Number of Students at RWTH at Record High


RWTH Aachen saw an increase in the number of students again this year.  According to the student data available on November 5, there are a total of 35,813 students enrolled at RWTH Aachen - 31% of which are female.  That is 3,500 more students than last year.

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This development is particularly noticeable among the first years. For the first time in RWTH Aachen history, over 8,000 (8,183 to be exact) students enrolled for the winter semester as new students. About 20% of those students are from other federal states.

Reasons for the increase in number of enrolled students include the suspension of obligatory military service, the discontinuation of tuition fees, and the doubled graduating classes in Bavaria and Lower Saxony.