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RWTH Aachen University UNITECH International, Germany 2024

Application is now open for the RWTH Aachen University UNITECH International. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About RWTH Aachen University and Scholarship

RWTH Aachen University, known in German as Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, is a prestigious German public research university located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With a staggering enrollment of over 47,000 students across 144 study programs, it stands as the largest technical university in Germany.

In 2019, RWTH Aachen earned recognition as part of the third federal and state excellence strategy, securing funding as a university of excellence for the subsequent seven years. This accomplishment followed previous participation in the federal and state excellence initiatives in 2007 and 2012.


Since 2007, RWTH Aachen has consistently received funding from the DFG (German Research Foundation) and the German Council of Science and Humanities. It’s recognized as one of eleven German Universities of Excellence for its forward-looking concept “RWTH 2020: Meeting Global Challenges” and the subsequent concept “The Integrated Interdisciplinary University of Science and Technology: Knowledge, Impact, Networks.” The university also secures funding for associated graduate schools and clusters of excellence. Remarkably, RWTH Aachen consistently ranks at the forefront of German universities in terms of third-party funding, holding the top position per faculty member and second place overall, as per the most recent survey conducted in 2018.

RWTH Aachen is an esteemed founding member of various academic associations, including CESAER (the association of universities of science and technology in Europe), IDEA League (a strategic alliance of leading European universities of technology), and its German counterpart TU9. The university is also a member of the DFG (German Research Foundation) and the Top Industrial Managers for Europe (TIME) network.

The university’s expansive 620-acre campus is divided into two core areas: midtown and the Melaten district. The campus is strategically located in the northwestern part of the city of Aachen, with several prominent landmarks nearby, such as the Aachen Cathedral, the Main Building, SuperC student center, Kármán Hall, Audimax (the largest lecture hall), and the main refectory. Notably, RWTH Aachen boasts a botanical garden, known as the Botanischer Garten Aachen, which adds to the charm of its campus.

In global university rankings, RWTH Aachen University has consistently performed impressively. In the QS World University Rankings for 2024, it secured the 106th position globally and was ranked fifth nationally in Germany. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2024, it achieved the 90th spot globally and ranked fifth nationally. The ARWU World Rankings for 2023 placed RWTH Aachen University in the range of 201-300 globally and 10th-19th nationally.

Additionally, in subject-specific rankings, RWTH Aachen stands out. In the 2023 QS Subject Ranking, the university ranks first in Germany in mechanical engineering and materials sciences. In the 2023 THE (Times Higher Education) Subject Ranking, RWTH Aachen holds the second position in Germany in the fields of engineering and computer science. In the 2022 ARWU Subject Ranking, the university takes the top spot in Germany in chemical engineering.

Applications are currently open for the UNITECH International 2023-2024 program, a prestigious short-stay scholarship program available for international students who aspire to study in Germany. The program is collectively funded by a consortium of institutions and company partners. UNITECH International is a partnership involving eight leading European universities and 17 industry partners, with a mission to offer students a comprehensive educational experience involving exchange semesters, industry internships, coaching, and workshops, facilitating discussions on contemporary issues. International students with the qualifications and interest in such a program are encouraged to apply and study in Germany at no cost.

Details about RWTH Aachen University UNITECH International:

Scholarship Sponsor: RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Scholarship Value: Up to 1,000 euros

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Eligibility Criteria for RWTH Aachen University UNITECH International

The UNITECH International program is specifically designed for students specializing in engineering, computer science, physics, and biotechnology. To be eligible for this program, students should meet the following criteria:

  1. Outstanding Academic Performance: Applicants are expected to demonstrate exceptional academic achievements in their respective fields of study.
  2. Important Soft Skills: In addition to academic excellence, students should possess important soft skills. These may include communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership skills. These skills are highly valued in the professional world.
  3. Academic Stage: Eligible students can be either in the master’s program or at the end of their bachelor’s degree. Typically, this means they should be in their 5th or 6th semester of their bachelor’s program.

The UNITECH International program is geared towards individuals with strong academic backgrounds and the soft skills necessary to excel in their chosen fields. It offers a unique opportunity for students to gain valuable experience and exposure in a global context.

Application Process for RWTH Aachen University UNITECH International

Interested and eligible candidates for RWTH Aachen University UNITECH International should apply online and upload the following documents in addition to the question you are asked to download:

  • Transcript of records, 2 MB maximum
  • Optional: other documentation, 2 MB maximum
  • Passport photo, 300 KB maximum
  • Resume, 2 pages maximum

You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: January 11, 2024

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