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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 44,546
Students at this campus 44,546
Tuition fees There are no study fees.
Semester contribution 257,17 € *

Areas of study offered

Medicine, Health Science
6.7 %
Mathematics, Natural Sciences
16.0 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
6.7 %
Language, Civilisation Studies
5.5 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
65.0 %
Other studies
0.0 %

Types of degrees

55.8 %
31.1 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
5.9 %
Other types of degrees
7.1 %

Central services

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. English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, 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 University may participate in all sports programmes of the NRW institutions of higher education. University sports in Aachen offers 2,500 supervised courses in more than 90 sporting disciplines and 14 events per year; illuminated running track, 1,060 m in length; 3 cage soccer pitches (with artificial turf and lighting); multi-purpose beach sports facility, 6 courts; University fitness centre, with 65 endurance machines and 140 strength-training stations distributed across 1,050 m²; 2 outdoor gyms; own water sports centre; RWTH and FH-Pausenexpress service: 150 courses for 1,000 staff members, 50 courses for 1,500 students; strong health-oriented offerings, many European partnerships. more information
Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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