The start of the 2020 summer semester in NRW has been postponed to April 20, 2020 as an “online semester” and will take place with online courses after this date. RWTH has been offering online courses since April 6. All in-class examinations and internships as well as events are cancelled for the time being. Please be assured that we are already working on solutions and will inform you right away. As always, it is our highest goal to ensure your safety and guarantee the continuation of your studies.
RWTH Aachen University decided to postpone the start of the upcoming winter semester. Courses for first-semester students will begin on November 2, 2020, while those for students in higher semesters will begin on October 26, 2020. This postponement offers more time for visa application, scheduling of travel modalities etc.
Most of the study rooms at RWTH Aachen University will remain closed until further notice. This also means that students should not be at the study tables in the corridors or in open parts of the building. But it is now possible to book study places in the university library. The corresponding system has been activated, and from now on places can be booked for the next three days. The university library would like to point out that there is only limited capacity to comply with the hygiene and distance rules. It is possible to book via the study place reservation page. Further information can be found in the FAQ on this topic.
After about three months’ closure due to the pandemic, the Studierendenwerk Aachen is set to reopen its dining halls. They will gradually be reopened, starting with Mensa Academica and Mensa Vita offering a take-out only service from Monday, 22 June.
The University Sports Centre (HSZ) has now resumed limited sports activities. For the time being, the program is primarily offered “outdoors” without contact or the joint use of sports equipment. Participation is only permitted for registered people with access-authorization. From June 2 contactless indoor activities will also be possible, including the RWTH gym. Registration is always offered in the form of single appointment bookings. The booking for each offer is activated 24 hours before the start of the offer.
It is the explicit aim of the university to offer more digital services in the area of teaching and examinations in the coming weeks. As a pioneer in the digitization of teaching, the RWTH also wants to use this opportunity for the benefit of its students.
For EU-applicants: Our application process is also entirely online, no need to send us any printed documents. Check out our step-by-step guide for an easy application. We even created a video starring our talented students!