Social Events and Student Life

Social Activities

Have fun while studying!

We offer you a wide range of social activities to experience German culture and student life at RWTH Aachen University:

  • Social and cultural events in Aachen and surroundings (three-border region Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands)
  • Visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites and excursions to Cologne, Düsseldorf or Bonn
  • On-site company visits at RWTH’s industrial partners and guided tours of RWTH institutes as well as renowned Research Centers in the area
  • Intercultural training; Get-togethers with the international students community
  • Cooking and dancing nights, sport events, BBQs and many other activities

Be Buddy Program

Through the university’s “BeBuddy” program, international students have the chance to immerse themselves in the vibrant student community at RWTH Aachen. They will get to know Aachen from a true student’s perspective: They learn more about academic and cultural practices in Germany with the support of their German “Buddy” who is typically a student enrolled at RWTH Aachen and can so offer first-hand experiences in and around the campus, painting an authentic picture of university life.