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Areas of Study: Computer Science, Engineering Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):: Architectural, Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Environmental, Geological, Information Systems, Materials, Mechanical, Mineral Resources
Program Description:

Note: Global E3 Exchange Consortium only considers applicants who are in Engineering or Computer Science fields of study

Global E3: RWTH Aachen University

Aachen uni

What is Global E³?
Global E3: The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program. Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience. Check out the Global E3 brochure for RWTH Aachen University here.

Am I Eligible?
You are eligible if you:
  • Are currently enrolled at one of the participating Global E³ universities.
  • Are currently studying engineering or computer science.
  • Have been nominated by your home school to submit an application.
  • Have the language ability to take courses in the host campus language and/or in English. 
A bit about the RWTH Aachen University

With its 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen University is among the leading European scientific and research institutions. More than 40,000 students are currently registered in 127 different courses of study, including more than 6,000 international students from 120 countries.

Teaching at RWTH Aachen is first and foremost application-oriented. Its graduates are therefore sought-after as junior executives and leaders in business and industry. Teaching and Research at RWTH are characterized by an interdisciplinary approach and have relevance to real-world problems. In 2011, collaboration with industry and the acquisition of research funding, e.g. from public bodies such as the EU, resulted in an external funding budget of about € 300 million.

RWTH Aachen University's success in Germany's Excellence Initiative reflects its outstanding reputation for research and education in the science, technology, and engineering fields.

The University receives funding for the implementation of its institutional strategy, RWTH 2020: Meeting Global Challenges, which was endorsed by the German Research Association (DFG) and the German Council of Science and Humanities. Funding was also approved for the University's three clusters of excellence and the AICES Graduate School. This decision in Germany’s Excellence Initiative strengthens the leading position of RWTH Aachen University in Germany and enhances its international competitiveness.


Courses are Available in the Following Fields:

  • Applied Geography
  • Applied Geosciences
  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Georesources Management
  • Literary Studies and Linguistics
  • Logopedics
  • Industrial Engineering (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Materials and Process Engineering Specialization)
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mineral Resources Engineering
  • Mobility and Transport
  • Molecular and Applied Biotechnology
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Technical Communication

Language of Instruction: The main language of instruction is German. Few courses are offered in English, mostly at the Master's level. 

Semester Dates

Winter Term Summer Term October 1st - March 31st April 1st - September 30th


Aachen map

Aachen is Germany’s westernmost city. It lies near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands and is nestled between the large national parks of the Eifel and the Ardennes.
The city has a population of 260,000, which includes about 50,000 students and more than 4,000 academic staff from across the world. Its lively student community lends the city just as much character as its history. Aachen is famous for its Printen gingerbread, its hot springs, its Mardi Gras carnival and one of the world’s largest equestrian tournaments. The historic city centre and a wealth of bars, cafés and restaurants, combined with the nearby nature parks, such as the Eifel, make Aachen a city where everyone feels at home.
City of Aachen   |   Extracurricular and leisure activities   |   Aachen and the Surrounding Region

For more details about the university, courses, academic calendar, accommodations and other important information, please see Global E3's profile of RWTH Aachen University.

How to apply 

Students apply in two or three phases. First, students apply via Missouri S&T's portal by creating profile and filling out questionnaires and summiting the required documents. Then, students apply to the chosen school via the Global E3 website. Detailed information on the Global E3 application process can be found here. If accepted, the student would complete the post decision materials via Please note that sometimes the host university would also require students to submit an application for the purposes of university processing.


Students wishing to apply for more then one program have to complete separate applications for each program/university. Students are encouraged to apply for minimum of two programs to increase the probability of placement. Seat at the chosen school is not guaranteed.
Ready to start your application?

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/14/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA
1 Year (Aug - June) 2019-2020 02/15/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 02/15/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA