Scholarships | RWTH International Academy

In this section you can 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 should be available to everybody, regardless of their financial situation in life. So our team is glad to announce that we award scholarships for selected Summer School programs every year. This means that you could have the opportunity to attend one of our courses for much less - the program fee will be reduced by 33%!

If you are studying a degree related to our programs in one of our designated countries, you are eligible for our scholarships. Especially female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Important: Please read the general application information.

Regarding our Summer Schools in 2022, applications will be accepted from December onwards!

Eligible Countries in 2021

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • Indonesia
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Russia
  • Turkey

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.

Since we can only offer a limited number of scholarships it is possible that you might not receive a scholarship even though your educational performance is outstanding.

In that case we would still be happy to welcome you as a regular participant. Please let us know at the moment of applying if this would be an option for you - simply click the according box in the scholarship application form! This will give you a further possibility to become part of this excellent program.


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 50% of the tuition fees charged by RWTH International Academy.

Fellowship for Turkish Engineers

This scholarship intends to support highly qualified engineering students from Turkey to pursue a Master’s degree program at RWTH Aachen, organized by RWTH International Academy. It is a supplementary scholarship to holders of the DAAD-TEV scholarship program for Turkish students and allows a waiver of the tuition fees charged by RWTH International Academy. For information about the DAAD-TEV scholarship, please visit the websites about TEV scholarships and DAAD scholarships.

Housing Scholarship

It is important to us that our students arrive, knowing where they will be living for the start of their studies. We offer housing scholarships for admitted students which amount to 250 € monthly for a single-person micro apartment in our housing complex on Elisabethstraße. Students will need to pay the remaining rental fee of 300 € per month. This scholarship will be awarded for a period of the student’s first twelve months of their studies. Prospective students will be informed by a call for application during the admission process.


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.