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Range of Studies

The FH Aachen offers a large number of Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes. Information on content, structure, duration and terms of application can be found online on the Range of Studies website of the FH Aachen.

Choice of Degree Programme - Orientation Tips

What's next? What should I study? Are you asking yourself these questions? Then this is the place for you! Deciding on a profession isn't necessarily a decision for life nowadays. A well thought out decision makes your path definitely easier, though.

More on this here.

Study Guidance

General Academic Counselling

General Academic Counselling advises and supports pupils, and everyone else who is interested in studying at FH Aachen, with regard to study choices and decisions. During the course of studies, it provides assistance on questions and difficulties regarding the progress of studies.

  • Study orientation, study choice and study preparation
  • Study contents, study structure and study requirements
  • Change of degree programme or university
  • Early discontinuation of studies
  • Study-relevant personal difficulties
  • Information on other counselling institutions and other universities     

As with all student counselling services at state universities, General Academic Counselling follows recognised standards in its counselling activities.

Accordingly, they are

  • individual
  • neutral
  • unbiased as to the result, and
  • confidential.

General Academic Counselling

Subject-Specific Academic Counselling

The faculties' academic counsellors can provide authoritative information on subject-related matters. Please find the contact addresses of the respective academic counsellors directly on the course of study website in the degree programme brochures.

Take a Look or Give It a Try

Lectures for Prospective Students

Nowadays, it is often difficult to decide whether, and what, to study. The closer you look at a degree programme beforehand, the more certain you can be that you do not have the wrong preconceptions.

Read more here.

Open Days and Information Days

Die FH Aachen und die einzelnen Fachbereiche bieten über das Jahr verteilt die Möglichkeit an einem Tag der offenen Tür oder einem Infotag gucken zu kommen.
Eine Übersicht über die Angebote zum Besuchen und Informieren an der FH Aachen gibt es hier.

Girls' Day/ Boys' Day

The next Girls' Day and Boys' Day will be on March 28, 2019.

Wir bieten seit über 10 Jahren an diesem Tag in verschiedenen Laboren sowie der Bibliothek unserer Hochschule spannende Einblicke in unsere Arbeit. Wir öffnen unsere Türen und zeigen ganz praktisch, wie Technik funktioniert oder wie faszinierend die Arbeit in der Bibliothek sein kann.

Mehr dazu hier.

MINT4Girls Camp

Milling, welding, sandblasting, puzzling, measuring, programming, calculating, handicrafts, screws and bolts,... in short: hands-on technology.

Each year in the first week of the autumn holidays, 20 girls in grades 9 and 10 from all over Germany have the chance to experience technology live at FH Aachen.

If you want to find out whether working in a technical profession is something for your future or if you simply want to try out more with regard to technology and new processes and if you feel like spending an exciting week during the autumn holidays, this camp is just the place for you.

Read more here.



Trial Course of Study at Campus Jülich

In der ersten Herbstferienwoche hast du die Chance, am Campus Jülich in Vorlesungen, Übungen und Praktikumsversuchen der Studienfelder Naturwissenschaften/Ingenieurwissenschaften "hineinzuschnuppern".

Egal ob nur eine Vorlesung oder alle Angebote, hier kannst du dich frei entscheiden und dir das raussuchen, was dich anspricht:

Angebote des Fachbereichs Chemie und Biotechnologie
Angebote des Fachbereichs Medizintechnik und Technomathematik

Exploration of Occupational Fields

At FH Aachen, you can take part in six different apprenticeships on the "Berufsfelderkundungstag" (Exploration of Occupational Fields Day) (8th grade):

  • Office Management Assistant
  • Specialist Employee for Media and Information Services (library)
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Physics Laboratory Technician
  • Mathematical Technical Software Developer

Read more here.

Exploration of Fields of Study

You want to become an engineer and are interested in studying at FH Aachen?
FH Aachen's "Studienfelderkundungen der Ingenieurwissenschaften" (Exploration of Fields of Study in Engineering Sciences) provide upper secondary school pupils with the opportunity to get a taste of our diverse engineering degree programmes.

Read more here.

Practical Training for Pupils

Praktika kann man bei uns dort machen, wo wir auch ausbilden.
Wir stellen unsere Angebote zum Praktikum gebündelt auf der Seite Schülerpraktikum.de dar.

Study Guide for Schoolgirls

The study guide for schoolgirls - a small selection from a wide range of offers

With short texts, the study guide describes a small selection of our degree programmes here at FH Aachen. Looking for creative solutions as a mechanical engineering student, with mathematics under your belt, or working on (highly) exciting tasks as an electrical engineer? The study guide will comb through all the opportunities provided at FH Aachen, according to your interests, and show you that it's not always the classic paths that necessarily lead you to your dream profession. Take a look and see for yourselves.

Download it here.

Tips for Study Preparation

Online Mathematics Bridging Course OMB+

The Online Mathematics Bridging Course (OMB+) prepares you for your studies with integrated mathematics courses. OMB+ consists of explanatory texts with many examples, interactive pictures, exercises and tests where you can assess your abilities yourself. This offer is free of charge and available all year round.

Go to OMB+

Preparatory Courses

Preparatory courses, often referred to as bridging courses, are aimed at first-year students. Prior to the start of studies, the freshly registered students can brush up on their school knowledge in a subject-specific manner. The objective is to make it easier to catch up on the regular university lectures. Students define their own deficits and choose the appropriate, relevant bridging/preparatory courses. Participation in these courses, which take place before the official start of the course of study, is voluntary.

The preparatory courses usually require two to three weeks' time, with daily phases of work, i.e. seminars.

Go to Preparatory Courses

Study Funding

In order to avoid failing your studies because of financing matters, it makes sense to come up with a finance scheme in advance. Get informed about the most important funding opportunities when it comes to finding new sources of money. | Go to Study Funding

Eating and Drinking

The dining halls (Mensa) of the "Studierendenwerk" (Student Welfare Services) offer daily varying dishes for small money. Dining halls and cafeterias are situated in the city centre as well in Burtscheid, on the Hörn and in Jülich. | Go to Eating and Drinking


Aachen is situated at the most Western point of Germany, adjacent to the Netherlands and Belgium, it has the Cathedral, the Tivoli, the "Printe" (a local spiced gingerbread specialty), the CHIO (the world-famous international equestrian festival) and the Lousberg. Yet Aachen has a lot more to offer, especially for students or those who want to become students one day: Aachen is a typical student town with renowned universities, numerous cosy pubs, a distinct party scene and a very good infrastructure. When choosing a university, the city it’s situated in is an important criterion for selection. If the city is too small, the future student may not feel like he or she is living student life to the fullest, and if the city is too big, he or she may feel lost quite quickly. Aachen, with its 250,000 inhabitants, is just in the middle! Placid, but non-threatening!

Ever growing student numbers make it increasingly difficult to find a suitable student flat which is also affordable. For this reason, every future student should deal with the topic of finding an accommodation early on. | Go to Accommodation


A student should always be mobile! Even though it's not a big problem to get around Aachen with bus and bicycle, problems may arise if you travel home and home is not close by. This is where other mobile possibilities become interesting. Information on the NRW-Ticket and carpool services can be found here | Go to Mobility

Vocational Training at FH Aachen

Die FH Aachen bietet nicht nur ein vielfältiges Studienangebot, sondern auch spannende und vielseitige betriebliche Ausbildungen. In derzeit 9 Ausbildungsberufen, stehen 62 Ausbildungsplätze zu Verfügung.
Mehr Informationen dazu gibt es hier.