This section is intended to provide interested applicants and enrolled master students with important information about academics as well as rules and regulations in academic matters.
Please find the track specific curricula under the section Program Structure.
All RWTH International Academy Master's degrees start early October of each year.
The German academic year is made up of a winter and a summer semester. Lectures are held until the middle of February in the winter semester and until the middle of July in the summer semester. Most exams are held in the lecture-free period (mid February to the end of March/mid July to the end of September).
For more info, check the RWTH Aachen University Academic Calendar.
|Winter Semester||1 October||31 March|
|Summer Semester||1 April||30 September|
|Exams Winter Semester||mid Feb.||end March|
|Exams Summer Semester||mid July||end Sept.|
All courses and examinations at the University are subject to the Comprehensive Examination Regulation. This legal document together with your course's specific Examination Regulation form the legal basis of any program offered by the University. These important documents determine the scope of your studies and inform about all rules and regulations regarding admission, exams, course structure, master thesis, etc.
You can download the MME-CAME Examination Regulation here.
All matters concerning examinations are dealt with by the ZPA - the Central Examination Office. You can go to the ZPA with questions relating: