Welcome Center for Doctoral Candidates



Newly graduated doctoral student at his celebration

Have you decided to do your doctoral studies at RWTH Aachen? Find out about the application-oriented path to science and opportunities RWTH Aachen offers its junior researchers. If you need additional information or answers to individual questions, contact the respective contact person. Photo: Thilo Vogel

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New here?

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Are you new at RWTH Aachen? We'll guide you to the information that's relevant for your academic career at RWTH Aachen and your stay in Aachen. Photo: Nadine Hermanns

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Welcome Center in the International Office

International Students in front of the RWTH Main Buildung

Are you from abroad and want to pursue a doctorate at RWTH Aachen? The team at the Welcome Center for International Researchers offers you and your family support – including before your arrival to Aachen.

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Center for Doctoral Studies

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The Center for Doctoral Studies, CDS, offers seminars for extracurricular qualifications for doctoral candidates, because our junior researchers shouldn't just acquire excellent skills in their field but also beyond.

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Scholarships and Funding Programs

Students working together

We assist you with your search for information about the appropriate scholarship and funding programs for you and your research project. Photo: Thilo Vogel

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Life in Aachen and the Region

Panorama of city hall

Why should you come to Aachen for doctoral studies? Aside from a worldclass university education, Aachen possesses a special flair with its rich culture and special geographic location on the border to Belgium and the Netherlands.

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Researching at RWTH Aachen

In a production technology lab

As an Excellence University, RWTH Aachen's goal is to significantly contribute to the expansion of top university research in Germany and in the global university competition. Supporting and challenging at all levels – to meet this goal, RWTH Aachen supports its researchers with their research projects and offers them numerous services. Photo: Thilo Vogel

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Division of Human Resources

Have you been offered a position at RWTH Aachen? The Division of Human Resources accompanies you from your hiring till you leave your employment here, answers all questions regarding your employment at RWTH Aachen, and informs you of important information regarding human resources matters.

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Job Openings

Do you want to work as a junior reseacher at RWTH Aachen? Find the job that fits you, either in our job database or among the offers posted by our cooperative partners.

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