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Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Templergraben 55
D-52062 Aachen
Telephone: +49 241 80-1


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
Total number of Students
Students at this campus
Semester contribution
285.02 €
Tuition fees
no data

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
Humanities, Languages
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
Other studies

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Teacher qualification degree
Pre-Bologna degrees
Other types of degrees

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling

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).
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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.
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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.
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education