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RWTH Aachen University Admissions 2024: Requirements, Acceptance Rate, Application Fees & Deadline

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What’s new at RWTH Aachen University? For RWTH Aachen admission 2024, the Winter semester RWTH Aachen University intake application deadline (Restricted Admission) for bachelor’s and master’s courses is July 15, 2024. 

Various unofficial sources have mentioned that RWTH Aachen University acceptance rate is around 10%. This means it is quite difficult to get into RWTH Aachen University. Therefore, to gain admission to this university, the applicants must have a strong academic record such as having required previous qualifications such as having a previously studied academic degree for admission to master's course or secondary education for admission to bachelor's courses. Also, the applicants must meet all application requirements and apply before the application deadline.

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RWTH Aachen University Admission Highlights 2024

Over 100 course options available for students, RWTH Aachen faculties offer a broad program of Engineering Sciences, Geosciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Business and Economics, and Medical subjects. Some of the important RWTH Aachen University admission highlights can be checked from the table given below:



Application portal

University portal

Application fee


Accepted English language test scores


Standardized test scores

GRE (as applicable)

International student application deadlines

Restricted admission course of study (NC)

  • Summer Sem: Jan 15
  • Winter Sem: July 15

Which RWTH Aachen University Course are you interested in?

Over 100 courses are offered by RWTH Aachen University. Check the table given below to know about RWTH Aachen University fees and other details about the popular courses:



1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (67 courses)

18 months-24 years

Up till INR 13.6 L

MDS (1 course)

18 months

– / –

BSc (18 courses)

3-4 years

– / –

MIM (11 courses)

18 months-2 years

– / –

BE / BTech (28 courses)

3 years-42 months

– / –

MA (23 courses)

18 months-2 years

– / –

BA (18 courses)

3-4 years

– / –

MBA/PGDM (1 course)

18 months

– / –

Executive MBA/PGDM (1 course)

2 years

INR 17.6 L

MPA (1 course)

18 months

INR 9.7 L

What are RWTH Aachen University Admission Deadlines for 2024?

Admission intakes at RWTH Aachen University are Winter and Summer. Interested applicants can check RWTH Aachen University application deadlines from the tables given below:

Bachelor’s Courses

Study Course

Winter Semester Application Deadline

Application Deadline for Summer Semester

Open-admission course of study


Apr 20, 2024

Restricted admission course of study (NC)

July 15, 2024

Jan 15, 2024

Master’s Courses

Course of Study

Application Deadline for Winter Semester

Application Deadline for Summer Semester

Open-admission course of study

Mar 1, 2024

Sep 1

Restricted admission course of study (NC)

July 15, 2024

Jan 15, 2024

Also Read: Admission Deadlines for German Universities

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RWTH Aachen University Admissions 2024 FAQs

Q:   Is there any application fee for RWTH Aachen University?


No, there is no RWTH Aachen University application fee. However, in order to submit the application, the following documents have to be submitted:

Documents required to complete the application for bachelor’s courses are:

Documents required to be submitted in order to complete the master’s application are:

  • Copy of the transcript of records or your Diploma supplement
  • A module catalog or course descriptions of all the courses that the applicants have completed in their studies
  • If the applicants are applying to start a study course in a higher core semester then, a copy of the final academic transcript
  • Tabular resume
  • GRE score or any other test (as required)

Q:   Does RWTH Aachen University offer scholarships to international students?


Usually, German Universities do not offer full-coverage scholarships. Funding for scholarships is pooled together at German universities and awarded to the applicants who are suitable by the DAAD. Furthermore, there are a number of institutions, such as foundations that offer scholarships for suitable applicants. Check out the scholarships to study in Germany for international students from here.


Q:   How can I get admission to RWTH Aachen University?


A. RWTH Aachen University requirements for international students are given below:


  • In order to take admission to bachelor’s courses, the applicants first need authorization to attend the university. This is also called as an university entrance qualification certificate or HZB. As a rule, this HZB can be acquired by successfully completing secondary education, or, in other words, by graduating from a secondary school
  • The overall grade of HZB should be at least equivalent to the German grade of 2.5
  • The level of secondary education varies from country to country, and it may be that the applicants’ school leaving certificate does not entitle them to attend a German university. In such a case, the applicants have two options: either to first study several semesters in their home country or attend a preparatory college in Germany
  • Proof of German (C1 level) and English language skills (B2 level) – As applicable


  • To study a master’s level course at RWTH Aachen University, the applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or a first-degree
  • Language requirement

Q:   How can I improve my chances of getting accepted into RWTH Aachen University?


Various unofficial sources have cited that RWTH Aachen University has an acceptance rate of 10%. This means admission process at RWTH Aachen University is quite competitive. To increase the chances of getting admitted to RWTH Aachen University, some of the points that have to be kept in mind are: 

  • Have a strong academic record
  • Meet all the entry requirements 
  • Apply before the deadline
  • Submit all the supporting documents

Q:   What is the minimum GPA for RWTH Aachen University?


RWTH Aachen University has specified that to gain admission to the bachelor’s courses, the applicants are required to have a university entrance qualification certificate or HZB. The applicants can obtain HZB by successfully completing secondary education, or by graduating from secondary school. The overall grade of the applicant’s HZB must be equivalent to the German grade of 2.5 at least.


Q:   What are the requirements for RWTH Aachen University for a Masters in Data Science?


RWTH Aachen University admission requirements for Masters in Data Science are given below:

  • The applicants are required to have a first university degree (or bachelor’s degree), required qualifications according to the examination regulations
  • The MSc in Data Science programme of RWTH Aachen University is built on bachelor’s programs Mathematics and Computer Science. So, it is expected to have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a related area
  • Proficiency in English: TOEFL iBT score of 95 / IELTS score of at least 6.5

Q:   How can I get admission to RWTH Aachen University for Masters?


For admission to the MSc Computer Science programme at RWTH Aachen University, meet the below-given requirements:

  • First university degree (or bachelor’s degree), required qualifications according to the examination regulations
  • As a pre-requisite, the applicants are required to have the necessary educational background, as determined in the Exam regulations of RWTH Aachen University
  • Proficiency in English and German

Requirements in Germany and English at RWTH Aachen University for MSc Computer Science are given below:

  • TestDAF (in all four sections at minimum Level 4)
  • Certificate of the German Language Examination for university entrance for foreign applicants (DSH), stage 2
  • A German Language Diploma of the Conference of German Ministers of Education
  • Evidence of having passed the Deutsche Sprachprüfung II" of the Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institute, Munich
  • Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS), Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom oder Goethe-Zertifikat C1 des Goethe-Institutes
  • TELC Deutsche C1 Hochschule


English Language skills


Minimum Score





Also: MS in Computer Science in Germany 


Q:   Is GRE required for MS in RWTH Aachen University?


As such in RWTH Aachen University admission requirements for MSc Computer Science, it has not been mentioned that a GRE score is required. However, the applicants are required to meet the other academic requirements such as having an undergraduate degree and fulfilling the language proficiency requirements.


Q:   What is the acceptance rate for international students at RWTH Aachen?


According to various unofficial sources, RWTH Aachen University acceptance rate is only 10%. Because of its acceptance rate, RWTH Aachen University is one of the most difficult universities to get into. So, to take admission to RWTH Aachen University, make sure to have a strong academic record. Besides this, all the eligibility and application requirements must be met.


Q:   How to apply to RWTH Aachen University as an international student?


The application steps given below have to be followed to complete the RWTH Aachen University application:

Application Process for Bachelor’s Courses

  • First of all, create a single PDF for each of  the documents that have to be uploaded in the application
  • Next, fill out the online application for RWTH Aachen University
  • Lastly, upload the required documents at the end of RWTH Aachen University application

Application Process for Master’s Courses

  • To apply, first of all, check the RWTH Aachen University application deadlines
  • Then, make sure all the documents required for the application are ready as PDFs
  • Once PDFs are ready, fill out the RWTH Aachen University online application form

Also Read: How to Apply to German Universities?


Q:   Is RWTH Aachen University free for international students?


As such, there are no RWTH Aachen University fees for international students. However, the RWTH Aachen University does charge a fee for the student body. It is estimated that a single student living in Aachen needs a minimum of 1,100 Euros a month in order to meet the basic living expenses. The estimated accommodation and living expenses for students at RWTH Aachen University are given below:


Expenses (Approximate Minimum Costs Per Month)

Accommodation and associated costs like electricity, heat, water, internet, etc.

470 Euros (Around 41k)

Food and general expenses

400 Euros (Around 35k)

Health insurance

110 Euros (Around 9K)

University fees

52 Euros (Around 4k)

Books and materials

100 Euros (Around 9k)

Also Read: Cost of Living in Germany for International Students 

Q:   What are the requirements for the MSc Automation Engineering course of RWTH Aachen University?


Given below are RWTH Aachen University admission requirements for the MSc in Automation Engineering (in German) course:

  • A first university degree (or bachelor’s degree), required qualifications according to the examination regulations
  • The applicants are required to have the prerequisites to take admission to RWTH Aachen University MSc in Automation Engineering course. The necessary background education can be checked from the exam regulations of RWTH Aachen University. It defines the required technical pre-requisite for degrees in Mechanical Engineering course of study, Mechatronics, Simulation Engineering, Materials Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and course of study with similar technical profiles
  • Proficiency in German


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