Summer Schools 2023 at RWTH International Academy

Experience international academic content, boost your career and have fun at the same time! Our various Summer Schools are highly interactive and contain a lot of intensive teamwork. Above all, as a participant you develop practical ideas together with renowned professors, get to know German industry and expand your skills with hands-on case studies. During all programs you will gain insights into student life at RWTH and get to know the charming and historic old town of Aachen.

Quickfacts – RWTH Summer Schools 2023

  • Study abroad: 2, 3 or 4 weeks – between June and August

  • Conditions: min. age 18 years, degree related to program

  • Teaching: On campus

  • Including: Supporting program & comfortable stay

  • Qualification: RWTH Aachen University certificate

  • Language: English

Why is a Summer School a great way to study abroad?

  • Qualify yourself for your further career

  • Make friends from all over the world

  • Experience an unforgettable time and intercultural exchange

  • Learn in a practical way with case studies, lab work and experiments

  • Be awarded with a valuable certificate for your CV

  • Expand your network with renown professors and industry experts

Spend your summer abroad in Germany in one of our Summer Schools 2023

Automation and Simulation

Solve computing assignments and apply your skills in a project.

3 weeks | July 9 – 29, 2023 | Germany

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Automotive and Mobility Studies

Build the best self-driving miniature car and win the competition.

4 weeks | June 4 – July 1, 2023 | Germany

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Energy Performance of Buildings & Districts

Simulate a campus building and optimize its energy performance.

2 weeks | July 16 – 29, 2023 | Germany

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Production Technology meets Industry 4.0

Optimize by considering materials, AI and smart factory concepts.

3 weeks | July 30 – August 19, 2023 | Germany

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Robotics, Communication Networks and Innovation

Build a robot with your teammates and win our contest.

3 weeks | July 2 – 22, 2023 | Germany

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Robotics for Future Industrial Applications

Learn how to program robots for multiple purposes.

3 weeks | July 30 – August 19, 2023 | Germany

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Smart Electrical Power Systems

Master current challenges with regard to the future electric grid.

2 weeks | June 25 – July 8, 2023 | Germany

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Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Take responsibility for your own supply chain in a logistics roleplay.

2 weeks | June 11 – June 24, 2023 | Germany

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What’s included? Enjoy a comfortable stay in Aachen, Germany

It is a brave decision to study abroad in a foreign country. We understand the challenges upon arrival and therefore provide our participants a carefree stay in the charming historic city of Aachen. You don‘t have to worry about finding a well-located room since our team organizes your accommodation, two meals per weekday, a bus ticket and personal support from our local mentors in advance. In short: all you need to take care of is your flight, insurance and visa. Of course we are happy to support you regarding these topics via email.

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Benefit from our broad supporting program in your Summer School

During all our Short Courses you do not only expand your academic knowledge, but also benefit from our broad supporting program! Get in touch with excellent science and research through our institute, lab and company visits. Moreover, expand your network with international students, professors and industry partners, be part of a global community and meet friends from all over the world.

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Insights into German Industry

Through our academic excursions, your path to academic and career success is deepened. This means we offer you insights into German industry and the opportunity to build a network with which you can make a sustainable investment in your future.

  • Institute, lab and company visits

  • Expert talks with professors and industry partners

  • Networking with German companies and organizations

Social Events and Activities

Secondly, we organize a wide range of social events to help you experience German culture and student life in Aachen. Make the most of your freetime, meet the other participants and spend time with our team in a great atmosphere and create amazing memories.

  • Ice-breaking, intercultural training and team-building

  • Sports day, karaoke or game night and outdoor barbeque

  • Honoring events: welcome and certificate ceremony

Traveling Germany and Europe

Aachen is located directly at the “Border Triangle”, where the frontiers of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany meet. The attraction of living in this area includes a colourful mix of languages and people as well as short travel distances to cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne or even Paris.

  • City rally to explore Aachen

  • Hiking tour to the Border Triangle

  • Trips to Maastricht, Cologne or Bonn

Our Summer School participants come from 60 different countries

I spent a fulfilling and enjoyable month learning in an international academic environment. I met inspiring professors, enthusiastic mentors and aspiring students from all over the world. It was in Aachen that I made a friend from a different country for the first time.

Lara Tannus , Brazil

The company visits were very helpful as they gave an insight to the up and coming automated technologies adapted by the leading manufacturers in Germany. It really was an experience of a lifetime which I wish to revisit again in the future.

Vaibhav Prakash, India

The two weeks in Aachen were unforgettable! I met responsible teachers, assistants and classmates, who taught me how the product design is carried out in Germany. We learned to implement useful tools such as CAD and 3D printing, the strength of teamwork, and how to analyse the product. It was my first time going abroad, which gave me new perspective of my professional future.

Xinchen Luo, China

Any further questions? We are always happy to help you!

The Short Term Programs Team of RWTH International Academy is looking forward to welcoming you to Aachen! Should you have any questions about the programs, please get in touch.