Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen


The word German has become almost synonymous with education in recent years, which is undoubtedly a testimony to their amazing quality of education. Add this to the fact that German universities no longer require tuition fees to be paid, and it's no wonder Germany is the ideal study destination.

Located in  Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, RWTH Aachen University (also known as Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen) is the biggest technical university in the country.

This university promotes double degree programs and student mobility with other technology institutions through TIME Network. Moreover, the institute is also a member of IDEA League Universities (a strategic partnership among 4 leading research institutes). This partnership is among ETH Zürich, TU Delft, and Chalmers University of Technology.

RWTH Aachen utilizes its staff's strong research network and intellectual curiosity to drive innovative discoveries, transfer forefront knowledge and address the bold, scientific questions that impact global challenges. Compared to other universities in the country, RWTH has received the highest research grants. Germany's federal and state governments provided this university with an opportunity named the "Excellence Initiative" to strengthen and boost its research profile by fostering interdisciplinary research. Major research programs include data mining, synthetic fuels, production technology, computational science, mobility, health, high-performance materials and renewable resources.


The university has almost 50,000 students, each studying one of the 144 programs offered at RWTH Aachen.

University Sports Center organizes and offers several sports activities. Sports Halls at the university have 6 tennis courts, a fitness centre, outdoor courts, a multifunctional beach facility and a soccer box, and a swimming pool for many water sports activities.

Aachen is a very diverse and historic city. This city has a lot to offer here you get a range of museums, exhibition space of national and international art, classic and modern play in theatres, hot springs of Carolus Thermen, a cathedral treasury and many more.


Typically, RWTH welcomes more than 8,000 new students every winter semester, with hundreds of new employees and guest researchers. In three guest houses of the university, researchers and doctoral candidates are accommodated. Spaces at Studierendenwerk dorms are only for undergraduate students. Still, it is possible for guest researchers and doctoral candidates to stay in this housing.

At RWTH, several student advising services are specialized in providing housing information, for example, AStA Students' Committee, the AusländerInnenVertretung (AV) and the International Office Housing Advice Service.


Following are global rankings of Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen.

  • By QS World Ranking, RWTH Aachen University ranks 147.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, RWTH Aachen University ranks 108.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank RWTH Aachen University at 192.


Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany

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