Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In this section we will answer the most frequently asked questions about our further education programs: Short Courses and Full-time Master's Degree Programs.

FAQ | Short Courses

To ease the preparation for your participation and your stay in Germany or your Online Course, we prepared a list regarding your most frequently asked questions. Please read our FAQs carefully and contact us via mail in case of further questions.

Application

Am I eligible for a RWTH Summer or Winter School program?

Do I need to show an English language proficiency test?

Can I apply for more than one program?

Which documents do I need for my application?

What are the application deadlines?

Fees & Scholarships

What are the fees for the on-campus Summer and Winter Schools?

What are the fees for the Online Courses?

Are there scholarship opportunities?

What is covered by the RWTH International Academy scholarships?

How can I pay the program fees?

What is the cancellation policy?

Program

What is the language of instruction?

How long is the duration of a Short Course?

What is the workload of a Short Course?

Online Courses - How will the different time zones affect the teaching?

What do I need to wear or bring?

Online Courses - Which technical equipment do I need to participate?

When do I need to arrive for an on-campus program?

Certificates

When will I receive my certificate(s)?

I lost my certificate(s). How can I get a new one?

Where can I get a certified copy of my certificate(s)?

Travel Documents (on-campus programs only)

Which travel documents do I need?

Accommodation & Food (on-campus programs only)

Do I stay in a single or shared room?

Can I be in the same room as my friend?

What will be provided for breakfast, lunch, dinner?

Is it possible to exclude housing and catering?

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at any time:
Email: ShortCourses@academy.rwth-aachen.de


FAQ | M.Sc. Degree Programs

In this section we will answer the most frequently asked questions regarding our Full-time Master's Degree Programs.

General Information

What is the difference between RWTH Aachen University and RWTH International Academy?

Which bachelor degrees are required to study a master program at RWTH International Academy?

Where can I find information about the master programs?

What is the average cost of study at RWTH International Academy?

What language skills do I need for the Master’s Degree Programs?

Do I have to learn German to be accepted to your courses?

How can I learn German at RWTH Aachen University?

Do I need GRE/GATE?

Is work experience mandatory in order to apply?

Which experiences count as work experience?

Does RWTH International Academy offer any scholarships?

What grade do I need for admission?

What do I have to consider as an international applicant?

What is the difference between admission and enrollment?

How successful are RWTH students in finding employment after graduation?

Application Process

How do I apply for Master’s studies as an international student?

Can I apply for more than one program?

What documents do I need to send to RWTH Aachen University?

What about additional exams as admission requirements, how do I know if I have to pass any and until when can I do so?

What do I have to enter for ‘Intermediate Exam’?

What do I fill in for ‘Grade’, only the grade received or a score out of total?

What do I have to fill in for 2nd and 3rd Subject?

How do I upload two recommendation letters, if there is only one upload field?

I am unable to upload a certificate of English language proficiency. What can I do?

Where do I find my application number?

What is my matriculation number and my TIM-ID?

Is it possible to hand in some documents after the application deadline?

Can I still apply for the next intake, even if the deadline has already passed?

When will I be informed about the result of my application?

Have my application documents been received?

I was not granted admission. What can I do to improve my chances of admission?

After Admission

Is there a possibility of deferring the tuition fees? What if my financial situation changes during studies?

Who will help me with the search for an apartment?/ Where can I live in Aachen?

What is covered by the semester ticket?

Are there any offers to students to help them prepare for their studies?

When does the semester begin and when are semester breaks?

Who do I contact for questions about grades and grade registrations?

Where can I find the module descriptions of the different study programs?

Where can I find my timetable?

How large are classes?

What extracurricular opportunities are available?

How can I get a Hiwi job? / Can I work while studying?

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at any time:
Email: masters@academy.rwth-aachen.de

During your Studies

Where can I find my examination regulations?

What are the steps when I need alternative study arrangements for disabled and chronically ill students?

How do I register a course as a voluntary additional subject?

How do I redister a course as a voluntary exchange subject?

Can I transfer my passed elective subject(s) to additional subjects?

Can I transfer my passed additional subject to my elective area?

Where do I get a confirmation letter for my internship?

Can I do my internship outside of Germany?

Where do I get a confirmation letter for my visa extension?

Can I get supporting documents from my academic advisor?

Where do I get the record sheet for my master's thesis?

Where do I get the record sheet for my mini thesis?

Where do I get the record sheet for my research project?

Where can I see the requirements for registering my master's thesis?

How do I register my mini thesis / research project?

How do I register my master's thesis?

Where do I submit my master's thesis?

Is it possible to extend the duration of my master's thesis?

Something is displayed invorrectly on RWTHonline. Whom do I contact?

Is it possible to extend the duration of my studies?

After Graduation

How do I receive a preliminary certficate?

How do I receive my degree documents?

Where does the graduation ceremony take place?

Does my RWTH Aachen University email address expire after I graduate?

What are the steps to graduate from University?

Where can I receive a certificate of exmatriculation?

Where do I apply for my residence permit/blue card after graduating?

Where can I receive a summary of all payments I made to RWTH International Academy?

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at any time:
Email: seniorstudents@academy.rwth-aachen.de