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RWTH International Academy Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Shishant Kumar

RWTH Aachen University International Academy was founded in the year 2000 and is a subordinate of the RWTH Aachen University. Ranked #1 in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Business Engineering in 2018, and #24 in Technology and Engineering, the university is known for its specialization in the field of research and education in science, technology and engineering fields.

It stands out as one of Europe’s leading institute with 260 institutes within nine faculties. Presently, there are almost 45,256 students who have enrolled in 157 various courses of study. The RWTH Aachen University has over 8,000 foreign students, that is 20% of the total students on an average. Students from 130 different countries including India, China, South America, Turkey, and many more come here every year.

Over the years, they have managed to get numerous industrial cooperation partners and the education that students obtain at RWTH is totally based on real-world applications.

RWTH Aachen University Highlights

University typePublic
Year of establishment2000
Total number of institutes260
Best courses offeredResearch and education in science, technology and engineering
Employment rate82%
Offered scholarship DatabasesDAAD RWTH Database
Fee structureEUR 15,000 or EUR 17,000
Mode of ApplicationOffline/ Online
Accommodation duration12 months
LanguageGerman / English
Contact AddressRWTH International Academy gGmbH
Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen
Contact number+49 241 80-99367

Programs, Campus and Residence

  • RWTH University offers a wide range of courses and training for both students and specialists. As it is a pioneer in research and development, students have access to all the courses that are related to production technology, quality management and engineering. The topics under these certificate courses are:
Certificate coursesTopics relevant to courses
Production Technology
  • Digitalization
  • Technology management
  • Big data
  • Automation engineering
  • Production networking
Quality management
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Hybrid
  • Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Vehicle acoustics
  • Fine Blanking
  • Aluminium technology
  • LCA
  • It also offers certificate courses & In-house programs and M.Sc. degree programs in the field of Technology and Production, Engineering, Materials, Management, Medicine and Health.
  • Students can chose to live in boarding houses if they are on a budget. Additionally, the Studierendenwerk is in charge of the student dormitories. To obtain a student apartment, candidates can apply directly through the application portal of the Studierendenwerk Aachen.

RWTH University Application process

At RWTH University, Application is purely digital and the Application period for Non EU applicants and EU applicants are as follows:

Non-EU Applicants: December 3 - March 1
EU Applicants: March 2 - July 15

  • If you wish to apply, then ensure that you have the following Required Documents: University transcript of records (one with ECTS conversion will be preferred), Evidence of 12 or more months of work experience, Curriculum vitae (CV), Letter of intent, Evidence of English language proficiency, Two letters of recommendation, University degree certificate and APS (for Chinese applicants with a first degree).
  • Academic requirements involve academic first degree (could be BE/BT/BS), good academic performance, fundamental knowledge in specific subjects like Mathematics, Thermodynamics, Computer science, CAD etc.
  • Evidence of English proficiency : TOEFL internet-based minimum of 90 pts / paper-based minimum of 577 pts ,IELTS minimum overall band 5.5, Cambridge Test – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), First Certificate in English (FCE), completed with a B
  • RWTH University Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees: 5,500 EUR per semester
  • Semester fee at the RWTH Aachen University: almost up to 268 EUR per semester

RWTH University Accommodation Cost

Furnished accommodation will be provided for first 12 months (from August-July) giving a safe and comfortable private student dorm for the students to have a smooth start in RWTH university so that they can focus on their studies from the very beginning. Accommodation fee is included under the all-inclusive master package (EUR 15,000 or EUR 17,000). Pick up service will also be provided to you to ensure your pleasant arrival to the new place. In addition to that, the German course will be provided to you for a better understanding of culture and to have a healthy interaction with people there.

RWTH University funding and aid

There are numerous scholarship opportunities provided to the international students and it would be wise to apply for it as soon as possible. Some of the suggested Scholarship databases are:

  • DAAD: the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) offers a scholarship database with many other programmes to the international students. Please do have a look at their website to know more.
  • RWTH database is offered by RWTH Aachen University

Inernational students can also work for 120 full days or 240 half days in a year alongside their studies.

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RWTH International Academy Overview

Student Population0
Average Cost of Attendance$12,498 / Year

Attendance Cost


Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$12,498 / Year
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