ENHANCE European Education PathwaysCopyright: © Martin Braun
Five Courses of Study as Pilot Pathways
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
M.Sc. Computer Science
M.Sc. Energy Engineering
M.Sc. Urban Planning
What is ENHANCE?
Together with six other leading technical universities, RWTH Aachen University has founded the European alliance ENHANCE – European Universities of Technology Alliance. The initiative is part of the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission and is supported by the DAAD. Together, the seven partner universities pursue the vision of a European university that transcends national borders and enables unrestricted mobility.
In addition to RWTH, the participating universities include:
What Are the European Education Pathways?
With the European Education Pathways, EEP for short, you gain access to a new and innovative range of courses offered by the ENHANCE Alliance. This consists of courses from all partner universities that are pre-approved and recognized for RWTH. As a student of the participating pilot courses of study, this program offers you the opportunity to individually select courses – whether virtual or face-to-face – from a constantly growing catalog and integrate them into your curriculum. The pre-approval of the courses guarantees a smooth recognition process.
Advantages of the EEP Program
- Simplified recognition of credits acquired outside Germany
- Extensive course catalog - outlined on the ENHANCE Education Dashboard
- Additional Erasmus+ places, exclusively for the EEP program and the respective pilot course of study
- Financial support, generally via Erasmus+
- Support in preparing for an exchange:
- In addition, ENHANCE Certificate Programs can be completed:
- ENHANCE Certificate in Sustainable Entrepreneurship
- ENHANCE Certificate in Climate Action
- ENHANCE Certificate in Sustainability
- ENHANCE Certificate in Data Literacy
First, you decide which one of the ENHANCE partner universities you would like to study at. Note that it is also possible to study for one or two consecutive semesters at two different universities. In addition to the extensive ENHANCE module catalog with its constantly growing number of pre-approved and recognized courses, you can also take a look at the other modules offered by your selected partner university. You are, therefore, as flexible as possible in creating your curriculum.
You can apply via our Central Portal for Study Abroad Placements as usual. You will need to use the Erasmus+ and Faculty Partner form.
An overview with information on the application process, deadlines, and further FAQs can be found on our Erasmus+ study abroad pages.
Only students in the above-mentioned pilot courses of study can participate in the EEP program. Please note that for some Pilot Pathways, students may choose from among several RWTH courses of study. Students in the M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering pathway, for example, can choose from a range of master's courses offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. For an overview of available options, please refer to the Excel file available for download.
ENHANCE's study exchange opportunities promote inclusion and participation from all students. Information and points of contact regarding accessible partner universities in the Alliance are listed on the Mobility for All website.
Further Exchange Opportunities With ENHANCE
Benefit from ENHANCE's network of research-strong universities with existing joint research projects. Find out about these opportunities from the international coordinator at your faculty and tap into existing networks of institutes and departments. Furthermore, research internships at ENHANCE partner universities can be funded through Erasmus+.
Summer and Winter Schools
Every year, ENHANCE offers Summer and Winter Schools on a wide range of topics. They offer excellent opportunities to discuss current topics from science, technology, and society in a highly diverse community. This year, there is a particular focus on sustainability and digitalization. For more information and upcoming ENHANCE Summer or Winter Schools, please visit this website.Copyright: © Zainab Chaudhry
I had the great opportunity to take part in the Summer School on Climate Action at Warsaw University of Technology. The school follows a free form setting that allows you to explore your own perspective on climate change problems and solutions. While all partner universities were based in Europe, the group itself was multinational, providing a unique platform to explore and learn about diverse cultures. […] P.S. Don’t forget to try the Pączki!
Zainab Chaudhry, Teilnehmerin der Summer School „Climate Action” 2023
Workshop: Learning Environments for Generation Alpha
After Generations X, Y, and Z, a new cohort will be going to the universities over the next five years: Generation Alpha! But what do we know about this group? What drives them and, above all, what demands do they place on educational formats and learning environments?
For more information and a recording of the workshop, please visit: Learning Environments for Generation Alpha
ENHANCE Social Media Challenges
In two social media challenges, students of the ENHANCE alliance had the opportunity to show why it is worth to study at their university and what their university has to offer in terms of climate protection measures. The winners were invited on a trip to one of the ENHANCE universities.
For other exciting learning and mobility offerings, please visit: ENHANCE Educational Offerings
The students of RWTH Aachen University are looking forward to the opportunities that the ENHANCE Alliance will bring. ENHANCE promises to connect students from some of the best universities in Europe, create a more diverse study environment, and ensure greater interdisciplinary mobility between all possible fields of study.
Alex Schütt, Master's student at RWTH