Admitted Students | Next Steps

First Steps after Admission

In order to prepare for your upcoming studies in Aachen, you will need to tackle a number of issues. The following page provides you with an overview of all necessary steps that need to be completed before travelling to Germany.

First Steps after Admission

First Steps after Arrival

Following your arrival in Aachen, there will be a number of important things to take care of:

  • Register in the city of Aachen with your new address. More info.
  • Apply the Residence Permit: Visit the municipal immigration office (Ausländeramt) to apply for a residence permit.The entry visa is generally valid for only a few weeks after you enter Germany so that you have enough time to apply for the residence permit. You must however apply in due time: dealing with the application procedure one month before the expiry date at the latest is strongly recommended by the Immigration Office. More Info.
  • Open a bank account. Most commonly, either Sparkasse Aachen or Deutsche Bank are chosen. More info.

Health Insurance Registration and Welcome Meeting

A health insurance is compulsory for your enrolment. As a service, we provide you with the opportunity to sign up for the public health insurance (or apply for an exemption) with our partner ‘Techniker Krankenkasse (TK)’. This can be done at the welcome meeting at the following date 26 Sept. 2018.

Enrolment at the RWTH Aachen University

Make sure you know the difference between application and enrolment. You become a member of the university, by enrolling at the university in person.

Your Enrollment
Documents needed for Enrolment

Formalities to be Completed after Enrolment

Following your enrollment at RWTH Aachen University, you will receive various documents and will need to follow certain steps to complete your registration at the university and to activate your IT services. More information:

Formalities to be Completed after Enrolment
German Course Information | pdf, 229 KiB
Health Insurance Information | pdf, 1 MiB

Introduction and First Steps