Welcome Week for International Students


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We are looking forward to welcoming you as new international students to RWTH Aachen in the Winter Semester Welcome Week from September 25 to September 29, 2017!

It is essential that you attend this event. Please plan to arrive in Aachen on time for the Welcome Week. The information you will receive during this week and the conversations with many advisors from the University and related institutions will guide you through your first steps in Aachen and help you navigate your transition to the University – academically, personally, and socially. Rapid integration is key to both your well-being and your future success in your studies. For this reason, we specifically tailor the program to your needs. We hope you will enjoy participating in the event!

Target Group

  • All new international students at RWTH Aachen – full-degree and exchange students
  • Please note: The Welcome Week, which will be held in English, is not open to external visitors.


  • Welcome to RWTH Aachen University – Official introduction by the International Office
  • What does it mean to study at a German university? Tips and tricks from the Student Advice Centre
  • How can I get a student job? Application formalities in Germany, future career prospects from the Career Center
  • How do I set up my IT accounts and create a timetable? Presentation by IT Services.
  • How do I apply for a residence permit? Advice session and presentation by the Immigration Office.
  • What services does RWTH offer its students? Meet the Career Service, University Sports, the RWTH Language Center, the Student Advice Centre, international student associations, Faculty advisors and many more at the Freshers’ Fair.
  • Check out the sports facilities at RWTH, have fun and let off some steam at the Sports Day!
  • Meet your faculty advisors and faculty student councils at the Faculty Brunch!
  • Take part in a Campus tours – of the central and Melaten campus areas
  • And much more!
Welcome & Orientation Days 2015