RWTH Studies for Senior Citizens to Start Again in April




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The new course guide is available now.


The Studies for Senior Citizens program will start again on April 4, 2022, offering a wide selection of topics and activities in the upcoming summer semester. The new course guide is available now.
The program’s focus is on regular RWTH course offerings that are also open to senior citizens. The University is thereby actively promoting intergenerational dialogue, from which both young and older students can benefit. Additional events are offered to senior citizen students only – for instance, the popular Wednesday seminar. These lectures are held exclusively in German and range from topics such as “The Vatican’s finances between reforms and scandals” to “Reconstruction and future flood protection after the 2021 flood disater” and “Telemedicine in surgery.”

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 a high school diploma. However, an academic degree cannot be obtained; this would require enrolment in a regular course of study.

The registration period begins on March 14 and ends on May 13, 2022. Registration materials and a bank transfer slip are included in the course guide. Senior citizens who have participated in the previous two semesters will receive the brochure in the mail. The course guide is also available at some 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.