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Information on Application and Admission Procedures


Application Portal

RWTH Aachen University uses a online application portal.
You need to register and create an account first and then proceed with the application.

RWTH switched to a new system end of 2017, please make sure NOT to USE THE OLD SYSTEM!

German applicants should check the Zugangsvoraussetzungen fuer den Master page and then follow up to the Bewerbung page.
There is also a Youtube Video on how to apply.

Application Deadline

Studies only begin in winter term, i.e., in October.
Deadline is always 1st of March in the same year.
Also see the pages Application Deadlines for International Applicants at the International Office.

Formal entrance requirements

A candidate should have a first degree (Bachelor of Science or Engineering) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or other closely related discipline, awarded by an internationally recognised university-level institution. Candidates should have also performed above average in their undergraduate studies, and be able to speak and write fluently in English (TOEFL 550/217 computer-based). See English Language Requirements for RWTH Master Programmes for further information.
You'll need to have a minimum GPA of 65% in your first degree for application.

Starting with the application period for admission in WS 2020/21, we officially require the graduate record examination! You need to have the following scores:

  • Quantitative Reasoning: at least 75th percentil (25% best)
  • Verbal Reasoning: at least 15th percentil (85% best)
  • Analytical Writing: Score of at least 3.5

The formal requirements are checked for by the International Office. If you have questions regarding these, please inquire at International Office directly!

Special entrance requirements

The candidate should have a substantial background in computer science and mathematics. Typically this would include courses in the following areas:

In addition, an applicant should have at least two advanced undergraduate courses on specialised topics such as Distributed Systems, Information Systems, Operating Systems, and Compilers.
The profile basically matches the qualification achieved in the Bachelor's programme in Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University


For general conditions of admission see Admission to RWTH Master Programmes.


Results of admission will be available not before May of the corresponding year.

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