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Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen



  • Templergraben 55
  • 52062 Aachen
  • Phone: +49 241 80-1
General remarks
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Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1870
Total number of Students 45,945
Students at this campus 45,945
Semester contribution 300,00 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
6.4 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
16.4 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
6.9 %
Humanities, Languages
4.9 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
65.4 %
Other studies
0.0 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
55.2 %
Master's degree
32.6 %
Teacher qualification degree
4.9 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
5.8 %
Other types of degrees
1.4 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
A library system consisting of a central library and decentralised specialist libraries; focus on engineering and natural sciences; high proportion of electronic media (books, journals, databases); extensive range of courses and advice on scientific resources (research and work tools (literature management programs); patent and standards centre with specialised services (contract research); extensive range of services for scientific publishing (institutional repository of the RWTH, open-access); bibliometrics services; training and consulting services for research data management more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Offered languages: English, French, German as a foreign language, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch, Korean. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. The students of the RWTH Aachen may participate in all sports programmes of the NRW institutions of higher education. Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. The university sports centre in Aachen offers 2,500 instructed courses in over 90 sports and 14 events a year; illuminated Finn track, 1,060 m long; 3 cage soccer artificial turf fields with lighting; 2 outdoor fitness facilities; multifunctional beach sports facility, 6 courts; university fitness centre with 65 endurance and 140 strength training stations, 1,050 sqm training area;own aquatic sports centre; RWTH and FH break express: 150 courses for 1,000 staff, 50 courses for 1,500 students; distinctive health-oriented offers, numerous European partnerships. more information
Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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