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Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

  • Templergraben 55
  • 52062 Aachen
  • Phone: +49 241 80-1
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1870
Total number of Students 45,514
Students at this campus 45,514
Semester contribution 285,02 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
6.4 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
16.0 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
6.8 %
Humanities, Languages
5.0 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
65.7 %
Other studies
0.0 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
55.5 %
Master's degree
32.1 %
Teacher qualification degree
4.9 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
5.9 %
Other types of degrees
1.6 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
The library system consists of the main library and decentralised specialist libraries; Specialisations in the field of Engineering and Natural Sciences; High proportion of electronic media (books, journals, databases); Extensive courses and guidance on academic resources (research) and work tools (delivery administration programmes); Patent and standards centre with specialised courses (order searches); Extensive and differentiated options for academic publishing (organised repository of the RWTH, open access, bibliometry, research data). more information
Foreign language courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch, Swedish, Korean, German as a foreign language. more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. The students of the RWTH Aachen may participate in all sports programmes of the NRW institutions of higher education. University sports in Aachen offers 2,500 instructed courses in over 90 sports and 14 events a year; illuminated running track, 1,060 m in length; 3 cage soccer artificial turf fields with flood lighting; 2 outdoor fitness facilities; multi-purpose beach sports facility, 6 courts; University fitness centre, with 65 endurance machines and 140 strength-training stations distributed across 1,050 m², with its own water sports centre; RWTH and FH-Pausenexpress: 150 courses for 1,000 staff, 50 courses for 1,500 students; distinct health-oriented offers, numerous European partnerships. more information
Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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