RWTH Studies for Senior Citizens to Start Again in Mid-April


The registration period for the summer semester program is now open.


The Studies for Senior Citizens program, set to launch on April 12, is proud to once again offer a wide selection of topics and activities in the upcoming 2021 summer semester. The new course guide is available now.

In the 2021 summer semester, there will be no in-person lectures and classes for senior citizens – the entire program will be offered online.

The focus of the program is on regular RWTH course offerings that are open to senior citizens. The university is thereby actively promoting intergenerational dialogue. Additional events are offered to senior citizen students only – for instance the popular Wednesday seminar.

For 100 euros per semester – exemption from fees is possible in justified individual cases – interested students can put together an interdisciplinary timetable. Anyone can participate, regardless of age, with or without Abitur. However, an academic degree cannot be obtained; this would require enrolment in a regular course of study.

The registration period begins on March 22 and ends on May 21, 2021. Registration materials and a bank transfer slip are included in the course guide.

Senior citizens who have participated in the last two semesters will receive the brochure in the mail. The course guide is also available at some of the local Sparkasse branches or in bookstores. You can find it at the RWTH Registrar's Office, at the Info Center located in the foyer of the Super C building, Templergraben 57, or at the RWTH Shop in the Main Building, Templergraben 55. It is also available online through the Studies for Senior Citizens website.