RWTH Aachen University

Germany

Public

RWTH Aachen University

Aachen, Germany

Public

10%

Acceptance Rate

Winter and Summer

Intakes

67:33

Male: Female Ratio

55.5 : 1

Student: Teacher Ratio

10%

Acceptance Rate

Winter and Summer

Intakes

67:33

Male: Female Ratio

55.5 : 1

Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University) is one of the most prestigious universities in Germany located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was established in 1858 by Prince Fredrick William of Prussia. The University started its journey as the Prussian Institute of Technology. It has been accredited by the accreditation agency Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. RWTH Aachen University is also affiliated with the German Research Foundation, German Excellence initiative, and German Institute of Technology. Internationally, the university is affiliated with the European Society of Engineering Education, TIME, UNITECH international, PEGASUS, and the European Universities Association. QS Global Rankings has given RWTH Aachen University a world rank of #165. Times Higher Education World Rankings has given it a world ranking of #108. As per US News and World Report, the university world ranked at #192.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

RWTH Aachen University encompasses over 620 acres in Aachen, Germany. There are two core areas – Midtown and Melaten district. The Main Building, SuperC student's centre, and the Kármán Hall are 500 m away from the city centre with the Aachen Cathedral, the Audimax (biggest lecture hall) and the main refectory are 200 m farther. Other points of interest include the university's botanical garden (Botanischer Garten Aachen). The University has 10 faculties namely in Mathematics, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geosource and Material Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, and Medicine

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Since more than 150 years of its founding, RWTH International University has had a long road of history and accomplishments. In 2007, RWTH Aachen was chosen as one of nine German Universities of Excellence for its future concept RWTH 2020: Meeting Global Challenges, earning it the connotation of being a "University of Excellence".RWTH was selected to receive funding from the German federal and state governments for the third Universities of Excellence funding line starting 2019. Many Notable alumni like Peter Debye (Nobel laureate), Helmut Zahn (the first who synthesised insulin in 1963), and B.J. Habibie (the third President of Indonesia) graduated from RWTH Aachen University.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Over 26% of the Student Body of the RWTH Aachen University comprises international students. More than 12,000 students from over 100 countries attend the University every year. It is from a total of more than 46,000 students. Having said that, in research, teaching, studies, careers, and university management, gender equality, equal opportunity, and respect of diversity are core aspects of the university culture of RWTH Aachen University. RWTH Aachen University actively encourages and promotes diversity among its students and faculty, viewing it as a potential, opportunity, and advantage. As a result, it is dedicated to courteous and inclusive collaboration in everyday university life and actively strives to combat potential prejudice while fostering a long-term, open, and vibrant organisational culture. The Career Service Centre of the RWTH Aachen University offers many resources to the students and alumni for connecting with potential employers and creating a better CV and a resume. The University also hosts many career fairs for students to interact with employers.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University) is one of the most prestigious universities in Germany located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was established in 1858 by Prince Fredrick William of Prussia. The University started its journey as the Prussian Institute of Technology. It has been accredited by the accreditation agency Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. RWTH Aachen University is also affiliated with the German Research Foundation, German Excellence initiative, and German Institute of Technology. Internationally, the university is affiliated with the European Society of Engineering Education, TIME, UNITECH international, PEGASUS, and the European Universities Association. QS Global Rankings has given RWTH Aachen University a world rank of #165. Times Higher Education World Rankings has given it a world ranking of #108. As per US News and World Report, the university world ranked at #192.

Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses

RWTH Aachen University encompasses over 620 acres in Aachen, Germany. There are two core areas – Midtown and Melaten district. The Main Building, SuperC student's centre, and the Kármán Hall are 500 m away from the city centre with the Aachen Cathedral, the Audimax (biggest lecture hall) and the main refectory are 200 m farther. Other points of interest include the university's botanical garden (Botanischer Garten Aachen). The University has 10 faculties namely in Mathematics, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geosource and Material Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, and Medicine

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Since more than 150 years of its founding, RWTH International University has had a long road of history and accomplishments. In 2007, RWTH Aachen was chosen as one of nine German Universities of Excellence for its future concept RWTH 2020: Meeting Global Challenges, earning it the connotation of being a "University of Excellence".RWTH was selected to receive funding from the German federal and state governments for the third Universities of Excellence funding line starting 2019. Many Notable alumni like Peter Debye (Nobel laureate), Helmut Zahn (the first who synthesised insulin in 1963), and B.J. Habibie (the third President of Indonesia) graduated from RWTH Aachen University.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Over 26% of the Student Body of the RWTH Aachen University comprises international students. More than 12,000 students from over 100 countries attend the University every year. It is from a total of more than 46,000 students. Having said that, in research, teaching, studies, careers, and university management, gender equality, equal opportunity, and respect of diversity are core aspects of the university culture of RWTH Aachen University. RWTH Aachen University actively encourages and promotes diversity among its students and faculty, viewing it as a potential, opportunity, and advantage. As a result, it is dedicated to courteous and inclusive collaboration in everyday university life and actively strives to combat potential prejudice while fostering a long-term, open, and vibrant organisational culture. The Career Service Centre of the RWTH Aachen University offers many resources to the students and alumni for connecting with potential employers and creating a better CV and a resume. The University also hosts many career fairs for students to interact with employers.

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International Students %

26%

International Students %

26%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

165

Global Ranking

QS-2022

108

Global Ranking

Times-2022

192

Global Ranking

USN-2022

145

Global Ranking

QS-2021

201-300

Global Ranking

Shanghai-2021

165

Global Ranking

QS-2022

108

Global Ranking

Times-2022

192

Global Ranking

USN-2022

145

Global Ranking

QS-2021

201-300

Global Ranking

Shanghai-2021

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DAAD offers this scholarship to students from 175 countries(including India) pursuing a postgraduate degree in the fields of Fine Art, Design, Visual Communication, Film, Music, Performing Arts and Architecture

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The aim of this programme is the funding of bi-national doctoral projects at the home university and at a university in Germany.

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Bayer Foundation provides scholarships to international students pursuing UG, PG, PhD and Short Courses in Germany.

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Be an international student in the related field

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Bayer Foundation Scholarships

Bayer Foundation provides scholarships to international students pursuing UG, PG, PhD and Short Courses in Germany.

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Restricted admission subjects are those courses of study that have an exclusion grade, the so-called numerus clausus or NC. In NC subjects there are fewer spots available than there are applications. For this reason, not even applicants who fulfil all the general requirements can be guaranteed admission.
Restricted admission subjects are those courses of study that have an exclusion grade, the so-called numerus clausus or NC. In NC subjects there are fewer spots available than there are applications. For this reason, not even applicants who fulfil all the general requirements can be guaranteed admission.
The language of instruction in all Bachelor's and Master's courses of study at RWTH is German, with only a few exceptions. You must prove you have the required language skills for your chosen course of study – usually with a recognized language certificate.
The language of instruction in all Bachelor's and Master's courses of study at RWTH is German, with only a few exceptions. You must prove you have the required language skills for your chosen course of study – usually with a recognized language certificate.
RWTH Aachen University is the largest university of technology in Germany and one of the most renowned in Europe. With its 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen is among the leading European scientific and research institutions.
RWTH Aachen University is the largest university of technology in Germany and one of the most renowned in Europe. With its 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen is among the leading European scientific and research institutions.
There are no tuition fees at RWTH Aachen University - this applies for international students as well! All students are, however, subject to a student body and social contribution fee.
There are no tuition fees at RWTH Aachen University - this applies for international students as well! All students are, however, subject to a student body and social contribution fee.
Although faculties of philosophy and medicine were introduced in the 1960s, it is still most famous for natural sciences and engineering – and, since 2014, has joined forces with the city to give a prestigious annual Engineering Award to a prominent figure in the field.
Although faculties of philosophy and medicine were introduced in the 1960s, it is still most famous for natural sciences and engineering – and, since 2014, has joined forces with the city to give a prestigious annual Engineering Award to a prominent figure in the field.

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