Application and Admission
Information on Application and Admission Procedures
RWTH Aachen University uses a central application portal.
Here's a detailed description of the application procedure.
If you have questions concerning formal application or if you are having technical difficulties please direct your inquiry appropriately as indicated on the Online Application Portal Contact page.
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.
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:
- Linear Algebra,
- Discrete Mathematics and Logic,
- Probability Theory,
- Fundamentals of Computer Programming,
- Computer Architecture,
- Data Structures,
- Analysis of Algorithms,
- Programming Languages,
- Computability and Complexity Theory.
For general conditions of admission see Admission to RWTH Master Programmes.
Results of admission will not be available before May of the corresponding year.