Short Courses | Opportunitites

Customized Group Programs for our Partners

Are you interested in organizing an academic program exclusively for students from your institution? We offer customized on-campus and online programs that are especially tailored to your students' needs. In accordance with your requirements, we design an individual schedule with dates and times suiting your students' availability (semester holidays), as well as academic content that correlates with their curricula at home. Of course all programs conclude with the award of an official RWTH Certificate, that can be recognized at your home institution.

Academic content to be developed with lecturers from RWTH Aachen University

  • Scientific content and teaching style
  • Hands-on learning in experiments and case studies
  • Topic-related excursions like institute and company visits
  • Scope of teaching hours and credit points
  • Overall workload and intensity of teaching

Arrange a comfortable experience for your students with these components

  • Accommodation in 2, 3 or 4-bed rooms
  • Breakfast and lunch on weekdays
  • Local public transportation ticket and airport pickup service
  • City excursions, for example to Cologne, Bonn, Maastricht
  • Social events that bring students closer together
  • Cultural activities about student life in Aachen, Germany

Short Courses | Get a taste of studying abroad at RWTH Aachen University

The various programs can be completed smoothly during the Bachelor's degree or before starting a Master's program

  • Study Format: Summer or Winter School | Online Course
  • Duration: 2, 3 or 4 weeks
  • Workload: min. 50, max. 120 teaching hours
  • Conditions: enrolled students, min. age 18 years
  • Teaching: on-campus or online
  • Qualification: RWTH certificate
  • Language: English

Benefits of our Short Courses

Taking a Short Course is the perfect way to expand professional skills, learn about German culture, industry and travel around Europe. The participants develop practical ideas together with renowned professors, get to know future workplaces in Germany and expand their skills with hands-on case studies. To support the academic content of each program, we include expert talks, institute visits, lab tours and the chance to network with German companies and organizations. During the programs the participants will gain insights into the student life and get to know the charming historic old town of Aachen.

The four weeks at Aachen were simply exhilarating. The Summer School demanded a great deal of attention which ultimately was rewarded in the project work. The company visits were very helpful as they gave an insight to the up and coming automated technologies adapted by the leading manufacturers in Germany. It really was an experience of a lifetime which I wish to revisit again in the future.

Vaibhav Prakash, India | Summer School 2019

Mini-Mester | Explore studying abroad at RWTH Aachen and living in Germany

A miniature semester can be integrated perfectly into the curricular structure of the home university, e.g. in the last third of the undergraduate program.

  • Study Format: Mini-Mester
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Workload: up to 12 Credit Points
  • Conditions: enrolled students, min. age 18 years
  • Teaching: on-campus
  • Qualification: RWTH certificate
  • Language: English
RWTH Summer School City Rally

Benefits of our Mini-Mester

Taking a Mini-Mester (short for "miniature semester") of three months offers students a great experience of living in Germany and studying at RWTH Aachen University. More time allows diverse topics and intense project work to be included in the academic content. By this, students learn the fundamentals of engineering and scientific work at RWTH. The German teaching style, contact with lecturers and tutors, as well as networking with the industry opens new horizons and perspectives for their further academic career. In the meantime, Mini-Mester participants have the chance to immerse themselves into student life in Aachen, make several excursions to cities in Germany and Europe and thus foster their intercultural competencies.

The three months I spent in Aachen were very interesting and memorable. It was a very valuable experience in my life. I learned a lot during the Mini-Mester, not only did I acquire more knowledge in the respective fields, but I also learned a lot about German culture, history and values. I would also like to thank the teachers of the international academy for their care and the professors for their help and dedication.

Yuanqi Cheng, China | Mini Mester 2019

Contact our Short Courses team at RWTH International Academy

If we have sparked your interest in a group program, we are looking forward to receiving your inquiry and getting to know you! Please include the following information, if applicable:

  • introduction to your institution
  • description of the target group (academic background and estimated number of students)
  • dates and time frame
  • desired academic topic(s)

After the initial contact, we will come up with an individual offer and discuss the details of your program. For the following steps we support the program promotion at your institution with marketing material and guide you through the group nomination process.

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