Facts and Information
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Kind of Institution and funding body
Year of foundation
Total number of Students
Students at this campus
Students by area of study
Medicine, Health Science
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
Students by type of degree pursued
Teacher qualification degree
Other types of degrees
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).
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.
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.