RWTH Aachen University

History

On the 19th century, the Prussian Prince Frederick William used a donation to found the first Prussian institute of technology, this long process ultimately resulted in the creation of RWTH Aachen University in 1870, a university with a focus on educating engineers,  due to the importance of mining in the province and particularly on the Ruhr area. 

It is currently one of the largest universities in Germany and widely considered to be one of nine universities of excellence in the country.

Programs Offered

Currently RWTH Aachen University counts with 66 programs for undergraduates and first-year students, the following are a sample of the full catalog Aachen offers.

  • Applied Geography B
  • Applied 
  • Architecture 
  • Biology 
  • Business Administration and Engineering
  • Catholic Religious Education 
  • Chemistry 
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Economics/Political Science 
  • Electrical Engineering with orientation 
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Linguistic and Communication Studies 
  •  Manufacturing Technology 
  • Mathematics 
  • Physics 
  • Psychology 
  • Textile Technology 
  • Transport Engineering

Admission requirements

Admission to RWTH Aachen University is mostly based on high-school results, as such proof of your study and grades should be enough to apply for the university, some courses might require proof of English or German language proficiency, additionally, if your desired course has open admission, you are guaranteed a university placement, you will still need to apply through their official website, but your entry will be guaranteed.

Student Life

Social and cultural programs at RWTH Aachen University start as soon as day one and range from excursions, field trips, seminars, career days and even tournaments.

Their Peer 2 Peer (P2P) program is also a great way for new students to have a lightened burden on their studies, and interact with their seniors, granting an even greater sense of unity to the community of RWTH Aachen University.

Part-time work

Part-time work happens to be really common for students in Germany, surveys show that well over two thirds of it’s students go to work, RWTH Aachen University offers student assistant positions to their students, and on addition lists useful websites and resources their students can use to track down internship as yet another form of income.

Fees

RWTH Aachen University doesn’t count with Tuition Fees, and according to their statement this even applies to international students, however, there is a social contribution fee per semester, currently sitting at 285 EUR, and by their own estimate, costs of housing and living for a student will roughly amount to 1000 EUR per month.

Ranking

RWTH Aachen University currently occupies the 164th spot in the ranking of all universities across the globe, making it the 7th best university in it’s home country of Germany.

University Contact

Address:  Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany

Phone: +49 241 80 1

Email: info@rwth-aachen.de

Summary

Aachen University is one of the most renowned universities in the country of Germany, however it’s focus on the field of engineering also makes it clear that it’s not aimed at all students, those who fit the expected student profile of the institution will nonetheless find themselves with a quality education and a promising work future.