Scholarships | RWTH International Academy

In this section you find several scholarship opportunities that might help you finance your studies. There are several scholarship opportuntities available for international students. We highly recommend students to start searching for an appropriate scholarship as soon as possible. Please find some institutions that offer scholarships or search engines for scholarships listed below.


Scholarships 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. Feel free to check out our announcements in December.

What is important for your scholarship application?

In addition to the usual application requirements, you should:

  • include a letter of recommendation to your application
  • highlight your motivation and goals
  • have outstanding grades and references
  • stand out with extracurricular activities and achievements
  • have fun studying and support us as our ambassador

Application Information

You support us as our ambassador!

As a scholarship holder, you support us as our ambassador to reach out to students from all over the world.

  1. During the Summer Schools, you will be featured in media appearances.
  2. After the Summer School, you will provide us with a written testimonial.
  3. Back at home, you will share your experience with your student community. You can do this e.g. by giving a presentation at your home university or by posting on your own blog. Please outline your ideas in your motivation letter.
RWTH Short Courses scholarship holder

Examplary scholarship opportunities from the last years

Each year, our Short Courses team develops new funding options to meet the needs of individual participants to support their careers.

  • DAAD Scholarship 2019: 100% discount + flight reimbursement for selected students from designated countries.
  • T.I.M.E. Scholarship 2022: 100% discount for one student from a T.I.M.E. partner university who is willing to take a double degree at RWTH Aachen University afterwards.
  • Country Scholarship 2022: 33% discount for selected students from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia or Turkey.

The registration deadline for 2022 has ended. Upcoming scholarships for 2023 will be announced in December.


Scholarships for Master Applicants

Are you planning to study a post-graduate degree and applying for one of your Master’s degree programs? Check out our exclusive scholarship portfolio to support different student groups with financing their studies!

Women in Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship was created to enable for more qualified female engineering students to pursue a Master’s degree program at RWTH International Academy. Furthermore, it is intended to create gender equality among the international students of English-taught Master’s degree programs in engineering.

High Potential Student Grant

This scholarship was created to enable highly qualified students to complete their Master’s degree program at RWTH Aachen, offered by RWTH International Academy. This scholarship can grant admitted students a reduction of up to 25% of the tuition fees charged by RWTH International Academy.


Scholarships for Enrolled Students

In this section we present you our Scholarships for our enrolled students at RWTH International Academy.

Best of Class Award

The ‘Best of Class Award’ was established to honor talented students with outstanding achievements, who are enrolled at RWTH Aachen University in one of the engineering Master’s degree programs organized by RWTH International Academy.

German Language Merit Scholarship

RWTH International Academy actively supports students’ efforts towards learning German and rewards good performances accordingly. With this goal in mind, we have set up a German Language Merit Scholarship attainable for a substantial number of students.

Student Project Grant

The Student Project Grant is an exclusive scholarship for RWTH International Academy students. RWTH International Academy provides funding for students who wish to pursue field research, extracurricular research work, or project work during their degree program.

Scholarship of RWTH International Academy

Scholarships for Alumni

Alumni Research Grant

Numerous ideas and many unusual but forward-looking research approaches have emerged from RWTH. Together with our alumni, we also want to "think the future" in line with the RWTH motto.

The Alumni Research Grant is an exclusive scholarship for RWTH International Academy alumni. RWTH International Academy provides funding for alumni who wish to pursue field research, extracurricular research work, or project work after completing their degree program.


Other Scholarships

There are several scholarship opportuntities available for international students. We highly recommend students to start searching for an appropriate scholarship as soon as possible. Please find some institutions that offer scholarships listed below.

Scholarship Databases

  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offers a scholarship database with a broad variety of scholarship programs for international students on its website.
  • RWTH Aachen University also offers a Scholarship Database.
  • KfW Student Loan: Germans, EU-residents, Bildungsinländer, and applicants with a German spouse can receive a student loan, if they fulfil certain requirements.
  • BAFÖG: German students can receive BAFÖG, if they fulfil certain requirements.