How to certificate English proficiency

a) Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based Test (IBT) with a result of at least 90 points

b) IELTS test with a score of at least 5.5

c) Cambridge Test Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

d) First Certificate in English (FCE) with a grade of at least B

e) a certificate of English language skills at level B2 of the “Common European Framework of Reference of Language (GeR)”*1

f) Placement test of the RWTH Language Center with the level B2 (MK 7)*2


*1 A certificate, certifying English skills at the B2 level of the Common European Frame of Reference for Languages, CEFR. This certificate can be a German Abitur certificate, where it is clear that a student completed English till the end of Qualification Phase 1 – that is grade 11 for the G8 Abitur, otherwise grade 12 – and completed the subject with a least sufficient performance.

*2 Only students who are enrolled at RWTH Aachen University can take part in this exam.

Further Information about the Application and Admission Requirements

Information application


For more information about the application visit the website of the chair of urban design or have a look at the FAQ below.

Application FAQ

Admission requirements

1st university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations (PO).

Proficiency in English according to PO:

RWTH’s Comprehensive Examination Regulation


  • The portfolio complements the module description and should demonstrate your experience in spatial-related fields. The format is free, but you are encouraged to be creative in how you present and communicate the content. It may also include a CV and a personal statement of motivation. The only restriction is that it should not exceed 20 pages.
  • The portfolio must be produced entirely in English and upload through RWTH Online

Applicaton process

The programme starts in the winter semester

Apply until the deadline for application

Application process is described in detail here

Information about required documents etc. here

You need to submit a portfolio with up to 20 pages

Fees and living costs

No Tuition Fees – There are no tuition fees at RWTH Aachen University – this applies for international students as well! All students are, however, subject to a student body and social contribution fee.

Here you can find information about the approximate cost of living