Visa, Travel and Insurance

Visa Information

The visa application process can vary from country to country. The following information is provided as a general guideline.

Please apply for a student visa. As a guest student you have the same rights as a normal student at the RWTH Aachen University and will also get a student card.

Visa Details

Please note:

Some Visas can take up to three months to be granted and it can also take a few weeks to get an appointment at the German Embassy/Consulate in your home country.

Travel Information

To make your journey as convenient as possible, we want to give you our advice on how to travel to Aachen from the closest airports.

Travel Details

We wish you a pleasant journey.


Health insurance is mandatory for students who want to participate in the RWTH MEC. More information will be given to you after your admission to the program.

Please read the terms and conditions of your health insurance policy carefully and consult with your insurance company in case you have further questions. It is strongly advised to have an additional travel insurance.