stay. Thank you for your understanding.

Change beginning summer semester 2018: Enrollment only open until June 30 in the summer semester and December 31 in the winter semester.


Enrollment Exchange Students



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After you have received admission to exchange studies at RWTH Aachen, officially called "studies with an external degree" from the International Office, you will receive an enrollment date from the International Office. By enrolling, you receive RWTH Aachen student status.

After enrolling you must pay the student body and social contibution fee. This is not a tuition fee. All exchange students must pay the fee, as it cannot be waived. Once you have paid the fee, you will receive your personal student ID with your enrollment number and the mobility ticket for students, that enables you to take the buses and trains within Aachen and all of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The NRW semester ticket also allows you to use RE-, RB-, and S- trains, busses, streetcars, city railwas, and the subway in all of NRW, that can be ridden with the regional transportation association ticket. You can get additional information about the semester ticket from the RWTH Aachen AStA.

Your Enrollment Date

Students who are participating in a classic exchange program such as Erasmus+ studies or RWTH Exchange Worldwide and arriving around the beginning of the semester will usually receive an invitation to attend a group enrollment appointment. Group enrollment appointments are currently planned on the following dates:

Winter Semester 2017/18

  • September 4, 2017, 2:30pm, HKW 1, Wüllnerstraße 1 for those arriving in Aachen earlier.
  • September 22, 2017, 6th floor of SuperC, Templergraben 57. The appointment time will be sent to you by email.

If you are doing a research project or an internship at RWTH Aachen University and will arrive later than the enrollment dates above, please contact the Incoming Student Services to arrange an individual appointment. They can enroll you during the winter semester till December 31 and till June 30 during the summer semester. It is not possible to enroll after these deadlines.

Please come to your appointment on time and bring the necessary documents: