RWTH Aachen University Admissions 2023: Application Fees & Deadline ,,Germany

  • Aachen,Germany
author image
Srishti Chatterjee

RWTH Aachen University (RWTH) is a public research university known for its world-class university education in Natural Sciences and Engineering. It is a founding member of IDEA League, a strategic alliance of five leading universities of technology in Europe. Apart from this, RWTH is also a member of TU9, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Top Industrial Managers for Europe (T.I.M.E) network. The university strives to nurture a unique educational and networked research environment that embraces the convergence of knowledge, approaches and insights from all major fields of study. As of 2019, it had seven Collaborative Research Centers and Transregios, and till now, it has participated in 15 local and transregional collaborative research areas. It also has 34 on-going research training programs, including 10 DFG research training groups. With 550 professors and 5,828 academic staff, RWTH offers a quality teaching experience to all students that mainly focuses on holistic learning.

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

RWTH offers over 150 courses, out of which 14 are private courses. It provides 69 bachelor’s degrees and 114 master’s degrees. Out of these, 30 courses (MS only) are offered in English medium, 139 courses in German medium, and 13 courses in German and English. RWTH does not offer any bachelor’s degree in English medium. International students may choose to study courses in German if they have the required proficiency. If not, international students can only choose from a limited number of English-medium master’s courses.


To know more about courses available for international students, read the brochures:

Master's CoursesBachelor’s Courses

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

RWTH’s requirements differ depending on the course and major for undergraduate programs. It accepts 10+3 years of education degree, i.e., either Grade 12 qualification and a one or two-year diploma in the respective subject or a Grade 10 qualification with a three-year diploma. Students can also opt for Studienkolleg courses with Grade 12. Apart from this, the university also required a TestAS certificate.


For international applicants (non-European citizens), a German proficiency score is compulsory as all UG programs are offered in this medium only. The university accepts any one of these as proof of German language proficiency:

University Update: Students applying for 2021 Summer Intake canapply for exemption from the TestAS if they an average grade/GPA of 2.5 or better (German grading system). This exemption does not apply to applicants of Medicine and Dentistry programs.


Note: Exact score requirements will vary depending on the course. Check the official website to know more about this.


For graduate programs, each department has different admissions requirements. Thus, score requirements will vary as per course or choice of major. A bachelor’s or master’s degree equivalent to the country’s standard of education is mandatory. German or English proficiency tests are required depending on the medium of instruction of the selected course. Check the respective school website for details.

English proficiency tests accepted




German proficiency tests accepted

DSH or TestDAF

Apart from this, some standardized test scores may be mandatory for selective courses, while some courses may be test-optional. Check the website for details. Standardized tests scores accepted are:


For MBA programs, applicants should have a valid bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field and fulfill the eligibility criteria:

  • Professional experience of at least two years after graduation
  • IELTS: 5.5 or TOEFL iBT: 90 or CAE
  • GRE/GMAT (optional)

What all documents are needed for application?

All documents submitted during the application process need to be in English or German or translated in English or German. Documents in the original language need to be submitted along with the translated copies. These copies need not be certified.


For UG aspirants, the following documents are required:


For PG students:

  • Academic transcripts
  • English proficiency score reports
  • German proficiency score reports
  • GRE/GMAT score reports
  • Resume/CV (tabular form)
  • Essays or SOP, as per course requirement
  • LORs
  • Additional supplements such as portfolios (by post)
  • Financial documents
  • German statutory health insurance
  • Passport

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

RWTH Aachen does not charge any application fees for UG and PG programs.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

RWTH Aachen does not charge any tuition fee. However, students need to pay a student body and social contribution fee as ‘university fees’ which amounts to at least EUR 50 per month. The university estimates a monthly expense of EUR 1,095 for international students, including university fees and living expenses.




Note: University fees are subject to change. Check the university website for the current academic year fee details.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

RWTH offers a limited number of scholarships to international students. These scholarships are merit-based and usually region or course-specific. For instance, Indian students can avail of scholarship programmes like DAAD and Erasmus. Students can find a list of available scholarships here:

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

RWTH offers admission in the Winter and Summer Intakes. Some courses are offered in both the intakes, while others are offered either in Summer or Winter Intake. Each course has a separate deadline with different closing dates for domestics and international students. Generally, the deadlines for international students are in these months:


RWTH UG and PG Deadlines


#NC: Courses with set numerus clausus (fixed seats or requirements)

*Free: Admission given on a first-come-first-served basis


MBA programs are offered in Winter Intake only, and the deadlines are as follows:


RWTH MBA Deadlines


How to apply to UG and PG courses?

All students need to apply to UG and PG programs directly through the university’s application portal - RWTHonline.


Applying Through RWTHonline

As a first-time user, you would need to register on the portal first. Use this link to create a new account:


Step 1: Register in RWTHonline.


RWTH Application Process 1


Step 2: After logging in, click on ‘Applications’ and then ‘New Application’.


RWTH Application Process 2


Step 3: Select your respsonse and start filling your form.


RWTH Application Process 3


Step 4: Select your degree type and specialisation. Ensure to fill all sections of the application before reviewing and submitting the application.


RWTH Application Process 4


When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

The university reverts with admission decisions in two months after the submission date.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university?

Every year RWTH receives an increasing number of applications; thus, each year, the applicant pool becomes more competitive. The university gives importance to a strong academic record and relevant work experience. Additionally, the admissions committee takes a close look at the application documents such as SOP or essays. German proficiency is an added advantage as it will be useful for students to communicate and move around the city.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

In 2019-2020, the university's total student body count was 45,628 students. Out of this, 6,341 UG and 3,190 PG aspirants were enrolled in the Winter Intake 2019. Additionally, female students made up 14,994 of the total student population. RWTH welcomes students from over 135 countries. In 2019, it enrolled 11,280 international students. This number included 3,624 female and 7,656 male students.


RWTH Gender Diversity

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

All international students are allowed to work in the private sector for a total of four months during the semester or the semester break without a work permit. These four months can be divided into 120 full working days or 240 half working days. However, a student is restricted to work up to four hours per day. Students are not allowed to work more than 19 hours per week during the semester. Aspirants can work full-time during the semester break, but not for more than 13 consecutive weeks. It is also essential that the employer registers the number of working days to avoid any issue with the immigration service.


Note: The ‘120 full days or 240 half days’ rule does not apply to student assistantships or volunteering activities. As a student assistant, an applicant can work up to 19 hours per week all year.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

RWTH Aachen University is a 620-acre campus university with nine faculties and 260 institutes. It also has external facilities in Jülich and Essen and owns a house in Kleinwalsertal in the Austrian Alps, jointly with the University of Stuttgart. The nine faculties of RWTH are:


RWTH Faculties

Is on-campus housing available?

RWTH does not offer on-campus student housing. It only has a few guesthouses reserved for doctoral candidates and guest researchers. However, the university has several student advising services that help students in finding suitable accommodation, including:

  • AStA Students' Committee
  • AusländerInnenVertretung (AV)
  • International Office Housing Advice Service
  • Association of Indian Students in Aachen (AISA)


The university advises students to apply for housing as soon as possible as it is difficult to get dorms or rooms at short notice. Students can choose to live in shared or private student dorms, shared or private rooms or apartments, or book a room in any student-catering hotels. Read the international student guide for more details on accommodation.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

Students can contact the university here:

Address: Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany

Mailing Address: Templergraben 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany


Telephone: +49-241-80-1

E-mail ID:

You might be interested in these free downloads
University CityAachen, Other - Germany, Germany
Size of cityMedium
Population of City2,44,951
Wikipedia Link

Contact Details

We use cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.