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.

Academic Calendar

All RWTH International Academy Master's degree programs starts with the winter semester in 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
Winter Semester
mid February end March
Summer Semester 1 April 30 September
Summer Semester
mid July end September
Examination Regulations



Türel Tan
Study Course Coordinator