Short Courses | Formalities


Get ready for an unforgettable experience of learning while meeting new friends from around the world! Open your mind to new possibilities, expand your professional skills, learn about German culture, industry and travel around Europe.

On this page you find all the important details on formalities and organizational steps you need to know in order to participate in one of our Short Courses without any worries.

Find out:


How to register for a Short Course at RWTH International Academy

The registration period for our Short Courses starts in autumn. Remember to sign up well in advance to benefit from our Early Bird discount and allow enough time for the admission procedures, travel preparations and getting to know our digital learning tools. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Student's Profile

Every year we welcome students from all over the world. You can become part of our international student community if you are:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • in your Bachelor‘s, Master‘s, in between or recently graduated
  • are proficient in the English language*

*No English certificate is required. Our courses are all in English and therefore a proficient knowledge of English is important. To be able to assess yourself, the following levels are adequate: TOEFL ibt: 72 points, IELTS: 5.5 band score, TOEIC: 785 points, Cambridge: FCE, Grade C, CEFR = B2.

Required Documents

Please submit the following documents in English:

  • Your Cover Letter
  • Your Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
  • Your academic records (Transcript of Records)
  • A color photo of yourself

Registration process – We support you each step of the way

The registration process for our courses is very easy! Simply select the program on our website you want to sign up for. Don‘t worry, you have the chance to apply for multiple programs at the same time. The „Sign up“ button takes you to a form where you can enter your data and upload all necessary documents. If you have any questions, we are happy to support you!

Step 1 | Start of registration


The registration period for your Short Course starts. Remember to sign up well in advance.

Step 2 | Scholarships


Different scholarships for selected courses will be offered every year. Stay tuned for announcements.

Step 3 | Sign-up deadlines


Last chance!
Don’t miss to sign up to your favorite courses before the deadline.

Step 4 | Preparation phase


After admission you have enough time for admission procedures, course and travel preparations.


Our funding options for your success

Besides our Early Bird discount which is available for everyone, different scholarships with reduced program fees (up to 100%) increase the chance for students to attend our courses, independent of their background.

Early Bird Discount – get 10% off!

If you complete your registration by the deadline, you benefit from our 10% Early Bird discount. This applies for all open on-campus programs. Remember to sign up well in advance. Planning ahead also allows enough time for the admission procedures.

Early Bird deadlines every year

Summer Schools: March 1 // Winter Schools: October 1
Remember to sign up well in advance!

Scholarship Opportunities for Short Courses

We believe that high-quality education and making intercultural experiences should be available to everybody, regardless of their financial situation. So we are glad to announce that we award scholarships for selected on-campus Summer & Winter Schools every year. Our different scholarships with reduced program fees (up to 100%) increase the chance for students to attend our Short Courses, independent of their background.


Details about credits and the RWTH certificate

Workloads of our Short Courses

Have a look at the workload of our Short Courses:
(1 hour = 45 minutes)

  • 2-week programs | about 60 hours
  • 3-week programs | about 90 hours
  • 4-week programs | about 120 hours
    1 ECTS credit points can be awarded per 30 hours

Please note: All Short Courses are full time programs!

Certificate Information

At the end of a Short Course, all participants will receive an official RWTH Aachen University certificate. Depending on whether you have passed the final examination or not, this certificate will either prove your participation or even award you with a grade and ECTS credit points.

In every case, your certificate shows the workload as well as the academic contents of the completed course and is a valuable addition to your CV.

Short Courses Overview

Program Package

Scholarships Opportunities

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