Central academic counselling service of the RWTH Aachen
Departmental advisors of the RWTH Aachen
Central academic counselling service of the FH Aachen
Departmental advisors of the FH Aachen – on the websites of the degree programmes
If you need information about the overall admission requirements for studying in Germany or support in choosing your field of study, preparing your application and taking further administrative steps, we at Sprachenakademie will gladly advise you. Simply arrange your appointment by email.
Take note: You need to register for many of the university sports courses. As these courses are very popular, you should register as early as possible in order to get a place. All the information about the sports available, times, locations, fees and registration periods can be found here.
There are also many sports clubs that offer different types of sports. On this website, you can select the city you are staying in and which type of sport you are interested in. You will then be shown the sports clubs that may interest you. If you want to make use of an offer from a sports club, you must generally become a member and pay a fee for a specific time period. To find out how much the fee is, you can enquire directly at the club before signing up.
In Aachen, there are several public libraries where you can borrow books. Normally, one needs to register and receives a user identification card. For information about the fees, borrowing rules and further services, consult the library websites:
The Aachen universities also have libraries where you can borrow books, even if you are not a registered student: in this case, you need a guest account. It is explained on the websites how to get this account and how borrowing books from the university libraries works:
You can find several interesting museums in Aachen. Information about the exhibits, opening hours and entrance fees are listed here:
Ludwig Forum (international art)
Suermondt-Ludwig Museum (art from antiquity to the 20th Century)
Internationales Zeitungsmuseum (all about newspapers and other media)
Couven Museum (furnishings of homes from the 18th and 19th Centuries)
Centre Charlemagne (all about Aachen and Charlemagne)
Zollmuseum Friedrichs (about the development of tolls in the border city of Aachen)
Aachen City Hall (historic halls and more)
Aachen Cathedral & cathedral treasury (Aachen’s most famous church with Charlemagne’s throne and treasury)
Aachen city archive (documentation of the history of Aachen City)
If you like to watch the original versions of movies in English language, you should keep an eye on the programme of the Eden cinema which often features undubbed screenings. You might as well be fortunate scanning the programmes of the other cinemas in Aachen every now and then. The cinemas in Heerlen and Maastricht, both Dutch cities close to Aachen, almost always screen original movie versions.
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