Application Master for Internationals

 

You must always apply for a study placement in a Master's course of study. In addition to German language courses of study, RWTH Aachen also offers English language courses of study.

 

Application for a German or English Language Master's Course of Study

 

Online Application

Please apply online via the RWTHonline application process – the link is given below. You will not have to send any documents to RWTH, with the sole exception being applicants to the Urban Planning Master's course, who have to send their portfolio by mail.

The application period for Winter Semester 2019/20 for applicants from EU/EEA countries starts on May 6, 2019. International students who do not come from an EU/EEA country can apply for Summer Semester 2020 from June 1, 2019.
 

Contact

Name

Janine Muth

Applications for Faculties 1, 3

Phone

work
+49 241 80 90675

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Dagmar Rödingen

Applications for Faculties 2, 7, 8, 10

Phone

work
+49 241 80 90672

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Purevsuren Narmandakh

Applications for Faculties 2, 7, 8, 10

Phone

work
+49 241 80 90648

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Thomas Jansen

Applications for Faculty 4

Phone

work
+49 241 80 90673

Email

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Maike Schmitz

Applications for Faculties 5, 6

Phone

work
+49 241 80 90365

Email

E-Mail
 

You must first check the application deadlines further down this page. Applications are only accepted during certain periods and will not be accepted at other times.

The first step to applying is to make sure you have all the required documents as PDFs – you can find a list of these documents further down this page.

Once you have these PDFs ready, fill out the online application form – you can find the link to the online application form in the yellow box entitled Online Application on the top right of this page.

You will need the following documents to apply (upload these as PDFs at the end of your application):

  • Copy of your transcript of records or your diploma supplement. Please submit a transcript of records with all the semesters you have studied. When you apply you have to be able to provide grades all the semesters you have studied except your last two semesters of study.
  • A module catalog or course descriptions of all the courses you completed in your studies. If these are available on your university’s webpage, you can also upload a PDF that shows the link to this page. If you do not, or cannot upload a module catalog, the respective Examination Board will still review your application for your eligibility for your chosen course(s) of study. Your application may however have to be rejected due to your missing module catalog.
  • If you are applying to start a course of study in a higher core semester: a copy of your final academic transcript.
  • Tabular resume

Additional documents required by the Examination Board of your Master's course of study (for example Graduate Record of Examination (GRE) result, TestAS). Please check the webpages for your chosen course(s) of study carefully to find out if you need to submit any additional documents in your application.

Translation of Your Documents

If your documents were not issued in German or English, you must have a certified translator translate them into either German or English. The copies do not need to be notarized. Please note that in such cases, the copy of the translation or the copy of the original alone is insufficient – make sure to upload both!

 

Deadlines for Applicants from Non-EU/EEA Countries

 
Subject Application Deadline for the Winter Semester Application Deadline for the Summer Semester
open admission

March 1*

September 1*

restricted admission (NC)

July 15

January 15

 
 

* Exception

If you are currently enrolled as a student at RWTH Aachen (for example as an exchange student or in a German course with a student ID number), your application deadline is July 15 for the winter semester and January 15 for the summer semester. These application deadlines also apply to applicants who already have a German university degree.

 

Deadlines for Applicants from EU/EEA Countries

Subject Application Deadline for the Winter Semester Application Deadline for theSommer Semester

open admission/ restricted admission (NC)

July 15

January 15

 

These are final deadlines – any applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted.

You can submit additional documents after you apply up to August 15 in the case of restricted-admission Master's courses of study for the winter semester and up to February 15 for applications for the summer semester. You cannot submit additional documents after the application deadline for open-admission courses of study. The documents submitted by the application deadline form the basis of the review of your educational background.

You do not have to have already completed your Bachelor's studies to be able to apply for a Master's program.