Studies for Senior Citizens: Summer Term Program Now Available


The new course schedule for RWTH Aachen studies for senior citizens is now available – a wide variety of topics and activities are available for the Summer Semester of 2015.


The focus is the regular courses from all the faculties that are open to senior citizen students. With this program, RWTH Aachen is actively promoting 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 topics such as "Texts – Theses – Talk Shows – How Language Is Used for Political Purposes," "Mathematics – Why the World Wouldn't Work Without It," and "Europe – How We Can Shape our Identify and Attain Global Significance".

Studies for senior citizens also include work and discussion groups that are organized and led by senior citizens themselves. Furthermore, the progam includes a visit to and guided tour of the Helmholtz institute.

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 2015, with an orientation event on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, from 10am to noon, in seminar room 603, in "Heizkraftwerk" building, Wüllnerstraße 1 in Aachen. Afterwards there will be a tour through the central areas of the University.


The registration period begins on March 3 and ends April 24, 2015. Registration materials and a bank transfer slip are included in the course program. Senior citizens who have participated in past semesters will receive the brochure in the mail. The brochure is also available in stands in certain Sparkasse locations and bookstores, and it can be downloaded from the Studies for Senior Citizens webpage.

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.