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Here you will find information on all current topics and events related to internationalization at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. Browse for interesting offers for summer schools, GoAbroad events or opportunities to network internationally here in Aachen. We also publish current announcements for scholarship opportunities and international prizes such as the DAAD Prize or the Schüßler Prize as well as news about the faculty's partnership agreements with foreign universities. In short, we post here everything exciting that is currently happening at our faculty on the topic of international affairs. We hope you enjoy exploring!


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  • RWTH UROP research projects for Bachelor students

    The RWTH UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) offers undergraduate students of RWTH the opportunity to become part of research teams at RWTH with their own research projects.

    RWTH UROP projects have a flexible duration between one and six months. The exact periods can be arranged with the supervisors at the institutes.

    Voluntary participation in UROP projects can be used for recognition as compulsory internships or the bachelor thesis can be written within the framework of a UROP project. Information about the project line and the UROP database can be found at the RWTH UROP website.

  • Internship in the City Link Stockholm project via Implenia

    The Swiss construction and real estate services provider Implenia is offering further internships in the City Link project in Sweden. The start date would be 01 October 2022 for an internship in the commercial area or probably from March 2023 in the constructive area. If interested, contact with a current intern from our faculty can be requested. To do so, please contact

  • Call for applications for DAAD scholarship programs for international students and doctoral candidates: Application period May 2022

    Apply now: DAAD Scholarships for international students


    DAAD and @rwthinternationaloffice are offering two scholarships for international students. The next application period starts on May 1, 2022.

    1. Scholarship for Completing Studies for Students and Doctoral Candidates: a scholarship for international students and doctoral candidates who are currently in their final period of their studies with good academic performance and who are facing financial hardships due to their academic obligations (bachelor or master thesis).

    2. Scholarship for Particularly Involved International Students: awarded to international students who, in addition to their good academic performance, are characterized through outstanding extracurricular work in the international context of the university. Involvement in an international context can include, for example, mentoring international students as a buddy or involvement in student initiatives.


    For further details on eligibility and the application process, please visit the following website:

  • E-Waste Academy for Scientists ( (pdf: 2728 kb)

    From August 27, 2022 to September 4, 2022, the academy for scientists on the topic of e-waste will take place in Ireland. Ph.D. students, postdocs, and young scientists can still apply until 01.07.2022. Further information about the application process as well as the content of the academy can be found on the scycle website:

  • Ukraine War - Support possibilities and contact persons at the University

    Due to the current situation, the AStA of RWTH Aachen University would like to draw attention to important contact persons and support possibilities on the part of the university, which could be of particular interest to Ukrainian and Russian students. You can find all further information under the link to the current announcement.

  • NRC-MITACS-RWTH Globalink Research Award Program

    In cooperation with the National Research Council Canada and MITACS, a "Research Internship Program" has been in place since 2021, which enables RWTH students in the Master's program as well as doctoral students to carry out 6-12 month research internships at Canadian universities in cooperation with the National Research Council. The research internships are endowed with up to 18,000 CAD and there are 20-25 places available per year. The program is principally open to all technical and scientific disciplines, further information can be found on the website. Furthermore, there is also the possibility to generate new projects directly in cooperation with interested institutes of the RWTH.

  • Summer school focusing on municipal engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Brno University of Technology

    Based on concrete practical examples, topics of urban planning, such as modeling of urban traffic, use of rainwater and urban greening, will be covered from August 8 to 17, 2022. There will be numerous excursions, such as to Villa Tugendhat, to the future intelligent urban district "Brno South Center", to the barracks in Veveří Street, to the Water Management Laboratory, to the Brno Reservoir and to the currently developing urban district Jižní čtvrť.

    The goal of the summer school is to design a district for a brownfield site in the city of Brno with the lowest possible carbon footprint and according to the principle of sustainable urban development.

    The deadline for applications is June 14, 2022.


  • Scholarships of the Fellowship for Student Exchange in Central and Eastern Europe (GFPS) e. V. (pdf: 604 kb)

    The GFPS, in cooperation with the Foundation for German-Polish Scholarships, awards scholarships for language courses, study visits, and internships in the Czech Republic and Poland for the summer semester of 2023. The application deadline for all calls is 31.10.2022.

    For more information, please refer to the calls for applications and the website (

  • Open Day for exchange students - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon

    The Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, also known as INSA, is a French scientific university. It is one of the Grande Écoles, which functioned and still function as training centers for the leading elite in the state, military, economy, science, and culture and thus form the most prestigious group of the French higher education system. In prestige, they often rank far ahead of common universities. The university itself is located on the La Doua campus in Villeurbanne, in the Lyon area. Among the approximately 5,400 students, there are 4,500 students studying in the field of engineering.

    INSA invites to an 'Online Day' for students interested in a semester abroad there.

  • DE&CO Design and Construct International Steel Bridge Competition at Boğaziçi University Construction Club

    De&Co, Design & Construct, is one of the oldest and biggest competitions of our club. In this event, teams attempt to build the best 6 meters wide steel bridge among other competitors. Applicant teams send us their projects. After evaluation of Boğaziçi University Civil Engineering Department jury, pre-qualified 16 teams secure their place to build their bridge in South Campus overlooking the fascinating Bosporus. You may look into De&Co Rules and Regulations file for more details.


    We think that this competition is beneficial for our competitors to meet people from the construction sector from different countries and to breathe the air of the competitive environment, which is the fragment of the business world. In addition, gaining a project development experience with all its stages will provide definite benefits for their business life. We would be very happy if you could share our event with your students.

    You can reach the dates, Rules&Regulations file, and application form on our linked website.

  • Notes on Brexit - Erasmus+

    Here you can find the official website of the DAAD for current information on Brexit and its impact on Erasmus+ stays abroad. To stay up to date with the latest short- and long-term changes for studying or interning in the UK, this is the right place to be.

  • DCHAN Technics: Interview with RWTH-Alumnus Prof. Frank Kemper

    DCHAN - The German-Chinese Alumni Network. In the field of engineering, we would like to draw your attention to an interview by Prof. Frank Kemper on the topic of German-Chinese educational cooperation. Prof. Kemper is the director of the Sino-German Institute for Applied Engineering (CDAI) and also the managing director and board member of the Center for Wind and Earthquake Engineering (CWE) at RWTH Aachen University. In addition, you will find many other interesting interviews and news on various topics and disciplines.

  • Experience it - The magazine for stays abroad

    Here you can find the latest issue of the DAAD magazine with all kinds of interesting and up-to-date information about stays abroad. This time, the focus is on how international experiences can be combined with a sustainable, resource-conserving lifestyle. There are also practical tips from the DAAD correspondents on how to organize a stay abroad in a sustainable way. Enjoy reading!