Current RWTH students - RWTH Aachen Language Centre - B2 placement-test
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.
A copy of the score reports needs to be uploaded to the online application system. In case of admission, the original scores have to be presented for enrollment in August.
Exemptions for the language requirements are only applicable for degree holders from the USA, the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia.
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.
You do not need to know any German when you apply for the M.Sc. program. You will learn German from scratch in the 6-week intensive course with the Master's preparatory courses for Textile students, which is free of charge for you. This course runs until late September, so that you are ready to enroll in the M.Sc. program with A1 German and then develop your language skills during your studies.
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Alternatively, you can take the A1 test in your home country and present the original certificate at your enrollment session without having to participate in the course.
Required Documents: Important Details
Proof of Work Experience
Our programs require a minimum of 12 months' work experience by the time of enrollment. The proof of work experience must include the following information:
The employer's address and stamp
Contact details of your supervisor
Date of joining and, if applicable, resignation date (duration)
Short task description
Please note: your proof of work experience must be signed by a superior or HR!
Letter of Recommendation
Please note that no standard form or format is required for the letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation can be issued by a university professor/lecturer or by a superior from your employment. It should, however, provide 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 studying in Germany?
Why do you want to study at RWTH Aachen University?
Why did you choose the program in question?
Please mention your past academic or university experiences.
Where did you receive information about RWTH Aachen University and the program?
In what way does the program in question contribute to you achieving your career goals?
How to apply at RWTH Aachen University
Non-EU and non-EEA applicants need to fulfill the following mandatory minimum requirement:
Proof of the GRE General Test with minimum scores (Verbal Reasoning: 145 | Quantitative Reasoning: 160 | Analytical Writing: 3) at the time of application.