Welcome Week for International PhD Students

  Copyright: Andreas Schmitter

Welcome to RWTH Aachen University! We are looking forward to meeting you at one of our Welcome Week events.


Monday, September 23, to Saturday, September 28, 2919


Participating in the information sessions and meeting members of 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. For this reason, we specifically offer a program adapted to your needs. Please bindingly register .


Monday, September 23, 2019

4 to 7pm

Super C, 6th Floor, Ford Hall

Introduction and Welcome to RWTH Aachen by the Welcome Center for International Researchers

Meet other international researchers and expand your network. Meet the staff of the RWTH Welcome Center for International Researchers and learn how we can support and advise you and your family throughout your stay at RWTH Aachen University. All that while enjoying finger food and drinks.

Monday, September 23, 2019

7.30pm to 22.30pm

RWTH main building, AULA, Templergraben 55

Movie Night

Free entry

Introduction by Filmstudio and Alumni-Team

Recent movie (2019) – Let us surprise you!

English with German subtitles

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

3:30 to 5pm

Campus Tour

Get an interesting look at current research and trend-setting education. Take in a little of the international history of science and local university development. Learn about protected historical buildings and the most modern architecture

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

9.30am to 12.30pm

Audimax, Foyer, Wüllnerstraße 9

Freshers’ Fair

How to apply for residence permit

Meet RWTH central services, Stadt Aachen, the faculties and faculty student councils at one place and one time!

Win RWTH Merchandise at wheel of fortune

Free Brunch offered by the International Office

Thursday, September 26, 2019

4 to 5pm

Library Tour

Get to know the library and learn how to use its catalogue and research tools.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

From 8pm

Bar Tijuana, Markt 47

Karaoke Evening

Sing along with your new friends, RWTH students and staff!

Ten first singers get a reward from International Office

Friday, September 27, 2019

4 to 5pm

City Tour

Aachen's historic old town invites you to stroll. Let yourself be guided through narrow alleys and historical squares through the 2000 year old history of Aachen. Get to know Aachen in all its facets: as a modern city with beautiful historic town houses, many old and new fountains and countless stories about the cathedral and town hall.

Saturday, 28 September,

starting 12.00pm

Humboldt Haus, Pontstraße 41

INCAS Flea Market

Second hand clothing and dishes


Stay tuned during the week by liking our Facebook page and following us on Instagram and get the chance to win surprise gift bags and RWTH Merchandise. Do not forget to share your Welcome Week experience using #RWTHWelcomeWeek!