Aachen is a beautiful city with many education institutions that make this place a very interesting place to live and study.

The RWTH Aachen is the oldest university of this city since 1870, it offers a strong emphasis on technological research, especially for electrical and mechanical engineering, computer sciences, physics, and chemistry. It is now part of a selected group of Germany’s Universities of Excellence.

The FH Aachen is since 1971 the University of Applied Sciences of Aachen. It offers mainly a classic engineering education in professions like Mechatronics, Construction Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering. This university has over 20 international oriented programs that are very attractive for German and international students.

The Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen - Abteilung Aachen (Catholic University of Applied Sciences Northrhine-Westphalia - Aachen department) offers a variety of degree programmes: social work, childhood education, nursing, and co-operative management. It also has the only programme of study in Germany especially designed for mothers.

The Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne University of Music) is one of the world’s foremost performing arts schools and one of the largest music institutions for higher education in Europe with one of its three campuses in Aachen.

We give you now more information about the FH Aachen and the different services it offers to students.


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