Enter the world of engineering excellence

Secure your study place in Germany

Join our English-taught preparatory classes and gain exclusive admission to your dream Master’s degree program in Germany. The German Engineering College (GEC) helps you bridge academic knowledge gaps and to succeed at RWTH Aachen University, one of Germany’s top-ranked universities.

Enter the world of engineering excellence

Secure your study place in Germany

Join our English-taught preparatory classes and gain exclusive admission to your dream Master’s degree program in Germany. The German Engineering College (GEC) helps you bridge academic knowledge gaps and to succeed at RWTH Aachen University, one of Germany’s top-ranked universities.

Benefits

Become an outstanding student

The German Engineering College (GEC) offers you comprehensive preparation for your desired Master’s degree program. With a personalized curriculum, you will fulfill essential admission requirements before you actually apply and receive guaranteed admission to RWTH Aachen University. Kick-start your career in Germany earlier than regular applicants and benefit from exclusive advantages.

Discover the benefits of the GEC
  • Guaranteed and prioritized admission to RWTH Aachen University

  • Replacement for the GRE General Test

  • Fulfillment of RWTH’s academic admission requirements

  • Exclusive scholarships and discounts

  • Networking opportunities with RWTH faculty members and fellow students

Academic Packages

Unlock your
full potential

Your path to engineering success starts with the GEC. The program is tailored to your academic background and unique career goals. Whether you aim to innovate mechanical systems, create the infrastructure of tomorrow or pioneer renewable energy solutions, the GEC equips you with the knowledge for excellence. Choose the package that aligns best with your goals and take the first step towards shaping your engineering future.

Mechanical Engineering

Shaping technical excellence

Civil Engineering

Designing tomorrow’s infrastructure

Battery Systems Engineering

Creating energy innovation
Formats

Engineer
your path

As every student’s journey is unique, we designed three different GEC formats to suit your individual needs and preferences. All of them have the same goal: your successful Master’s admission.

Compact

Opt for the express route
 

6 months

online

English-taught

5 courses

GRE General Test replacement

RWTH certificates

fee-based

scholarships available

Application deadline: June 23, 2024

Co-Study

Take the GEC alongside your Bachelor’s degree

up to 3 years

online

English-taught

5 courses

GRE General Test replacement

RWTH certificates

fee-based

scholarships available

Application deadline: June 23, 2024

On-Campus

Close your Bachelor chapter in Germany

2 years

online and on-site

English-taught

6 courses + internship at RWTH

GRE General Test replacement

RWTH certificates

fee-based

scholarships available

Application deadline: June 23, 2024

6 months

online

English-taught

5 courses

GRE General Test replacement

RWTH certificates

fee-based

scholarships available

Application deadline: June 23, 2024

up to 3 years

online

English-taught

5 courses

GRE General Test replacement

RWTH certificates

fee-based

scholarships available

Application deadline: June 23, 2024

2 years

online and on-site

English-taught

6 courses + internship at RWTH

GRE General Test replacement

RWTH certificates

fee-based

scholarships available

Application deadline: June 23, 2024

Teaching

Explore innovative
digital education

What do you remember from previous online classes? Sitting in zoom and feeling left alone after class? The digital education in the GEC is the future. We combine technology, creativity and community to provide you with an optimal digital environment for teaching and learning. Our professional technical infrastructure and well-designed learning concepts enable innovative teaching and learning.

With our learning space, we are creating an interactive learning and collaboration platform that enables learning from anywhere, on any device. As the central hub of the digital classroom, the learning space is intuitive to use, appealing in design, and easy to navigate. You will find all the materials and information you need for the course – and much more!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Many international undergraduate programs do not meet the high academic standards of RWTH Aachen University. As a result, international students are admitted to Master’s programs on the condition that they fulfill additional academic requirements during their Master’s studies. With the GEC, you meet these requirements before even applying, allowing you to gain unconditional admission and focus fully on your Master’s program.
Yes, successful completion of the GEC guarantees you admission to our Master’s programs offered by RWTH International Academy.
The GEC offers several advantages over direct application to a Master’s program. It ensures that you meet all academic admission requirements in advance, guaranteeing admission without conditions. It also replaces the need to take the GRE test for application. Additionally, outstanding students receive a 50% scholarship for their desired Master’s program.
You will select up to three preferred Master’s programs during the application process for the GEC. This allows us to tailor the program to your specific academic and career goals, ensuring the best possible fit for your future studies at RWTH Aachen University.
The GEC is designed for Bachelor’s students and graduates aiming to pursue a Master’s program in Germany. Explore the detailed applicant profiles under your preferred GEC package (Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Battery Systems Engineering) to kickstart your engineering journey.
Yes, you need to prove proficiency in English. Typically, this is achieved through recognized English language proficiency tests. For specific requirements and accepted certificates, please refer to the detailed information provided under your preferred GEC package (Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Battery Systems Engineering).

It is not mandatory to prove any proficiency in German language.

Yes, it is possible to apply for the GEC before completing your Bachelor’s degree. We understand that students may be in different stages of their undergraduate studies when considering the GEC. Please feel free to reach out to us for personalized guidance and to discuss your specific situation in more detail. We’re here to help you navigate the application process and explore your opportunities with the GEC.
If you are interested in the GEC Compact, you can apply via our application form. Please ensure you have all the required documents listed under your preferred GEC package (Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Battery Systems Engineering). For the GEC Co-Study or GEC On-Campus formats, please contact your respective Academy Offices for detailed application instructions.

Once your application documents are complete, your academic achievements will be checked from our admission committee. If your achievements are convincing, you will be invited to an online interview in zoom to get to know each other and answers and open questions.

The GEC Compact and GEC Co-Study programs run from July to October, with examination periods in November-December and January-February. For the GEC On-Site program, online courses occur in August-September of the third year, while the on-site component starts in August of the fourth year and continues until the following spring.

Even if you have taken similar courses, they probably do not meet RWTH’s academic standards. Our courses are equivalent to the German-taught Bachelor modules at RWTH Aachen University and fulfill the necessary academic requirements. By completing them, you will avoid conditional admission to your desired M.Sc. program.

You have a total of three attempts for the exam in each course.

The GEC is designed to meet your individual needs, so costs vary based on the specific package and format you choose. For detailed information, please contact us directly.

Absolutely! We offer various scholarships for the GEC program. Contact your respective Academy Office to inquire about eligibility. Moreover, upon completing the GEC, outstanding students have the opportunity to receive a 50% scholarship for their desired Master’s program.

GEC participants receive extensive support throughout their journey. You will have personal contact with dedicated advisors to guide you through every step of the process. An information guide will be provided to help you navigate the program requirements and opportunities. We host regular info sessions to ensure you are well-informed and integrated into the community. Additionally, you will receive regular updates and general support to address any questions or concerns. Ongoing consultation is available to assist with academic and personal matters, ensuring you are fully supported in achieving your goals.

Contact

How can we
help you?

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have on our GEC program. Feel free to send us an e-mail or book an online consultation via zoom.

We’re excited to connect with you!

Souphaphone Phanpaseuth

Program Manager
RWTH-GEC@academy.rwth-aachen.de

Our Academy Offices

Our Academy Offices in China, India and Mexico (for all of Latin America) advise on our educational programs, enter into collaborations with universities and other educational partners and recruit outstanding talent. With their profound understanding of your cultural and educational background, the teams pave your way to an excellent education at RWTH Aachen University. Get in touch with our Academy Offices Directors for exclusive consultation and cooperation opportunities!

Zufeng Wu

Director China Office
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Dr. Sandeep Patil

Director India Office
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Melanie Ostfeld

Director Latin America Office
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