Frequently asked questions

The tuition fees are 5,750 € per semester (23,000 € in total; 4 semester regular study period). The fees do not include accommodation and travel costs, but do include the whole documentation and catering during the presence days.

The course fees will be invoiced in four equal installments due on July 15 for the following Winter Semester and on January 15 for the following Summer Semester. The course fees are not subject to German VAT (§ 4 Nr. 21 a) bb) UStG). Payment should be made by bank transfer to the account nominated by RWTH International Academy. The participant is liable for all bank fees incurred.

Additionally the semster fees of RWTH Aachen University have to be paid.

Semester fee of RWTH Aachen University is approx. 300 € per semester (includes the semester ticket for public transport within the whole state of North Rhine-Westphalia, part of Belgium and part of the Netherlands) and is unrelated to RWTH International Academy’s fees.

Students enrolled at RWTH Aachen must (re-)register before the start of every semester, by paying the semester fee. The Registrar’s Office sends a reminder email at the beginning of the re-registration period and one week before the deadline with all the necessary information. Information about the amount of the student body and social contribution fee, banking details, etc. can be found in RWTHonline when the re-registration period begins.

The semester fee (social contribution fee) must be paid separately and directly to RWTH Aachen University. It is not payable to RWTH International Academy gGmbH. You find the payment instructions for the RWTH semester fee on RWTHonline once you accept your study place there and proceed with pre-enrollment preparations.

  • Only degrees with a minimum of 180 ECTS (6 semesters) are recognized.
  • For degree holders who have less than 210 ECTS (7 semesters), a proof of 3 years relevant work experience is required prior starting the master thesis.

Please note that applicants have to prove their English language proficiency via an official test. Exemptions for the language requirements are only applicable for nationals or first degree holders from USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia.

Details and minimum scores:

  • TOEFL Internet based minimum of 90 pts
  • IELTS test minimum overall band 5.5 pts.
  • Cambridge Test – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • First Certificate in English (FCE), completed with B
  • Placement-Test of RWTH Aachen University’s language centre (B2)
  • For German applicants: Ein Zeugnis, das englische Sprachkenntnisse auf dem Niveau B2 des “Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmens (GeR)” ausweist. Dieser Nachweis wird z.B. durch die Vorlage eines deutschen Abiturzeugnisses erbracht, aus dem ersichtlich ist, dass Englisch bis zum Ende der Qualifikationsphase 1 (Jahrgangsstufe 11 bei G8-Abitur, sonst Jahrgangsstufe 12) durchgängig belegt und mit mindestens ausreichenden Leistungen abgeschlossen wurde

A transcript of records is a listing of your academic qualifications, including a list of all lectures, seminars, courses etc. you attended (listed for each semester) with credits earned and grades. The transcript of records is issued by your university and graduates receive it normally together with their degree certificate.

For further information, please contact us:

Study Course Coordination

Email: mlas@academy.rwth-aachen.de
Phone: +49 241 80-23687

Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen