RWTH International Academy

As official Academy for continuing and international education attached to the RWTH Aachen University, the RWTH International Academy cooperates closely with various institutes of the university to offer programmes especially designed for an international target group. While the International Academy is in charge of an intense extracurricular supporting programme, the scientific responsibility of all programmes is held by the RWTH Aachen University’s institutes – leading to an official degree awarded by the RWTH Aachen University itself.
ISP Team

The team for international students:
Mrs. Elisabeth Teppler, Ms. Christine Volk, Ms. Silke Jenssen, Ms. Alice-Cathérine Mackenstein and their assistants Ms. Marina Ardatova, Ms. Lisa Schmidtfall and Mr. Miguel Uribe-Niessen.
(Picture by Kurt Beyer)

RWTH International Academy gGmbH

As the central, executive education institute of the RWTH Aachen University, RWTH Aachen International Academy is able to call upon the expertise of the university’s research institutes. Each of our executive education programs is developed in conjunction with a RWTH Aachen University institute. The institute nominates a scientific director and delivers the course in combination with lectures from science and industry as appropriate. Thus, RWTH International Academy is able to offer participants the opportunity to profit from the university’s expertise in a practical manner.
The RWTH International Academy offers a broad variety of teaching formats, ranging from short seminars to full time master's programmes – covering the most important disciplines of the RWTH Aachen University, such as engineering, medicine and management.

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RWTH International Academy's Team for International Student Programmes

One unit of the RWTH International Academy is specialized on organizing international programmes in the field of engineering – masters and summer schools. The experienced and motivated team takes care of all organizational and administrative matters, and moreover offers an intensive supporting programme for international students to ensure an excellent working environment. Among others, the following services are offered:

Orientation in the First Semester

  • Orientation Meeting
  • Getting to know campus and city
  • Senior mentoring programme
  • Intercultural training
  • How to apply for a ‚Hiwi‘ workshop
  • German language course before the semester starts
  • Welcome Day


  • Mentoring programme and study planning support
  • Group meetings to discuss organizational issues
  • Social and cultural events
  • Excursions and field trips
  • Career events and application training
  • Daily consultation hours to support any kind of individual issues


Last updated date

Okt 27 2015 - 3:27pm