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RWTH Aachen University

Map Pin IconAachen, Germany
  • A+ Shiksha Grade
  • Institute Icon620 acre campus
  • Estd. 1870
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RWTH Aachen University Highlights 2024

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Year of establishment1870
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Also Known AsRWTH
Accepted Exams
Total International Students10455
Size of Campus in acres620
Male/Female Ratio0.47
UG/PG Course Ratio1.72
No.of Campuses1
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On Highlights

Q:   Is RWTH Aachen University hard to get into?


RWTH Aachen University acceptance rate is 10% which makes it selective in its admission process. Also, it is even more selective for international students with an acceptance rate of 5 to 10%. Also, international students also need to submit the required documents like letters of recommendation (LOR) along with IELTS or TOEFL score to prove English proficiency.

Q:   Is GRE required for RWTH Aachen University?


Yes, GRE is required for some courses for international students. RWTH Aachen asks for GRE from international students for admission to graduate-level courses. Only GRE general test is accepted by RWTH Aachen University. In the quantitative part, you need at least 160 points. Also, Your GRE test must not be older than 2 years at the time of the application deadline.

Q:   Is Aachen expensive for students?


The cost to study in Aachen depends on a lot of factors. Apart from the Aachen tuition, students also need to consider living expenses in Germany which may vary from 1,100 to 1,200 Euros per month.

Also Read: Top high cost cities to live in Germany

Entry Criteria

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MS(67 Courses)
IELTS: 5.5-6.5
TOEFL: 90.0-95.0
GRE: 305.0 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(28 Courses)
IELTS: 5.5 & Above
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
MDS(1 Courses)
IELTS: 5.5 & Above
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
MIM(11 Courses)
IELTS: 5.5 & Above
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
M.A.(23 Courses)
IELTS: 5.5-6.5
BBA(4 Courses)
IELTS: 5.5 & Above
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
B.Arch(1 Courses)
IELTS: 5.5 & Above
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
B.Sc.(18 Courses)
IELTS: 5.5 & Above
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above
B.A.(18 Courses)
IELTS: 6.5 & Above
MBA/PGDM(1 Courses)
IELTS: 5.5 & Above
TOEFL: 90.0 & Above

RWTH Aachen University Fees and Eligibility 2024

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CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(67 courses)
18 months-24 years
INR 0 - 13.2 L
B.E. / B.Tech(28 courses)
3 years-42 months– / –
MDS(1 course)
18 months– / –
MIM(11 courses)
18 months-2 years– / –
M.A.(23 courses)
18 months-2 years– / –
BBA(4 courses)
3 years– / –
B.Arch(1 course)
3 years– / –
B.Sc.(18 courses)
3-4 years– / –
B.A.(18 courses)
3-4 years– / –
MBA/PGDM(1 course)
18 months– / –
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On Fees and Eligibility

Q:   What is the minimum IELTS/TOEFL required for RWTH Aachen University?


The overall minimum score required for IELTS is 6.5 and for TOEFL the overall minimum score required is 95. Students are advised to check the complete admission criteria before applying for admission to the university.

Q:   What is the cost of living at RWTH Aachen University?


The cost of living at the campus of RWTH Aachen University is approximately €1100 per month while living in Aachen. Students can also get scholarships based on their merit to manage their living and study in Germany.

Q:   What is the tuition fee at RWTH Aachen University?


RWTH Aachen University is a public university, therefore there is no tuition fee, either for domestic students or for international students who are pursuing their higher education at RWTH. However, as per estimates, a student needs at least 1,100 euros a month while living in Aachen.

Q:   How to prepare for IELTS while applying to RWTH Aachen University?


Students can prepare for IELTS by joining free Shiksha online classes with our IELTS preparation expert who is a TESOL Certified Trainer. You can check out the Calendar for Free IELTS Live Practice Tests & Solutions here

RWTH Aachen University Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does RWTH offer scholarships to its students?


German universities do not offer full-coverage scholarships, however, there are several scholarship opportunities available for international students planning to apply to RWTH. Students need to search for scholarships on the university's website. Scholarships are available for short courses and master courses.

Q:   Is 15 years of education acceptable in Germany for masters?


Yes, 15 years of education is acceptable in Germany for admission into master’s courses. However, it is suggested to check the specific requirements of the university/course which you are planning to study in order to meet the eligibility requirements.

Also Read: Study in Germany

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RWTH Aachen University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :No Fees
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNot required
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Summer1ˢᵗ Sep 2024
Winter1ˢᵗ Mar - 15ᵗʰ Jul 2024
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Q:   What are the requirements for RWTH Aachen University?


The main criteria for applicants outside the EU are their academic grades and school grades. Candidates applying to undergraduate level courses need to have an average grade of 2.5 or more for the university entrance qualification.

Q:   What are the requirements to study at RWTH Aachen University?


The general requirements to study at RWTH Aachen University are as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised institute
  • Proof of Proficiency in the German Language

Apart from this, you need to check the specific requirements depending on the course you are looking to pursue.

Q:   What is the admission deadline at RWTH Aachen University?


RWTH Aachen University admissions are done in Winter and Summer semesters. Check below the admission deadlines for RWTH:

Intake seasonDeadline
Winter1 Mar, 2024 - 15 Jul, 2024
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Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Liberal
  • Stressful
  • Academically oriented
Student Views
  • 0% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty4
Student Life3
Value for money3
Public transportation5
Indian Food3
Permanent Immigration4
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M.Sc. Data Analytics and Decision Science - Batch of 2024
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Good internship opportunities at RWTH Business School
Tips: The scope of internships and work for students are quite high, particularly in Business School. The course (M.Sc DDS) is not designed for people with prior experience in the field, it covers basics in detail. The focus on self study is higher than what is taught in the classes.
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RWTH Aachen University Placements

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Q:   Does RWTH Aachen University provides career support?


The Career Center of RWTH helps to prepare students for the job market and to actively support them with their first steps in the professional world. The centre collects RWTH Aachen University’s central offerings in one place and act as a hub connecting students and companies. They guide students with:

  • Seminar & career training
  • Finding & meeting companies
  • Application tips

RWTH Aachen University Accommodation & Meals

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Q:   What are the accommodation options at RWTH Aachen University?


RWTH does not provide own, rent or manage any dorms or accommodation in general. At RWTH, several student advising services are specialised in providing information on housing, check below some of them:

  • AStA Students' Committee
  • AusländerInnenVertretung (AV)
  • International Office Housing Advice Service
  • International student organisation INCAS
  • Association of Indian Students in Aachen, or AISA.

RWTH Aachen University Ranking 2024

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Mechanical Engineering
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Q:   What is the rank of RWTH Aachen in Germany?


RWTH Aachen University is ranked among the top 10 universities in Germany. According to QS World University Ranking 2023, the university ranks 7 in the country while US News ranks it 13 in Best Global Universities in Germany.

Q:   What is the rank of RWTH Aachen?


RWTH Aachen University is the largest technical university in Germany. It was founded in 1870. RWTH Aachen has been ranked 99 by THE world university ranking 2023 and RWTH Aachen University QS world university ranking 2024 stands at 106. It is among the top universities in the world.

Studying in Germany

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 3 L (based on 2 colleges)

Part Time Work

International students from other countries are allowed to work 120 full days or 240 half days per year.&nb... Read more about part time work

Post Study Work Permit

Students can apply for and get a post study job seeking work visa of upto 18 months after completion of the... Read more about post study work permit

Cost of Visa Application
Euro 75 = INR 6,616.5
Visa Application Process

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Q:   What is the cost of studying in Germany?


The cost of studying in Germany depends on the type of institute one goes for. The cost is generally higher in private universities. Below is the cost of studying in public and private universities in Germany:


Cost of studying in Germany

Public Universities

EUR 300-500 /Semester (INR 26,190 - INR 43,651)

Private Universities

12,000 – 15,000 euros/year (INR 10.47 Lacs - INR 13.09 lakh)

Q:   Is Germany expensive for students?


Accommodation, food, clothing and recreational activities, covers up the living costs. Every year, according to the prevailing economic conditions and the relevant fee structure, every university would request that a monthly sum be provided for the student to facilitate his living expenses in the country as well as for completing his education, this money is deposited in a Blocked Account. As of September 2022, keeping the rate of inflation in mind, the mandatory amount required in the Blocked Account for studying in Germany is €11,172 (INR 9.75 lakh) for an entire year or €931 (INR 87,279) for a month.

RWTH Aachen University FAQs

Q:   How many international students study at RWTH Aachen University?


Every year thousands of international students and scholars come to benefit from high-quality RWTH Aachen University Courses. In the winter semester of 2022/23, there are around 47,078 RWTH Aachen University Student Admissions enrolled at AWTH. Out of the total students, 14,150 were international students from 138 countries enrolled in the RWTH Aachen University. There are several student advising services that are specialized in providing information on housing to students.

Q:   How is the campus of RWTH Aachen University?


The RWTH Aachen Campus has a unique ecosystem with an extensive network of experts and a constantly growing next-generation research infrastructure. The university campus is spread over 620 acres (250 ha) and is located in the northwestern part of the city of Aachen. There are two core areas – midtown and Melaten district. It is currently expanding in the city center and Melaten district.

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Updated on Sep 28, 2023

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University CityAachen, Other - Germany, Germany
Size of cityMedium
Population of City2,44,951
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Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany
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