Application Process


Applicants to the Master’s course must use the online application portal to submit their application. After having completed the online application process, please print out the generated covering letter, sign it and send it to RWTH Aachen in a timely manner. If the application does not reach RWTH by the application deadline, it will not be considered.

Please make sure to keep the deadlines for application. The signed application form and all other documents must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the end of the application period at the latest. The application submission deadline is a hard deadline and no late applications are accepted, no exceptions.

Please read all information carefully before you apply!

First, read the information on the online application process. In a next step, apply via the online application portal.


  1. If you enclose a stamped, pre-addressed postcard, we will return it to you immediately after receipt of your application. Then you have confirmation that your application has been received on time.

  2. Upon completion of the online form, you will automatically receive an applicant number and a password. Using these data you can view the status of your application and check whether all documents have been received: Login Application Status.

Applicants with a German Degree

Applicants with a German degree send their application to the RWTH Registrar's Office.

Please enclose the following documents:

  • Final transcript of your first university degree (Bachelor's certificate and final transcript, for example), including a description of the contents of the completed modules (module descriptions).
  • Proof of English proficiency

Please only submit copies of the required transcripts and certificates. If you want to use a Bachelor’s thesis written in English as evidence of your English language skills, please enclose a copy of your bachelor’s thesis. The application deadline for the summer semester is January 15.

Provisional Admission

Students who have not completed their first university degree so far are also invited to apply for the Computer Science M.Sc. program: such students may be given provisional admission. Full admission is granted if the student completes the degree prior to the beginning of the first semester of the Master’s course.

For further information on deadlines, please visit: Information for Bachelor’s Students

Applicants with Degrees from Abroad

Applicants who completed their first degree outside of Germany must send their application to the Info Service Center at RWTH Aachen University (ISC). The ISC is happy to provide detailed information on the application process and answer your questions. Applications can be submitted at any time. The application deadline for the winter semester of 2017/18 is March 1, 2017; the application deadline for the summer semester of 2018 is September 1, 2017.