This information also applies to citizens of a country in the EU, who do not have a German university entrance qualification certificate or German university degree. Note: Applies only to Master's courses of study with restricted admission!

 

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The application period for the 2018 summer semester will begin December 4, 2017.

 

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It's great that you have decided to pursue a Master's course of study at RWTH Aachen. There is nothing standing between you and your application for a place at RWTH Aachen!

We differentiate between restricted admission Master's courses of study and open admission Master's courses of study. You can find more information about this on our webpages about the Allocation Process for Master's Courses of Study.

Please use the current RWTH Info or our courses of study to determine whether your Master's course of study has restricted or open admission.

Applications for open admission and restricted admission Master's courses of study are submitted through RWTHonline.

What is an entrance qualification for Master's studies?

You must submit your entrance qualification for Master's studies or MZB to enroll in a Master's courses of study. This entrance qualification can be a Bachelor's degree, Staatsexamen, or Diplom for example, and is reviewed to make sure you fulfill the admissions requirements for your chosen Master's program.

You must first create a user account by registering. Using the "applications" app you can submit one or more applications. Please make note of the application deadlines listed below. All documents required for admission must be upload or submitted by mail or in person by the application deadline. If your application is incomplete after this deadline, it will not be considered.

If the deadline is on a Sunday, federal holiday, or a Saturday, the deadline ends at the end of the corresponding day and is not extended to the next business day.

It is possible to submit additional documentation for restricted admission Master's courses of study for the winter semester till August 15 and till February 15 for the summer semester. There is no deadline for submitting additional documentation for open admission Master's courses of study. For these courses of study, your educational background is reviewed using the documents submitted by January 15 for the summer semester and July 15 for the winter semester.

It is unimportant if you have completed a Bachelor's degree at the time of application.

Particularities for the Selection Process in the Business and Economics Master's Course of Study

The School of Business and Economics has decided that in addition to the preliminary Bachelor's grade, which counts for 51 percent, the result of a subject-specific study aptitude test, the so called TM-WISO, will be counted for 49 percent in the selection process. We highly recommend taking the TM-WISO test. Applicants who do not take the test will have zero points assigned to the test result during the selection process.

This does not apply to applicants, who have already completed Master's or Diplom studies. The regulations for second-degree students apply to these applicants. In this case, a value is created from the final grade of the Master's or Diplom studies and the applicant's reason for the second degree. Second-degree students are thus not required to take the TM-WISO test.

Please note that there a limited number of dates available to take the test. Find out about dates, deadlines, and locations, where the test will be offered, as early as possible at www.tm-wiso.de.

Particularities for the Selection Process in the Molecular and Applied Biotechnology Master's Course of Study

The Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences has decided that in the allocation process, the final Bachelor's grade is weighted 51 percent and the result of a subject-specific study aptitude test (e-test) is weighted with 49 percent.

We highly recommend taking the e-test. If you don't, you will enter the allocation process with zero points listed as your test result.

This does not apply to applicants, who have already completed Master's or Diplom studies. The regulations for second-degree students apply to these applicants. In this case, a value is created from the final grade of the Master's or Diplom studies and the applicant's reason for the second degree. Second-degree students are thus not required to take the e-test.

Please note that there are limited number of dates on which the e-test will be offered. Information about deadlines, dates, and locations will be available on the Department of Biology website no later than June 1.

Particularities for the Selection Process in the Teaching and Research Logopedics Master's Course of Study

The Faculty of Medicine has decided that in order for an applicant to be allocated a Master's placement for the teaching and research logopedics course of study at RWTH Aachen, they must fulfill the educational background prerequisites stated in the examination ordination and that it will conduct a selection process, in which the final Bachelor's grade is weighted 51 percent and the result of a subject-specific study aptitude test (e-test) is weighted with 49 percent. We highly recommend taking the e-test. If you don't, you will enter the allocation process with zero points listed as your test result.

This does not apply to applicants, who have already completed Master's or Diplom studies. The regulations for second-degree students apply to these applicants. In this case, a value is created from the final grade of the Master's or Diplom studies and the applicant's reason for the second degree. Second-degree students are thus not required to take the e-test.

 

Checking the Status of Your Master's Application

You can use the self service function in RWTHonline to view the current status of your application. You will also be informed here of any missing documents.

We recommend regularly checking your application status before the application deadline – January 15 for the summer semester and July 15 for the winter semester – and before the end of the late document submission deadline for restricted admission Master's courses of study – February 15 for the summer semester and August 15 for the winter semester – to ensure that no documents are missing and you can participate in the allocation process.

The Registrar's Office will only notify you via the self service about any missing documents. It is your responsibility to regularly check your application status.

 
Course of Study Contact
Contact Persons for Open Admission Master's Courses of Study:
Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences Herr Strang
Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Architecture Frau Kleinen
Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Civil Engineering Frau Schwartz
Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Frau Schwartz
Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering Frau Kleinen
Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Frau Röder
Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Herr Strang
Courses of Study offered by the Faculty of Medicine Herr Strang

Course of Study Contact
Contact Persons for Restricted Admission Master's Courses of Study:
Business Administration M.Sc. Frau Röder
Teaching and Research Logopedics M.Sc. Frau Peters
Psychology M.Sc. Frau Schwartz
Molecular and Applied Biotechnology M.Sc. Herr Strang
Applied Geography M.Sc. Frau Kleinen
Economic Geography M.Sc. Frau Kleinen

Management, Business and Economics M.Sc.

Frau Röder
Sustainable Management – Water and Energy M.Sc. Herr Strang

 
Deadlines
Nationality Course of Study Application Deadline for Winter Semester Application Deadline for Summer Semester
German X1 restricted admission (NC) Till July 15 of every year (final deadline) Till January 15 of every year (final deadline)
open Till July 15 of every year (final deadline) Till January 15 of every year (final deadline)
EU/EEA X2 open

Till July 15 of every year

Till January 15 of every year

EU/EEA X2 restricted admission (NC) Till July 15 of every year (final deadline) Till January 15 of every year (final deadline)

X1 German citizenship or a German Abitur or German university degree

X2 EU/EEA citizens with a foreign proof of education. EEA countries include Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.