Welcome Week for International Students


For whom? All new international students at RWTH Aachen – full-degree and exchange students


When? From Monday, September 23 to Friday, September 27, 2019

International students at the Welcome Week Copyright: Claudia Pankanin

The orientation week was something new for me. The international office helped me a lot to feel Aachen like a home. I didn't feel homesickness due to the splendid events of the international office.

Student from Pakistan

In the welcome week, we got full insight of everything related to studies, living and other aspects concerning the stay in Aachen.

Student from India

The idea of 2 orientation weeks: international welcome week and Einführungswoche was a great idea!

Student from Cameroon



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We are looking forward to welcoming you as new international students to RWTH Aachen in the next Welcome Week!

Since attending Welcome Week is compulsory, please make sure to arrive in Aachen in time for this event. Participating in the information sessions and meeting with many advisors from the University and related institutions will guide you through your first steps in Aachen and help you manage your academic, personal and social transition to the University. Quick integration is the key to both your well-being and the future success in your studies. For this reason, we specifically offer a program adapted to your needs.

We wish you an unforgettable Welcome Week!


Your Welcome Week Checklist

Your Welcome Week Checklist for Winter Term 2019/20


Welcome Week Highlights

  • Official Welcome to RWTH Aachen University from the International Office
  • Presentations and advice sessions offered by the Admissions Office, the Immigrations Office, the IT Center and many more!
  • Meet the Career Services, University Sports Center, RWTH Language Center, Student Advice Center, Faculty Advisors and many more at the Freshers’ Fair.
  • Meet many international student associations at the Global Village
  • Take part in a Campus or Library Tour.
  • Challenge yourself and your new friends during the Welcome Games!
  • Make friends during our social events such as: Movie Night, German Country Evening, Karaoke Party or Humboldt-Haus Night.

Welcome Week for PhD students

The Welcome Center for international researchers offers a Welcome Week program tailored to PhD students. If you are a PhD student, please check out the Welcome Center’s program.


    Get impressions from past Welcome Weeks and don't forget to check out the detailed program for the upcoming Welcome Week.

    Stay tuned throughout the week by liking our Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram. You'll have a chance to win surprise gift bags and RWTH Merchandise. Don't forget to share your Welcome Week experience using #RWTHWelcomeWeek!

    If you are unable to attend Welcome Week, please take a look at our offers for latecomers. All Welcome Week presentations will be posted on this page.

    You would like to support Welcome Week? Become a Welcome Week volunteer or a Welcome Week sponsor!

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