Course and Exam Registration

Exchange students are not enrolled to a specific study program at RWTH Aachen University. On one hand, this gives you freedom to choose a mix of courses from Bachelor- and Master study programs and from different faculties – but on the other hand you cannot make use of all registration procedures. Thus, we sometimes have to do some workarounds, which are described here.

Access to courses

Log in into RWTHonline and browse the course lists for those courses you want to attend. On the right side of each course entry there is a button "Course registration". During the registration process you have to choose a study program in which you want to register this course. Becasue you are NOT assigned a concrete study program, you have to choose "Freie Anmeldung". Probably this even is the only option which you can see.

For some courses there might be no "course registration" button. In such a case please visit the web pages of the teachers and/or attend the first course to get more information on if and how course registration is possible.

The mainpurpose of your registration is to get access to all course material and to participate in the corresponding exercises. Most course organization is done via RWTHmoodle – by your registration you are booked in the Moodle room assigned to a course. You need a TIM account to get access to this system. such an account you will get automatically when eonrolling at our university. In a Moodle room you can access slide copies, screen recordings of the lecture, exercise sheets, and submit solutions to exercises, depending on what is available for a course. Also, you will receive course notifications via this Moodle room. In some cases, a course does not make use of Moodle but has its own web page hosted by the research group who offers the course. You will learn about this during the first lectures.

Registration for exams

Note that your registration to a course is only giving you access to all course materials. It is not a registration for the exam – you have to register for the exam separately.

Unfortunately, you are not able to register for exams the same way local students can do: exchange students are not fully managed by RWTHonline and registering for exams in RWTHonline does not have much effect.

Instead, a few weeks after the semester has started, you will get a registration table by e-mail. Fill in all courses you want to register for, and send this filled table back to us. We will register you for the exams you listed in the table. Deadlines for exam registration are tannounced during the semester.

Note that exam registration might differ for courses offered by other faculties. Thus, if you want to take such courses, please contact us about this issue soon.

Admission to exams

The teacher can decide on the course organization. For getting admission to the final exam, you might have to solve frequent exercises during the semester, or you might have to participate in a presence exercise or a midterm exam. Details are given during the first lecture of a course.

More information / online manuals

See RWTHonline manual for more information on registrations (only accessible within our university's network).

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