Supporting Program – Academic & Social | Short Courses


During all our Short Courses you do not only expand your academic knowledge, but also benefit from our broad supporting program. We have designed different supporting concepts especially for our on-campus and online courses. Through the right balance of academic and social program, you spent an unforgettable time with students from all over the world in all our Short Courses. Check out this page to see what's awaiting you.

Academic Program – Insights into German Industry

Get in touch with excellent science and research through our institute, lab and company visits. Through our academic excursions, your path to academic and career success is deepened. We offer you insights into German industry and the opportunity to build a network with which you can make a sustainable investment in your future.

Expand your network with professors and industry experts:

  • Institute, lab and company visits
  • Expert talks with professors and industry partners
  • Meet-ups with future workplaces
  • Networking with German companies and organizations
RWTH Short Courses: Smart Automation Lab WZL

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.

Vaibhav Prakash, India

Social Program – Cultural and Fun Activities!

We organize a wide range of social events to help you experience German culture and student life at RWTH Aachen University. Make the most of your freetime, meet the other participants who come from all over the world and spend time with our local team in a great atmosphere and create amazing memories.

Enjoy your time in various social events:

  • Ice-breaking, intercultural training and team-building
  • Sports or stretching and karaoke or game night
  • Outdoor barbeque, dinner night or intercultural meet-up
  • Honoring events: welcome and certificate ceremony
RWTH Summer School students

Mentoring Program – Experience an unforgettable time

All courses have their own mentors, who will help our participants to get to know Aachen from a true student’s perspective. Your
buddies, who are typically students enrolled at RWTH Aachen University, are part of our social events and guide you through the academic and cultural practices in Germany.

What to expect as a Short Course participant:

  • Have a buddy even before your course starts
  • Build lasting friendships with German students
  • Get to know Aachen and the university from a student's perspective
  • Practice your language skills on a day-to-day basis

Traveling Germany and Europe – Unlimited opportunities during our programs on campus

Only a few kilometers from the city center, one can find the “Border Triangle” where the frontiers of Belgium, Netherlands and Germany meet. The attraction of living in this area includes a colourful mix of languages and people as well as short travel distances to cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne or even Paris.

Some trips are included in the program fees, such as:

  • City excursions: Maastricht (NL), Cologne, Bonn
  • Hiking tour to the border triangle
  • City rally in Aachen
RWTH Summer School City Rally

On the weekend you have the opportunity to explore Germany and Europe on your own. Or maybe you want to extend your stay and travel a bit after our Short Course? We'd be happy to tell you about some great travel opportunities while you're in Aachen!

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