First Steps after Admission

In order to prepare for your future studies in Aachen, you need to take care of several issues. The following page provides you with an overview of all necessary steps for international students to be completed before travelling to Germany.

Studying in germany - a country probably very different from your own - is an exciting challenge! This brochure (provided by the DAAD) can give you some valuable advices to prepare your stay and studies here:
Studying in Germany - A practical Guide for international Students

Admission Notification

Admitted students will receive an information package via regular mail and will also be informed about their admission via email. The following information is part of the admission package:

Personalized documents:

  • Letter of Admission
  • Study Contract with the RWTH International Academy (one copy to send back to us via post by 30 June and one copy to keep)
  • Supporting letter to apply for a visa

General documents (provided as pdf below):

  • Visa Information
  • Enrolment Conditions
  • A Sample Version of your Study Contract
  • German Course Information
  • Accommodation Information
  • Student Community Information
  • Summer School Invitation
  • Important Events after Admission
  • Health Insurance Information

Confirmation of your Admission to RWTH International Academy

  • To confirm your participation, we request you to send back a signed copy of the study contract (participation agreement) by 30 June
  • The fees for the first semester are due on 30 June. The payment information will be included in your letter of admission. You can also read more about the payment of the fees here: Fees and Expenses.

Visa Matters

  • You should appropriately calculate the time you will need to apply for a visa. This may be up to six months for non-European citizens. Please start immediately with your visa application after admission and make an appointment with the embassy as soon as possible.
  • Please see also: RWTH Aachen Visa Information (link)

Online Registration for the German Language Course

The German language course for master students starts at the beginning of September. Admitted students receive an information sheet with the course structure and have to register online for the participation. Please refer to the website of the language centre to find all information on the course structure, the registration procedure, dates, etc. Please note that the registration deadline for online registration varies for the different programmes.

Travelling to Aachen

  • Travel options and approximate costs from several airports to Aachen (link)

Planning your Stay

Please take note of our semester dates when planning your stay:

Winter Semester             October 1 to March 31

•             Lecture period: middle of October to the beginning of February
•             Exam period: beginning of February to the end of March

Summer Semester          April 1 to September 30

•             Lecture period: middle of April to the end of July
•             Exam period: end of July to the end of September

This information is a service from the International Academy and should be seen as providing only initial guidance. It does not lay any claim to any kind of completeness. Even though it has been compiled with utmost diligence, the content is not legally binding.



Last updated date

Okt 27 2015 - 3:36pm