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 increase the chance for students to attend our Short Courses, independent of their background.

Country Scholarship 2023

We love the country mix! As RWTH International Academy, we stand for diversity and intercultural exchange. Therefore, we want to give students from as many different cultural backgrounds as possible the chance to get a taste of studying at RWTH Aachen University. For the 2023 Summer Schools, we are again issuing Country Scholarships applicable for all open Summer Schools taking place on campus.

Scholarship holders receive 50% off the program fee.

What you should bring

What we expect

Eligible countries

Luckily, I got the scholarship to have an experience studying at RWTH Aachen University through this summer school. I chose Robotics, Communication Networks, and Innovation. My experience during the program at Aachen was incredible. Everything was so well planned and coordinated including the hostel, the transportation, and even the food. They provided me all that I need during my stay at Europe. I would recommend to all of my friends to join the program and feel about studying abroad in Germany, especially at RWTH Aachen University.

Marcellinus Abellard Arioseto, Indonesia | Scholarship Holder 2022

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.

You can apply for both scholarships through our official application portal RWTHonline as part of your regular master’s application. The application deadline for these scholarships corresponds with our deadline for master’s application, March 1st for Non-EU applicants and July 15th for EU applicants.

College Courses: Outstanding Performance Award

This scholarship honors talented students who have successfully completed one of our Master qualification programs in engineering. Their remarkable performance during the German Engineering College, the RWTH 4+2 Program or the RWTH 3+1+2 Program will be rewarded with a reduction of up to 50% of the tuition fees charged by RWTH International Academy.

The program manager will select suitable participants of one of the mentioned qualification programs, who can then submit an internal application towards the end of the program.

Johanna Uciechowski

Study Advisor


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.

Social Responsibility Award

The Social Responsibility Award was established to honor deserving RWTH International Academy students who demonstrate their awareness and responsibility for our society and environment by regularly contributing to communal or creative commitments.


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.