Application TipsCopyright: © Thilo Vogel
A successful application process takes time. However if things have to move quickly, you can find last minute help here.
You can find step-by-step instructions for a successful application in the RWTH Aachen University Application Guide. From the cover sheet to the cover letter and resume right up to the interview and salary negotiations, you will find all the information you need bundled here.
The information here should just help you orient yourself within the application process. For more comprehensive preparation, use our program of events, or learning space, or the personal advising services. Information on these services can be found on the page for career.
The RWTH Career Center Team is available for application checks and personal questions about your future career plans by phone, email, or Zoom.
Simply arrange an appointment by email.
Here you can find tips on your application portfolio and how to send it, useful phrases for your cover letter - both for the German and the English version - as well as practice examples and tips for both the individual tasks and the group tasks that may come up in an assessment center situation.
Applications in English
The way in which you apply in English differs in some essential ways from the way in which you apply in German. Here you will find some important tips on how to prepare an application in English.
Cover Letter: What is the purpose of an English cover letter? How should it be structured? What are the key differences between the UK and the US?
Résumé: Here you will find information on the structure and special features of an American resume. We have also included some recommended reading on the subject.
CV: Here you will find information on the structure and special features of an British CV. We have also included some recommended reading on the subject.
Useful phrases: Here are some words and phrases that can help when writing an English job application
Assistance with Chinese-language Applications
We also offer our application tips in the Chinese language: Here you will find tips on how to write an application letter, what your application photo should look like as well as information on the requirements for your resume in Chinese.
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