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University of Applied Sciences Aachen

  • Established in 1971 as a result of the amalgamation of several universities of applied sciences and vocational training centres The University of Applied Sciences Aachen (FH Aachen) is one of the biggest universities of its kind in Germany with roughly 11,300 students, 220 professors, 300 contract lecturers, and 340 assistants.The university specialises in the areas of technology, engineering and business, design and FH Aachen ranks first among the universities of Applied Sciences in Germany in the fields of Electrical and Mechanical engineering. With ten Faculties offering 48 Bachelor's, 22 Master's and three cooperative degree programs FH Aachen has a tradition of practice-oriented educational tradition going back more than 100 years.The FH Aachen?s main campus is situated in Aachen with a secondary campus in J?lich.

  • Located on the borders of the Netherlands and Belgium, Aachen is a spa town located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Known, thanks in part to its location, as an international city, it is also a city of innovation, focusing on science, engineering and information technology.A modern metropolis with a rich history ? it was once the town where kings were crowned ? Aachen is an exciting, vibrant city with old cafes, a well-known casino and the Dom, a cathedral dating back to 786 AD.

  • In 2011 the external and research funding added up to 12,2 million Euros.


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Main areas of study

The listed areas of study are not necessarily exhaustive and other fields of study might also be available at the partner institution. Moreover, names for fields of study may be different overseas.A discipline being listed does not in indicate the suitability of the program, nor does it indicate that the discipline is taught in English.Approval to study particular subjects at any institution is always at the discretion of the departmental/discipline and faculty advisors at RMIT University and subject to available places at the host institution.

Language requirements

Mainly German; some courses are in EnglishPlease note: Aachen offers a free 3-week Intensive German Language course before each semester (September/March) and during the semester (4- 8 contact hours per week). Students can get credit points (generally 5 ECTS) for it.

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Listed study areas

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace engineering and aviation
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology and biological sciences
  • Business administration and Law
  • Business IT, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering
  • Communication, journalism and media
  • Computer science
  • Economics, Finance and Marketing
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Engineering management
  • Graphic and communication design
  • Industrial, furniture and product design
  • International Business
  • Mechanical and automotive engineering
  • Mechatronics and manufacturing systems engineering



Student Housing (application is part of exchange application form) approx. 180 ? 269 Euros/monthPrivate housing (international office assists in finding housing) approx. 200 ? 350 Euros/month

Health insurance

Mandatory government health insurance to be organised upon arrival.Waiver: Bring written confirmation from your Health Insurance outlining the coverage.

Living cost

A number of external services provide comprehensive overviews of global living costs

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Australian citizens do not require a student visa. However, students have to obtain a ?residence permit? upon arrival.

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