Student Support Service

As an exchange student, you will probably have plenty of questions regarding your stay in Aachen. The Community of International Business Students (CIBS) and the Buddy Programme will help you get started more easily and become accustomed to student life in Aachen. On the following pages, we have prepared some information to help you with planning your stay in Aachen and to keep you informed about different activities. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our International student coordinator Jennifer Gerlitz.

Finding Accomodation

Living in a private flat or in a residence hall - there are different housing options for your stay in Aachen. Click here to get some useful information on how to find accomodation in Aachen.

Visa/ Health Insurance

If you need help finding information about visa and health insurance, further information is provided here.

Study related Information

In order to complete your studies successfully, you may need further information on the administration, on registration, exams etc., all of which you can find here.

Social Life

There are countless opportunities for students to plan and organise their social life. Student associations  like CIBS or our Buddies will support international students in their daily life.  Moreover, we regularly arrange various events where you can get in contact with other international or German students. Click here to get further information.

Buddy Programme

At the beginning of your study abroad you may be confronted with challenging situations. The Buddy Programme provides a helping hand as you settle down and get to know student life. The International Faculty Office organises the Buddy Programme as a service for international exchange students. 

Service Facilities

During your stay in Aachen, you will need to get in contact with different service facilities. Here you can find information on the most important contact persons and where to find them.


Fachstudienberatung Internationales, Incomings
Jennifer Gerlitz M.A.
T: +49.241.6009 51930
Room E215
Consultation Hours
Mo-Do: 8.00 – 12.30 u. 13.30 – 15.30 | Fr: 8.00-12:30