RWTH Aachen University is an exchange destination in Aachen, Germany. This destination is specifically for master students of the Physics department of the Faculty of Science.

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Academic calendar

Semester I: beginning October – end of March
Semester II: beginning of April – end of September


Requirements: Language: B1 level in teaching language, acceptance of student by the Faculty.

Areas of study open to exchange students

This partnership is based on a bilateral agreement between Science UU and RWTH Aachen University and the Departement of Physics. Unlimited choice of subjects.

Courses at Master’s level
Language of instruction

Students are welcome to follow courses in German. A list of Bachelor and Master courses taught in English can be found by following the links.

Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

About € 750 per month


Normal study load per term:
in credits: 30 ECs
in courses: courses differ in credit load.

Grading system

Minimum pass is 4.0

Number of places available

2 places per year. Selection was not necessary in the past few years.


Any questions?

The International Exchange Officers at the Faculty of Science are Liesbeth Achterberg and Kathelijne Schoonackers.


  • Open office hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00-12:00
  • Location: Minnaert building, room 1.17, Leuvenlaan 4, 3584 CE Utrecht
  • For an individual appointment and/or questions send an email to:
  • In case of an urgent matter, phone: 030-2537315

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.