• Become a mentor for our Summer Schools

    Unique opportunity for RWTH students

    Volunteer and experience an amazing time full of cultural and fun activities! Spend intensive two, three or four weeks with our international students.

  • Exciting news for all prospective students

    RWTH German Engineering College as a substitute for the GRE // applies to all programs in Engineering

  • ¡Viva México!

    Visiting our partners at Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM). The official opening ceremony of our Mexico Office, exciting insights into research projects and new cooperation agreements for the future!

  • New Certificate Course: Chief Sustainability Manager

    Continuing education created for sustainable impact – get to know our new Certificate Course in Cooperation with our professional Partners INC Innovation Center and LTT RWTH!

News at RWTH International Academy

Welcome to the RWTH International Academy Newsroom! Here you will find current information about our various continuing education formats and services.

One day to improve your health! A healthy working environment is essential for motivated employees. RWTH International Academy organizes every year an internal health day.

The program of this year's Health Day was filled with exciting workshops and activities to increase your own well-being and find your inner balance.

Great news for all interested students of our part-time Master of Science in Laboratory Animal Science!

We have established a partnership with the European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians (ESLAV). To further support our students, we are pleased to offer a special discount: As a member of ESLAV, you will receive 10% off the tuition fees.

For more information about the program and application details, please visit the program website.

Please note that this discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Virtual Open Day

A day of insights and inspiration for our admitted students!

Our Virtual Open Day was a great success: 150 students participated online from home! We hope that you enjoyed our exclusive 2-hour live-event, which included a warm welcome from our managing director, study advisors and the academy offices.

RWTH students Aachen city

A unique opportunity for students from RWTH Aachen University: Become a mentor for our Summer Schools!

As a mentor you have the chance to meet students from all over the world, create an international network and improve your intercultural competencies. With a group of other mentors you will be responsible for the support of the international students during social events and their free time on campus.

The International Office RWTH Aachen University is the official cooperation partner of this program – so you can get your commitment certified for the Certificate International!

To become a mentor for the programs lasting up to three weeks between July and September, check out the link below.

Deadline: 6 June 2023

It was an honor and a great pleasure for us to welcome a delegation from our Chinese partner university Changzhou Institute of Technology (CIT) to Campus Melaten last Friday.

RWTH International Academy and CIT have been cooperating in various educational programs since the foundation of our China Office. We thank all participants for the warm and productive exchange and look forward to many exciting projects that we will realize together in the future.

Dear future students,
we are very excited to announce more details about our Virtual Open Day – live event, on May 24, 2023. Our student advisor Johanna will be your presenter for the day and will guide you through the program.

Highlights of this live event: Get to know the Academy team, Aachen tour and RWTH sightseeing, mock live lecture and meet current students of RWTH International Academy!

For admitted students of a Master's Degree Program at RWTH International Academy.

RWTH students learning

Exciting new for all prospective students planning to apply for a Master’s degree program at RWTH Aachen University! Starting with the winter semester 2024/2025, students can submit proof of successful completion of our RWTH German Engineering College (GEC) instead of the GRE General Test. The GEC can thus replace the GRE in the application process.

Our partners at Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) have given a warm welcome to us! For one week we visited different laboratories and research groups and created new collaboration agreements for the future.

Thank you very much for these exciting insights at the Monterrey campus and the fruitful exchange.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with VIIT was already signed last fall when our Managing Director Dr. Helmut Dinger visited India for the inauguration of our local India Office.

During the return visit of our Indian guests in Germany, we have discussed to deepen our cooperation in the coming years.

Let's celebrate! Last Friday, the first class of our part-time M.Sc. Medical Data Science celebrated their successful graduation.

We are proud to educate new experts in this field and congratulate all graduates on completing their studies! We are looking forward to a great future in the field of Medical Data Science.

Continuing education created for sustainable impact – join our new Certificate Course "Chief Sustainability Manager" in Cooperation with our professional Partners INC Innovation Center and LTT RWTH!

This training is aimed at sustainability managers, specialists and executives from technology-oriented companies.

Our BIM Talent Program is in full progress! After having already been at the Hilti Store in Aachen in February, we were invited yesterday to visit the Viega World in Attendorn together with our talents from Viega GmbH & Co. KG and Hilti Deutschland AG.

For their first time the participants of the program had the opportunity to experience working with Building Information Modeling in direct application.

Today, we had the honor to welcome a delegation from Osaka University, one of our close partners, here at RWTH International Academy.

Together with our guests, Dr. Eng. Tomoyuki Terai and D.Sc. Kiyoshi Fuji-ta, we discussed the extension of our partnership and possibilities to give more students the chance to join Short Courses at RWTH International Academy, followed by fruitful talks about potential future projects and programs for Japanese students.

RWTH Summer School students

Due to a high amount of impressive applications we have decided to offer additional scholarships and extend the application deadline until March 15.

The scholarship is applicable for all open 2023 Summer Schools taking place on campus. Scholarship holders are charged only 50% of the program fee.

Students studying in the following countries are eligible: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, South Korea and Turkey.

We are looking forward to more applications!

Guillermo is an alumnus from Mexico and tells us about his career. How did he decide to study at RWTH Aachen University and what does he do now?

Find out in this interview what advice he has for financing a stay in Germany and how the PhD exchange program with our partners at the Tecnológico de Monterrey came about.

The recruiting phase is now completed and the BIM Talent Program has officially started. Many thanks to the Hilti store in Aachen, which warmly welcomed us to the kick-off event.

It was an all-round successful afternoon with practical stations, meetings with the mentors, plenty of new inspiration and happy faces of our talents.

To all interested and admitted students of our Master's Degree Programs in Engineering and Humanities:

If you wish to speak to us in person, you can book a digital one-on-one appointment with our Student Advisor Johanna, who will answer your questions and guide you with your application.

Select the topic which you would like to discuss, choose a day and time, and enter your personal information. Get face-to-face service and information on scholarships, application and admission process, RWTHonline problems, specific program questions and more!

A warm welcome to everyone attending the manager training programme “Fit for Partnership with Germany” by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and GIZ!

After two exciting and successful workshop days in New Delhi, we can proudly present the current participants joining the programme with the topic focus on “Green Technology”. We are looking forward to the upcoming months with our participants and the enriching exchange.

We are excited to announce that the Credit Points amount (ECTS) awarded for each of our Summer Schools 2023 has been increased by 1 point. This means that you can get up to 5 Credit Points in 4 weeks!

Institutes and Research at RWTH Aachen University

Our M.Sc. Textile Engineering (Textile) is accredited by the renowned "The Textile Institute", placing it as one of three excellent educational programs in Germany.

The Textile Institute accredits a selection of courses worldwide in all areas of textile industries, while promoting professionalism in the sector globally.

The whole team of RWTH International Academy would like to thank everyone for the successful cooperations, new exciting projects and highlights during the year.

  • 215 organized events
  • 9.652 international praticipants
  • 77 different nations

We wish you festive holidays and a great start into a healthy and happy new year 2023!

Until November 30, our enrolled master's students have the chance to apply for three different scholarships:

  • Best of Class Award
  • Social Responsibility Award
  • Student Project Grant

Last week, we were finally able to welcome our new group of Master's students of M.Sc. Periodontology 2022 for the first time. This course offers dentists the opportunity to become highly qualified specialists in the area of periodontology.

The participants are representatives of the Bălţi Free Trade Zone and the associated "TechZone" project. In Aachen, they are looking at current research on the topic of Industry 4.0 at numerous institutes of RWTH in order to use these insights to further develop their own educational institutions.

We are delighted to have welcomed a delegation from India (Andrha Pranesh region) to RWTH Aachen University during October. Together, we are developing exciting online course opportunities for a group of Indian colleges on the topic of "Composite Materials" in the field of textile engineering.

It was a pleasure for us to conduct our RWTH Summer Schools on campus this year. This summer we welcomed 58 students on site and another 61 online from a total of 21 countries.

We are happily reporting of our second visit at Zentis Aachen as part of the Managertrainingprogram by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

Alice Kratky and her team welcomed our Iranian participants at the impressive FruitCampus next to Aachen’s headquarter. Besides an introduction to the global driving force’s history, important topics such as HR management and motivation strategies were addressed.

This week, RWTH International Academy has hosted an info event for our brand-new format “RWTH BIM Talent Program”. The exclusive Talent Program is an initiative of the globally active companies Hilti and Viega and is aimed at the first-year students of the public Master’s degree programs at the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

The Program "Train the Trainer – Electric Mobility" is an important step to connect teachers and research in Mexico and Germany.

To help you stay ahead of the curve, we are launching the IDEA League Executive Programm with two distinct tracks: Sustainability and Emerging Technologies.

Service center of RWTH Aachen

RWTH Aachen University has achieved very good scores in the current QS Ranking by Subjects and is ranked first among the German universities.

02.12.2021 · Application Start

Our application portal is open! Apply for a Master’s Degree Program and take you career to the next level!

RWTH students learning

01.11.2021 – 30.04.2022 · On-campus programs

The registration period for all Summer Schools 2022 has started!

Experience international academic content, boost your career and have fun at the same time! Our various Summer Schools are highly interactive and contain a lot of intensive teamwork. As a participant you develop practical ideas together with renowned professors, get to know German industry and expand your skills with hands-on case studies.

Certificate Course| Basic Seminar Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) in Context of the Supply Chain Act (LkSG)

Our new certificate course addresses social risks within the company and production.

What does Six Sigma actually do and how does the method set help with process improvement? Here are the answers!

New website, better user experience - discover our new design!

We planned something for you....

Certificate Course Fundamentals of Life Cycle Assessmemts LCA

What impact do your products have on the environment? Our Basics of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) course shows how you can test your products.

Online Summer Schools 2021

Due to the current situation, the RWTH International Academy has decided to realize the Summer Schools taking place in June and July 2021 in the form of online courses.

Dentistry degree programs

With our international master's degree M.Sc. in Periodontology we are offering a part-time master's program for continuing dental education. It is conducted together with the Clinic for Operative Dentistry, Periodontology and Preventive Dentistry at RWTH Aachen University Hospital.

Continuing Education Week Region Aachen 2021

"Mastering crises. Secure know-how. Educate further" - this is the motto of this year's digital training week in the Aachen region. Of course we are part of it! On March 5, we will present ourselves with a short pitch and on March 11, we will show how versatile our training offers are.

M.Sc. Degree Programs in Engineering Overview

As of March 2, students from EU can apply for our English-language M.Sc. degree programs in engineering. Additive Manufacturing, Electric Mobility Production or Robotic Systems Engineering are just some of the current research and production topics we have integrated into our M.Sc. degree programs.

Female student from RWTH International Academy

For international students, the Corona pandemic has had a very different impact. For many, the actual face-to-face study in another country has turned into a digital study on their own couch in their home town. We wanted to know from our master's students where they are currently and when they are planning to return to Germany, should they be abroad or in their home countries.

Boarding- and Apartmenthouse RWTH International Academy

To ensure that our students and participants are perfectly cared for during their education and training, our new boarding house and apartment building will open on June 2021 in the heart of Aachen's city center. 64 beds in the boarding house and 41 apartments for long-term living will then be available - and some of them with a view of the Aachen Cathedral spires!

Film studio RWTH International Academy

As International Academy we want to reach people interested in education worldwide and respond even more flexibly and individually by enhanced digital education, information and service offerings.

Exterior view of the main building of RWTH Aachen University

With the help of previous donors, 86 students severely affected by the pandemic situation have already been supported by bridging scholarships (€600 each).

Education Funding Germany BMAS

Good news to all those who applied for Bildungscheck 2020 (education voucher) but could not claim it due to the restrictions in the course of the pandemic: This year's Bildungscheck is still valid in 2021!

Expert Exchange Continuing Education at Universities RWTH International Academy

In September, the managing directors of higher education institutions from all over Germany met in Aachen for a first kick-off exchange of experts.