German Language Courses
Learning German is essential to help you integrate into society. Furthermore, having the skills to communicate in German will help you pursue internships or job opportunities in Germany after graduation.
We highly encourage all international students to learn at least basic German after their arrival in Germany or, even better, back at home in preparation for your studies at RWTH Aachen University.
Learn the lingo from home!
To prepare for your new life in Germany, we would encourage you to start learning German from home. How about a German word for the day, listening to a podcast during your daily commute, or even watching a German soap opera? These little steps will help build up your knowledge of the language of the land of poets and thinkers!
Check out the entertaining ways to learn German on these pages:
Easy German on Youtube
Registration and Enrollment
You need to register for a German language course during the RWTH Language Center's registration period, which is usually late September until early October.
1. Please go to http://www.sz.rwth-aachen.de/cms/sz/Deutsch/~lgny/Semesterkurse/lidx/1/
2. Click on the appropriate link, depending on whether or not you have previous knowledge of German (please see the next section concerning placement tests with previous knowledge)
3. Fill out the registration form. Be sure to provide your information in all obligatory fields.
Language Center Location
You can find the location of the RWTH Language Center within the city of Aachen here.
Exemptions | Previous Knowledge
Please note that the recognition of previously attained German language certificates in your home country is not possible. Students with previous German knowledge must first write a placement test at the RWTH Language Center. The registration phase for the RWTH Language Center placement test starts in the beginning of September. You will also receive more detailed information about the language courses and your online account then.
Contact Language Center
Arts and Humanities Language Center
Eilfschornsteinstr. 15, 52056 Aachen, Germany