Nationals of the European Union and "Bildungsinländer" can now apply until July 15, 2018. Apply here for the Winter Semester 2018/19! Find our step-by-step guide for your application at RWTH Aachen University here.
Please read the following information thoroughly and carefully to ensure that you will submit a complete application.
- Application deadline for non-EU citizens is March 1 of each year. Nationals of the European Union and "Bildungsinländer" can apply by 15 July - but earlier applications are encouraged!
- Please do not send the original TOEFL or IELTS score sheets or any other original documents to the university! Please include a scanned copy in your online application. Please keep the original score sheets and bring them to the enrolment (in case of admission)
- Please take a look at our collection of the most frequently asked questions here.
General Application Requirements and Procedure
List of Documents to Complete Your Application
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Letter of Intent
- University Transcript of Records (if possible with a conversion of your credit points in ECTS)
- University Degree Certificate
- Proof English Language Profiency (see below)
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Digital Photograph
- Proof of practical work experience of as a rule not less than 12 months (detailing the duration and responsibilities of your work)
- APS (only for Chinese Applicants)
- GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
If your documents were not issued in German or English, you must have a certified translator translate them into either German or English. The copies do not need to be notarized.
Letter of Recommendation
Please note that there is no standard form or format for the letter of recommendation required. The letter of recommendation can be issued by a university professor/lecturer or by a superior from your employment. It should, however, present the following information:
- your relationship to the author
- your academic/professional history
- your qualities/achievements/ambitions in your respective field
- your personal traits and goals
- the author’s signature
- be written on the institution’s/company’s letter head (if possible)
- bear the stamp of the issuing institution/company (if possible)
Letter of Motivation
Please answer the following questions in detail:
- What perceptions do you have when thinking of studies in Germany?
- Why do you want to study at the RWTH Aachen University?
- Why do you want to study the M.Sc. CAME?
- Please mention your past academic or university experiences.
- Where did you receive information about the RWTH Aachen University and your desired subject?
- What career prospects do you hope to obtain by studying at the RWTH Aachen University ?
Admission & Rejection
Letters of rejection/admission will be sent out for each programme indvidually, usually in May. If you have applied for more than one programme, you will receive the outcome of each application in a separate notification. Letters of admission will be send as emails and simultanesously via regular post. Letters of rejection will be send by email.
Specific Requirements for CAME
- Academic first degree: Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science (e.g. in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, such as Automotive, Aerospace or Energy Engineering, Manufacturing, Structural, Industrial or Production Engineering) awarded by an internationally recognized university-level institution.
- Good performance in your undergraduate studies.
- Graduate Record Examination (applicants from EU, EWG and Bildungsinländer are exempt!) - please upload a copy of your test results only and keep the original with you until enrolment.
|Fundamentals in Mathematics and Natural Sciences (75 CP)
||Mathematics, Mechanics, Material Sciences, Thermodynamics, Computer Sciences/Programming, Physics, Technical Drawing/Machine Elements
|Fundamentals in Engineering (45 CP)
||Fluid Mechanics, Control Engineering, Simulation Methods, Modeling, Theory of Vibration, Design, Manufacturing Technology, Structural Design
|Professional Practical Work Experience
Professional work experience of as a rule no less than one year is expected. The proof of work experience must include the following information:
- Complete address and stamp of the company
- Contact details and reference of supervisor
- Date of joining and, if applicable, resignation date
- Weekly hours
- Job position
- Short task description
English Language Requirements
Please note that you do have to prove your English language proficiency via an official test. Exemptions for the language requirements are only applicable for degree holders from USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. Details and minimum scores:
English Language Requirements
For all of our master's degree programmes: A certified proof of your competence in the English language through the completion of one of the accepted examinations listed below, is required (click the links to find an examination center near you):
- TOEFL Internet based minimum of 90 pts/Paper based minimum of 577 pts.
- IELTS test minimum overall band 5,5 pts.
- Cambridge Test – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
- First Certificate in English (FCE) completed with B
- Placement-Test of the RWTH Aachen University's language centre (B2).
- For German applicants: Ein Zeugnis, das englische Sprachkenntnisse auf dem Niveau B2 des "Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmens (GeR)" ausweist. Dieser Nachweis wird z.B. durch die Vorlage eines deutschen Abiturzeugnisses erbracht, aus dem ersichtlich ist, dass Englisch bis zum Ende der Qualifikationsphase 1 (Jahrgangsstufe 11 bei G8-Abitur, sonst Jahrgangsstufe 12) durchgängig belegt und mit mindestens ausreichenden Leistungen abgeschlossen wurde.
- The score reports must not be older than two years by 1 August of the year the degree course you are applying for will start.
- Please upload a copy of your test results only and keep the original with you until enrolment. You do not need to send the original score card to the university.
- Exemptions for the language requirements are only applicable for degree holders from USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia.
(Note: Proof that you have studied in an English-language course of study in a country other than one of the countries above is not sufficient! Language tests from other universities will not be accepted either.)