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Start of Semester 01 September 2022
Start of Lecture Period 19 September 2022
End of Lecture Period 03 February 2023
End of Semester
28 February 2023
Re-Registration and Leave of Absence
01 June up to and incl. 31 August 2022

Preparatory Courses

Preparatory courses, often referred to as bridging courses, are aimed at first-year students. Even before the start of their studies, newly registered students can brush up on their school knowledge in a subject-specific manner. The objective is to facilitate the transition to the regular lectures of the degree programme. Students define their deficits themselves and choose the appropriate bridging/preparatory courses relevant to their studies. Participation in the courses, which are held before the official start of studies, is voluntary.

The time frame for bridging courses is usually two to three weeks, during which daily work phases or exercises take place.

Go to Preparatory Courses

Be an Engineer – Become a Teacher

Professionally experienced as well as future engineers get the opportunity to become a teacher at a vocational college (Berufskolleg).

In cooperation with the RWTH Aachen University, the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences makes it possible for students who have earned a Bachelor's Degree (Bauingenieurwesen, Elektrotechnik, Fahrzeug- und Antriebstechnik as well as Maschinenbau) to have it followed by a Master's degree programme for a teaching position at a vocational college (Berufskolleg) at the RWTH Aachen.

You can find information on the cooperative transition into the Master of Education at the RWTH Aachen University on the following page: | Der Weg zum Lehramt an Berufskollegs [in German]


Registrar's Office

If there are any questions regarding re-registration, changing a degree programme, taking time off, or an online application, the registrar’s office is at your disposal. | Go to the Registrar's Office

FH Karte

At the start of the winter semester 2013/14, the FH Aachen launched a multifunctional chip card ("FH Karte") for all students. The "FH Karte", in the convenient EC card format, serves as student ID, as a library card, as a dining hall and cafeteria pay card as well as an access control ID for university sport. Further options for use are under way. Further options for use are being planned. | Go to FH Karte

Liaison Lecturers

You are stuck with a problem relating to your studies? – Turn to your faculty liaison lecturer. They will listen and, in a joint effort with you, will come up with a solution to your problem. | Go to Liaison Lecturers

Suggestions and Complaints Office

You've got a problem relating to your studies and don't know who to turn to? You've got suggestions and proposals to improve study conditions and the "studiability" of your degree programme? | Go to Suggestions and Complaints (StAB)

Starting Up

From a business idea and a financially sound business plan to getting up in business – this is one of several feasible paths towards starting up a business of your own. In order to guarantee a successful start when setting up a business, in order to choose the right path and avoid traps, in order to get answers from "old hands" to your individual questions, a team of experts is at your disposal at the FH Aachen. | Go to Starting Up

Psychosocial Counselling

Psychosocial Counselling supports students who are coping with personal and study-related problems as well as preparing for challenging study phases. | Go to Psychosocial Counselling

Campus Office Planner

CampusOffice helps you draw up your individual timetable and register for internships and exams. | Go to CampusOffice

University Sport

Aachen University Sports is a service and education offer for all students, employees and trainees of the RWTH Aachen, the FH Aachen and the other Aachen universities. The "Hochschulsportzentrum" (HSZ, University Sports Centre), a central institution of the RWTH Aachen, organises a demand-oriented  and qualified sports and exercise programme for the universities in Aachen. | Go to the University Sports Centre

All About Your Studies

No matter what you are interested in: be it the Department of International Affairs, the library, the Career Service, study funding, scholarships, or Psychosocial Counselling - the respective contacts will be happy to provide you with advice and assistance at the various locations. | Go to the Service Points


With ten faculties, FH Aachen offers its students a first-class education in modern and trendsetting professions. New challenges of professional practice are seen as an opportunity to continually adjust and expand the content of the range of courses offered. | Go to Faculties