Learning Environment | Short Courses

RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany’s elite universities and one of the most highly recognized technical universities in Europe. It is a place where the future of our industrialized world is thought out: The university is proving to be a hotspot with increasing international recognition where innovative answers to global challenges are developed.

Learning Environment | On Campus

Students are the center of all education activities at RWTH Aachen University. We offer a variety of lectures, tutorials, case studies, and a range of other learning activities in which students are active participants in the discovery and application of knowledge. The participants of our courses come from over 55 different countries – this allows us to create an enriching global classroom environment for everyone.

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  • Seminar rooms with modern equipment
  • Daily contact with our team allowing direct support
  • Case studies and guest speakers
  • Highly professional and motivating atmosphere
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Advantages of RWTH Aachen University

  • Campus life in Aachen
  • Excellent RWTH lecturers
  • Use of RWTH learning rooms
  • Access to all libraries
Main Building of RWTH Aachen University

Your weeks with us on campus in the historic city of Aachen

The weekly schedules of our on-campus programs are all similar in structure.

After your arrival on Sunday, on Monday we will meet for a Welcome Orientation. In the coming weeks, to support your teaching and the course-related activities, there are a lot of social events, where you get to know the other participants, our beautiful city of Aachen and places in the surrounding area. Ultimately, during the last days of your stay, you will take a final exam to earn your certificate.

On weekends and after the farewell event you can take advantage of the short travel distances and discover more of Germany and Europe on your own or with your new friends!

Learning Environment | Online Courses

In our digital programs you benefit from high-value academic content and excellent lectures online. Through the right balance of asynchronous and synchronous learning, you will be optimally supported by the lecturers during our Online Courses. At the same time, you can flexibly schedule your study period yourself and have access to all learning materials any time from home.

Freely accessible & self-determined

  • Video lectures
  • Readings with quizzes
  • Home- & group work
  • Exercises & simulations
RWTH Short Courses students learning

Direct support by our lecturers

  • Live sessions & exercises
  • Q&As
  • Discussions & debates
  • Interactive participation

Your digital learning experience in our RWTH Online Courses

The weekly schedule of our digital programs is a mix of live sessions and self-study assignments.

From Monday to Friday, there are daily meetings on Zoom being the heart of the course. These sessions are for interactive discussions like teaching, group work, expert talks or social events. Since our international participants join the activities from different time zones, we choose a time frame that suits everybody.

For your individual self-study, we provide a variety of interactive materials in our learning space. These you can work through at your own pace and whenever you have time. As long as you meet the expected deadlines, you enjoy the freedom to structure your learning the way you like.

Although the entire program was carried out online, I really enjoyed all the lectures and the social events. It was my first time participating in such an international program and I think this experience broadened my perspective. I had a great time talking with the mentors and I got to know many things about Germany. I would like to visit Aachen some day.

Taiki Yamashita, Japan | Online Course 2021

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