Family Card


Starting winter semester 2015/26, RWTH Aachen is introducing a so called family card. These family card offers the possibility for preferential consideration due to familiar obligations when choosing courses, in accordance with § 5 Par. 3 ÜPO.


Who can apply for a family card?

Individuals can apply for the card, who:

  1. care for or are raising a child in accordance with § 25 Paragraph 5 Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz. In addition to one's own children, the children also include
    a. foster children
    b. children of a spouse or life partner, who live in the household
    c. a grandchild living in the household
  2. are caring for a spouse or legal life partner, a direct relative, or an in-law of the first degree.

Where can I apply for the family card?

The family card can be requested without using a specific from the Registrar's Office, either by email or by regular mail. Please enclose documentation, that is the registration card and birth certificate of the child. The address is Studierendensekretariat, SuperC, Templergraben 57, 52062 Aachen.

As a rule, the family card is valid for a maximum of three years. It is then necessary to request the card again. Should your eligibility change in any way, please inform the office immediately.


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