International Students

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The preparation for studying in a foreign country can get complicated sometimes. Which steps have to be done in which order and until when? To help international applicants for a university placement with this process, we created a checklist from application to lecture start.


Checklist for applicants

  1. 1
    Application for a university placement
  2. 2
    Accept placement via RWTHonline
  3. 3
    Apply for a scholarship
    ► A full scholarship, e. g. by DAAD, may replace a "Sperrkonto" for the visa application!
  4. 4
    For Non-EU students: Apply for a student visa / entry visa through the responsible German embassy
    ► Please note that the visa application procedure can take three months or more!
  5. 5
    Housing in Aachen
  6. 6
    Take out a recognized health insurance
  7. 7
    Enrollment via RWTHonline / International Office
  8. 8
    Register at the registration office of the residence and apply for a residence permit at the immigration office
  9. 9
    Welcome week and start of lectures