Visa, Travel, and Health Information

Visa Information

Some of you may need to apply for a visa to enter Germany. Since you will not be enrolled as a student at RWTH Aachen University during your Winter School, we recommend applying for a so called "Schengen Visa", that allows you to travel in Germany and all European countries that are part of the Schengen Agreement.

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

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

The Winter School team wishes you a pleasant journey.

Health Insurance Information

Health insurance is mandatory for students who want to participate in a RWTH International Academy Winter School. Please make sure to take an appropriate insurance for the entire Winter School period. We do recommend a private health insurance with an EU coverage.

Health Insurance Information

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.