Mobility Programs

 

Aside from completing a stay within the framework of exchange programs such as ERASMUS+ or RWTH Exchange Worldwide, international students have the opportunity to participate in structured mobility programs at RWTH Aachen or complete a double degree program.

 

The different programs are oriented towards specific target groups. Please read carefully to see if you are eligible for a certain program.

UROP International and the T.I.M.E. are the only programs for which application takes place through the RWTH International Office.

For information on conditions of participation and the application process for other programs, please refer to the websites of – or contact – your home university or the responsible organization.

 

Double Degree Programs

Students who participate in an RWTH double degree program complete a part of their Master's studies in Aachen; in addition to the degree from their home institution, they will receive a degree from RWTH upon successful completion.

Please note that the programs listed here are the only double degree programs offered by RWTH Aachen University.

Program Course of Study Target Group / Short Description Information and Application Contacts and Links
T.I.M.E. Double Master Program Double degree program

Master's students in engineering subjects from the following universities:

  • Grandes Écoles (Paris, Nantes, Lille, Lyon, Marseille), France
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
  • Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Baumann University Moscow, Russia
  • Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Keio University, Japan

Students in the fields of civil engineering, electrical engineering and information technology, and mechanical engineering;
Intensive German language course

International Office of your Home University

Upon nomination, you also need to apply to RWTH

Claudia Hanke
T.I.M.E. Coordinator

Shari Uszynski
Support of T.I.M.E. Incomings, Application at RWTH

T.I.M.E. Incomings

Tsinghua Double Master Program Double degree program

Master's students at Tsinghua University

Two-semester stay at RWTH

Intensive German language course

International Office Support Program

International Office of your Home University Peter Hartges
Ecole des Mines de Douai Double degree program Master's students in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole des Mines de Douai, Frankreich International Office of your Home University Sabrina Grübener, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
 

Research Programs and Final Theses

RWTH offers international students different types of research internships. Moreover, international students have the opportunity to complete their final thesis at RWTH.

Please note, however, that students just completing their final thesis here at RWTH will not reveive a degree from RWTH Aachen University.

Students who want tom complete a research project or write their thesis at RWTH outside of a mobility program (see list below) can do so e.g. via an ERASMUS+ internship or as a Visiting Project Student.

Program Type of Stay Target Group and Short Description Information and Application Contact and Links
IIT Master Sandwich Programm Master's thesis

Master's students at one of the Indian Institutes of Technology

Seven-month Master's thesis at an RWTH Institute

Support and Leisure program coordinated by the International Office

DAAD scholarship program

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service

International Office of the Home University

Shari Uszynski

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service

SERP –
Summer Exchange Research Program

Research Project

Students from Tokyo Institute of Technology in the following fields

  • Math / Computer Science / Natural Sciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Georesources and Materials Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

2- to 3-month research internships at an RWTH-Institute

International Office of the Home University Bettina Dinter

TGGS –
Thai-German Graduate School

Lab internship / Master's thesis Students from Kong Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok Thai-German Graduate School (TGGS) TGGS Peter Hartges

UROP International –
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Research project

Undergraduate students from US und Canadian universities

10-week research project

Support and Leisure program coordinated by the International Office

RWTH International Office

Daniel Holder

UROP International

 

International Networks

RWTH is part of several international networks and consortia of recognized universities. As a result, students from a large number of international universities have the opportunity to complete a study abroad period at RWTH.

Below we provide you with a list of international networks that are relevant for incoming students.

For an overview of all partner universities and international networks in which RWTH is a member, please refer to Partner Universities and International Networks.

Program Type of Stay Target Group and Short Description Information and Application

Contact and Links

Global E3 – Global Engineering Education Exchange Studies (one-semester stay)

Students in engineering:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering, Mineral Resources and Raw Materials Engineering

Students from participating US universities

International Office of the Home University

Daniel Holder

Global E3

Participating US Universities

IDEA League Studies (one-semester stay), Research project

Network of leading European universities of technology, including Chalmers University, ETH Zurich, TU Delft, RWTH Aachen University, and Politecnico di Milano.

Elegible to participate are students from the above universities

International Office of the Home University

Benjamin Pietsch

IDEA League

UNITECH International Studies (one- or two-semester stay)

Network of European companies and leading universities of technology

One- or two-semester stays at RWTH

UNITECH

Benjamin Pietsch

UNITECH Incomings

 

Strategic Partnerships

RWTH strives to enter into partnership agreements with universities that have a similar profile, such as the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada; IIT Madras in Chennai, India; and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

These partnerships seek to expand collaboration at all ínstitutional levels, including teaching, research, and administration. The partner universities seeks to develop joint structures and innovative educational offerings, establish joint research projects, and consolidate all forms of collaboration with the aim to create synergies. The goal is to further raise the partner universities' profiles in teaching and research and to deepen their internationalization efforts.

Program Contact
Strategic Partnership Tsinghua University, China René Seyfarth
Strategic Partnership University of Alberta, Kanada
Strategic Partnership IIT Madras, Chennai, Indien Tilmann Flöhr