Why Choose Us | Rankings and Accreditation

The decision to invest in a Master of Science degree is a big step in your life, and you should be sure that you are choosing the right programme and the right university.

The RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany's Universities of Excellence. It is a place where the future of our industrialized world is thought out. The University is proving to be a hotspot with increasing international recognition where innovative answers to global challenges are developed.

Rankings and Accreditation - Striving for Excellence

The RWTH Aachen University's success in Germany's Excellence Initiative reflects its outstanding reputation for research and education in science, technology, and engineering fields.

RWTH Aachen University secures top places in university rankings every year:

  • In 2015, the university was particularly successful in the field of mechanical engineering, which was ranked place 12 worldwide and the best German university within this subject. Source: QS World University Ranking by Subject.
Striving for Excellence

Research Excellence

With 260 institutes in nine faculties, the RWTH Aachen University is one of Europe's premier educational and research institution.

Research Excellence

Career Perspectives - Close Ties with Industry

Our Engineering graduates...

  • work at companies such as Anvis, BASF, Continental, Fiat, Ford, Kautex, Liebherr, Rolls Royce, Toyota and Volkswagen
  • are very successful on the job market: half of our graduates find employment within a month of graduating and two thirds within three months
  • increase their salary by more than 50% (about 40 %)

The RWTH International Academy organises a variety of career-oriented events and excursions. Furthermore, we provide useful information on internships and student asisstant jobs and assist you in writing applications.

Career Perspectives

Exceptional Student Support

The experienced and motivated team for International Student Programmes takes care of all organisational and administrative matters concerning your study programme.

International Student Community

Aachen's student community is very international. During the winter term 2018/19, 10,455 international students from 125 countries were studying at the RWTH Aachen University. This amounts to about 23 % of all students. Source: RWTH Aachen University.

International Student Community

Student Life - In the Heart of Europe

Student life is particularly vibrant here in Aachen. Be it sports, cultural events, parties or just having fun (video), Aachen has a lot to offer. You can find an overview here.

Student Life