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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 47,362
Students at this campus 47,362
Semester contribution 300,19 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
6.2 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
16.0 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
7.6 %
Humanities, Languages
4.5 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
65.7 %
Other studies
0.0 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
56.0 %
Master's degree
33.1 %
Teacher qualification degree
4.5 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
5.6 %
Other types of degrees
0.8 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
Services: The library system consists of the university library and decentralised specialist libraries; Main areas of focus in engineering and natural sciences; High proportion of electronic media (books, journals, databases); Extensive courses and guidance on academic resources (research) and work tools (literature management programs); Patent and standards centre with spec. offers (order searches); Extensive offers in acad. publishing (institutional RWTH repository, open-access); Bibliometrics services; Training and guidance on research data management more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: 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. 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; 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 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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