RWTH Aachen Established: 1870

RWTH Aachen University

Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany

Founded in 1870, RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen) with 260 institutes in nine faculties, is one of Europe’s leading institutions for science and research.

  • 43,000+
    Total Students
  • 18%
    International Students
  • EUR 7,027
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • EUR 1,906
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 57.7
    Students Per Staff
  • Yes
    Financial Aid

University Rankings

  • Times World University (THE)
    79
  • QS World Univesity
    144

Overview

The university has always had strong ties with industry, creating a European equivalent of Silicon Valley around it, and attracted exceptional levels of external funding to its researchers. For its size, Aachen is the dominant German city for university spin-off companies and offices of engineering firms.

The world’s first wind tunnel and particle accelerator were both developed at RWTH Aachen. Major innovations created onsite include a pioneering aircraft made entirely of metal and a diesel soot filter.

The scientific education students receive at RWTH Aachen is firmly rooted in real-world applications. As a result, our graduates are highly sought after by businesses as trainees and for executive positions.

RWTH also offers special support to students with disabilities and chronic diseases. Two designated helpers performing community service stand at the ready to deliver meals, accompany students to their courses and offer other assistance when needed.

The conference focused on ways to improve equal access for students with disabilities and on creating greater awareness of issues of concern for disabled and/or chronically ill students and their special needs among teaching staff, in particular.

The way of life in the region around the River Meuse is relaxed. Here, high culture and subculture, past and present, science and the arts are not opposites but interesting facets of the same city. Living in one of the most densely populated and at the same time greenest city centres is something Aacheners take entirely for granted. In a region famed for both science and the arts.

And when the paths of academic disciplines cross inadvertently, the housewarming party with flatmates becomes a great place to discuss the sociological significance of mechanical engineering or the finer detail of business studies techniques.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 53% Students
  • Masters degree
  • 47% Students

Programs / Degrees at RWTH Aachen University

Bachelor's

  • Catholic Religious Education B.A., Gymansium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Catholic Religious Education B.A., Vocational School Teacher
  • Economics/Political Science B.A., Vocational School Teacher
  • English B.A., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • English B.A., Vocational School Teacher
  • German B.A., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • German B.A., Vocational School Teacher
  • History B.A., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Linguistic and Communication Studies B.A.
  • Literary Studies and Linguistics B.A.
  • Political Science B.A., Vocational School Teacher
  • Social Sciences B.A.
  • Applied Geography B.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences B.Sc.
  • Architecture B.Sc.
  • Automotive Technology B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Biology B.Sc.
  • Biology B.Sc., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Biology B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Business Administration & Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering B.Sc.
  • Business Administration & Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.
  • Business Administration B.Sc.
  • Chemistry B.Sc.
  • Chemistry B.Sc., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Chemistry B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Civil Engineering (Hochbau) B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Civil Engineering B.Sc.
  • Communications Engineering B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Computational Engineering Science B.Sc.
  • Computer Engineering B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Computer Science B.Sc.
  • Computer Science B.Sc., Berufskollegs Teacher
  • Computer Science B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Economics B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Electrical Engineering B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering B.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering B.Sc.
  • Georesources Management B.Sc.
  • Industrial Engineering B.Sc., Civil Engineering Specialization
  • Industrial Engineering B.Sc., Materials and Process Engineering Specialization
  • Logopedics B.Sc., Dual Course of Study
  • Machine Technology B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Manufacturing Technology B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Materials Engineering B.Sc.
  • Materials Science B.Sc.
  • Mathematics B.Sc.
  • Mathematics B.Sc., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Mathematics B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Mechanical Engineering B.Sc.
  • Mobility and Transport B.Sc.
  • Molecular and Applied Biotechnology B.Sc.
  • Physics B.Sc.
  • Physics B.Sc., Gymnasium und Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Physics B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Power Engineering B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Psychology B.Sc.
  • Structural Engineering B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Supply Technology B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Sustainable Resources and Energy Supply
  • Technical Communication B.Sc.
  • Technics B.Sc., Gymnasium und Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Textile Technology B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Transport Engineering and Mobility B.Sc.
  • Underground Engineering B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher
  • Wood Technology B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher

Master's

  • Digital Media Communication M.A.
  • Empirical Educational Research M.A.
  • Historical Studies – History as Culture of Knowledge
  • Literary and Linguistic Studies M.A.
  • Political Science M.A.
  • Sociology M.A.
  • Theology and Global Development M.A.
  • Executive Master of Business Administration MBA
  • Automotive Technology M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Biology M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Biology M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Catholic Religious Education M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Catholic Religious Education M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Chemistry M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Chemistry M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Communications Engineering M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Computer Engineering M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Computer Science M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Computer Science M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Economics M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Economics/Political Science M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Electrical Engineering M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • English M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • English M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • French M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • French M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • German M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • German M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • History M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Machine Technology M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Manufacturing Technology M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Mathematics M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Mathematics M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Physics M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Physics M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Political Science M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Power Engineering M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Spanish M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher
  • Spanish M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Structural Engineering (Hochbautechnik) M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Structural Engineering M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Supply Technology M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Textile Technology M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Underground Engineering M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Wood Technology M.Ed., Vocational School Teacher
  • Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautics M.Sc.
  • Applied Geography M.Sc.
  • Applied Geophysics M.Sc.
  • Applied Geosciences M.Sc.
  • Architecture M.Sc.
  • Automation Engineering M.Sc.
  • Automotive Engineering and Transport M.Sc.
  • Automotive Engineering M.Sc.
  • Biology M.Sc.
  • Biomedical Engineering M.Sc.
  • Business Administration & Engineering: Electrical Energy Technology M.Sc.
  • Business Administration & Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Business Administration M.Sc.
  • Chemistry M.Sc.
  • Civil Engineering M.Sc.
  • Computational Engineering Science M.Sc.
  • Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering M.Sc.
  • Computer Science M.Sc.
  • Data Science M.Sc.
  • Development and Design Engineering M.Sc.
  • Economic Geography M.Sc.
  • Economics M.Sc.
  • Ecotoxicology M.Sc.
  • Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering M.Sc.
  • Energy Engineering M.Sc.
  • Energy Management M.Sc.
  • Environmental Engineering M.Sc.
  • General Mechanical Engineering M.Sc.
  • Georesources Management M.Sc.
  • Industrial Engineering M.Sc., Civil Engineering Specialization
  • Industrial Engineering M.Sc., Materials and Process Engineering Specialization
  • Laboratory Animal Science M.Sc.
  • Lasers in Dentistry M.Sc.
  • Logistics M.Sc.
  • Management and Engineering in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Management and Engineering in Data and Decision Science
  • Management and Engineering in Electrical Power Systems, M.Sc.
  • Management and Engineering in Production Systems M.Sc.
  • Management and Engineering in Structural Engineering and Risk Management of Industrial Facilities
  • Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Engineering in Water M.Sc.
  • Materials Engineering M.Sc.
  • Materials Science M.Sc.
  • Mathematics M.Sc.
  • Media Informatics M.Sc.
  • Metallurgical Engineering M.Sc.
  • Mineral Resources Engineering M.Sc.
  • Mobility and Transport M.Sc.
  • Molecular and Applied Biotechnology M.Sc.
  • Physics M.Sc.
  • Plastics and Textile Technology M.Sc.
  • Process Engineering M.Sc.
  • Production Engineering M.Sc.
  • Production Systems Engineering M.Sc.
  • Psychology M.Sc.
  • Redevelopment M.Sc.
  • Robotic Systems Engineering M.Sc.
  • Simulation Sciences M.Sc.
  • Software Systems Engineering M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Energy Supply M.Sc.
  • Sustainable Management – Water and Energy M.Sc.
  • Teaching and Research Logopedics M.Sc.
  • Technical Communication M.Sc.
  • Textile Engineering M.Sc.
  • Tool Making M.Sc.
  • Transport Engineering and Mobility M.Sc.
  • Urban Planning M.Sc.

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.0
  • TOEFL (Masters) 80

Academic Life

  • 32 : 68
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • over 5,000
    Employees
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

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