Application Requirements


Application Requirements

Is there a partnership agreement?

In order to participate in exchange studies at RWTH Aachen, Department of History, your home university and RWTH Aachen must have a bilateral agreement on student exchange. This includes, for example, the Erasmus+ agreement or an agreement with one of our partner universities worldwide within the framework of RWTH Exchange Worldwide. Please contact the international office at your home university to find out if such a bilateral agreement or student exchange agreement exists for the Department of History.

If there is an agreement, you will first apply to your international office for an exchange placement. Your university must nominate you before you can apply to RWTH Aachen. If you have been nominated by your home university, you can apply to the RWTH Aachen International Office.

Language Requirements

Do you fulfill the language requirements?

In order to apply for exchange studies at RWTH Aachen, Department of History, you must possess the language skills required for your desired course of study. This is either German or English at the B1.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

All of the lectures and seminars at the department of History are held in German. We want your academic stay at our university to be successful and as smooth as possible but also want you to be able to find your way through everyday life in Aachen and feel comfortable. German skills are important for achieving this. You must provide proof of your language skills when applying. Applications without suitable proof will not be accepted.


If you fulfill the application requirements and have been nominated by your home university, we look forward to receiving your application documents. Find out more about the necessary documents and deadlines:

Application for Erasmus+ Student Mobility

Application for RWTH Exchange Worldwide

Further information: