FH Aachen

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FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences
founding 1971
Sponsorship state
place Aachen , Jülich
state North Rhine-WestphaliaNorth Rhine-Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia
country GermanyGermany Germany
Rector Marcus Baumann
Students 14,259 (winter semester 2017/18)
Employee about 1,250 (2017)
including professors about 250 (2016)
Networks HAWtech
Website www.fh-aachen.de

The FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences is a university of applied sciences and has around 14,000 students, 250 professors, 470 lecturers and 750 employees in teaching and research. Its main locations are Aachen and Jülich as well as other facilities in Cologne , Düren , Linnich , Euskirchen and Geilenkirchen, among others . As of September 2015, the university offers 53 Bachelor, 22 Master and three cooperative courses. Third-party and research funds amounted to 12.8 million euros in 2013.


The Aachen University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1971, with five traditional predecessor institutions, the Aachen State Engineering Schools for Textiles, Construction (founded in 1900 as a building trade school) and mechanical engineering (founded in 1902 as a mechanical engineering school) as well as the Aachen School of Applied Arts (founded in 1904) and the Jülich Engineering School (founded in 1957) were integrated. Another location was established in Jülich, which has been continuously expanded and cooperates with the Jülich Research Center (FZJ), the former Jülich nuclear research facility (KFA). In some degree programs, there are cooperations with joint courses, e.g. B. with the Zuyd Hogeschool in Maastricht (Netherlands) and the Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg (Belgium).

Importance and rankings

With over 13,000 students in the 2015/2016 winter semester, the FH Aachen is one of the ten largest universities of applied sciences in Germany. The focus is on the MINT subjects, i.e. H. the subjects of mathematics, computer science, natural science and technology as well as the constantly growing fields of economics and design. In the 2016 ranking of Wirtschaftswoche, the FH Aachen took first place among all German universities of applied sciences in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering and third place in computer science. In the 2017 CHE university ranking, the university's economics department achieved top ratings. In 2018 and 2019, the FH Aachen again achieved first place in the ranking of Wirtschaftswoche for the subjects of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering and third place for the subject of computer science. In 2018 and 2019, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology achieved the top groups in the CHE university ranking with a Bachelor of Computer Science (2018) and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (2019).


In 2016, the FH Aachen has two main locations: in Aachen and in Jülich . In addition, there is the Freshman Institute ( preparatory college ) at the Bedburg-Hau and Geilenkirchen locations , in which foreign applicants can acquire university entrance qualifications , as well as the coordination office for dual study programs in Herzogenrath . In the wood engineering course , students are also trained in the vocational training center of the Euskirchen district (BZE) at the Euskirchen location , where they learn wood construction in practice on a joinery system . Rail vehicle technology students learn in a practical way in the Siemens AG test and validation center at the Wildenrath location . Furthermore, in is Düren , founded in cooperation with the association AcIAS MBA -Studiengang Entrepreneurship localized. Since 2010, the FH Aachen has also been offering the bachelor's degree in Scientific Programming in conjunction with training as a mathematical-technical software developer (MATSE) as a dual degree in cooperation with surrounding companies and companies at the Cologne study location .

In Aachen, the facilities of the FH Aachen, similar to those of the RWTH Aachen, are divided into several core areas.


Main building of the FH Aachen in Bayernallee
  • The university council, the senate, the rectorate, the university administration, the innovation transfer (IVT) and the group representatives have resided in the FH main building at Bayernallee 11 since the beginning of 2015.
Bayernallee campus
  • The architecture and civil engineering departments are located at Bayernallee 9.
Building of the FH Aachen in the Eupener Strasse
  • The campus on Eupener Straße houses the electrical engineering and information technology departments as well as economics and the associated International Faculty Office.
Goethestrasse campus
  • The mechanical engineering and mechatronics department is located in Goethestrasse.
FH Aachen building in Hohenstaufenallee
  • The aerospace engineering department is located in Hohenstaufenallee.
Building pit trench
  • The design department and rooms for the aerospace technology department are located at Boxgraben.
Campus Jülich of the FH Aachen
  • From 1980 to 2010, part of the chemical engineering department was housed in the shared university buildings in Melaten (RWTH Aachen and FH Aachen). In 2010, after the completion of the new building in Jülich, the company moved there. Since then, the three departments "Chemistry and Biotechnology", "Medical Technology and Technomathematics" and "Energy Technology" have been based there.

Campus Jülich

At the Jülich location , all the FH buildings and three dormitory complexes (SolarCampus I & II, Jan-von-Werth-Straße) are right next to one another. Since August 29, 2007, a completely new FH building has been built there, which was completed and occupied in summer 2010 and officially inaugurated in November of that year. The departments "Chemistry and Biotechnology", "Medical Technology and Technomathematics" and "Energy Technology" are located in Jülich.


In addition to management and administration, the organizational structure of the FH Aachen also includes the departments of the university. The four governing bodies consist of the University Council , the Rectorate, the Senate and the Departmental Conference.


The rectorate of the FH Aachen directs the academic work of the university and represents it externally. It currently (as of February 2016) consists of the Rector Marcus Baumann (since 2009) and the three Vice Rectors who have been in office since 2015: Josef Rosenkranz (Vice Rector for Studies and Teaching), Doris Samm (Vice Rector for Research and Innovation) and Michael Wulf (Vice Rector for university development).

Chancellor Volker Stempel (since 2012) is also part of the rectorate. He heads the university administration and the associated non-academic institutions. The central administration of the FH Aachen consists of six departments:

  • Department Z: University planning and management
  • Department I: Human Resources
  • Department II: Student and Academic Affairs
  • Department III: Finance
  • Department IV: Building Management
  • Department V: Innovation Transfer

Central facilities

Student Service Center (SSC)

The Student Service Center , or SSC for short , has existed at the FH Aachen since 2015 and serves as the first point of contact for all students at the university. The SSC provides information on the services of the student secretariat , the general student advisory service , the international office and the career service . In this way, students can find the right institution for their concerns and get the necessary contacts.

  • General study advice: The general study advice advises and supports prospective students in choosing a course and making a decision. During your studies, the student advisory service is the point of contact for questions and difficulties in the course of your studies. The General Student Advisory Service is located in Aachen and maintains an advice center on the Jülich campus.
  • Student Secretariat: The Student Secretariat is responsible for the application, enrollment and de- registration of students. In addition, the student secretariat is the point of contact for the topics of leave of absence, semesters abroad, re-registration, changing universities and much more. The student secretariat can be found in the main building of the FH Aachen, another is on the Jülich campus.
  • Career Service: The Career Service establishes the connection between university and business and places students and graduates with entrepreneurs. The job and goals of the Career Service are information, advice, qualification and placement. The Career Service is a contact point for employers in Germany and abroad and an advice center for students and graduates. The Career Service is also located in the main building of the FH Aachen.

Innovation transfer (IVT)

The aim of the innovation transfer is to bring business and science together at the university and to support research projects in cooperation with companies. The IVT is the point of contact for academics at the university as well as for companies and industry who, together with the university, want to promote innovative solutions and benefit from them. It helps with applications for funding programs or patent registrations, provides information at trade fairs and mediates with regional actors from politics, business and associations. Students who want to start a company can also find help here.


The FH Aachen has set up libraries at four locations in Aachen (Bayernallee, Boxgraben, Eupener Straße) and Jülich . Here students can find study literature , specialist journals , newspapers , specialist databases and collections of standards, as well as reading and learning areas and internet access. The media can be found in the PLUS catalog. The library offers, among other things, instruction in the use of the catalog, library tours and many other advisory services.

Student representation

  • AStA: The General Student Committee , AStA for short , represents the interests of students at the FH Aachen. The AStA is seen as the mouthpiece of the student body and has made it its general task to improve study conditions. It consists of a board of directors and six departments that take on the following tasks: finance, university politics, social affairs, public relations, communication and IT, as well as culture and political education. The members are elected every year by the student parliament.
  • Student Parliament: The Student Parliament , or SP for short , is the highest body for students at the FH Aachen. These elect the members of the student parliament annually, which expresses their will and decides on university policy principles. The aim of the SP is to capture the interests of all students and to suggest measures to implement them. The SP consists of a maximum of 21 members from different departments of the FH Aachen who, among other things, choose and control the AStA.

Departments and courses of study

There are ten departments at the FH Aachen. The departments of architecture , civil engineering , design, electrical engineering and information technology , aerospace technology , economics and mechanical engineering / mechatronics as well as the central university management and administration are located in Aachen, while the departments chemistry , biotechnology , medical technology , industrial mathematics and energy technology are located in Jülich .

Prospective students can choose from 53 Bachelor's and 24 Master's degrees in engineering, economics and design. In addition, some courses are offered as dual and part-time courses.

Bachelor programs 2016

  • Applied chemistry (B. Sc., Jülich) - also as a dual course of study
  • Applied Chemistry (B. Sc., Jülich) - foreign-oriented course
  • Architecture (BA)
  • Ophthalmic optics and optometry (part-time)
  • Civil Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Civil engineering - network engineer (B. Eng.) - also as a dual course of study
  • Business Administration / Business Studies (B. Sc.)
  • Business Administration PLuS (B. Sc.) - dual training course integrating training
  • Biotechnology (B. Sc., Jülich)
  • Biomedical Engineering (B. Eng., Jülich) - foreign-oriented course
  • Biomedical technology (B. Eng., Jülich)
  • Electrical engineering (B. Eng., Aachen)
  • Electrical engineering (B. Eng., Jülich)
  • Electrical engineering PLuS (B. Eng., Jülich) - dual training integrating degree course
  • Electrical Engineering (B. Eng.) - foreign-oriented course
  • European Business Studies (B. Sc.) - international double degree course
  • Vehicle and drive technology (B. Eng.)
  • Wood engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Computer Science (B. Sc.)
  • International Business Studies (B. Sc.) - international double degree course
  • Communication Design (BA)
  • Aerospace engineering (B. Eng.)
  • Aerospace engineering with air traffic pilot training (B. Eng.) - dual course
  • Mechanical engineering (B. Eng., Aachen)
  • Mechanical engineering (B. Eng., Energy technology, Jülich)
  • Mechanical engineering PLuS (B. Eng., Jülich) - dual training integrating degree course
  • Mechanical Engineering (B. Eng., Jülich) - foreign-oriented course
  • Mechatronics (B. Eng.)
  • Media and Communications for Digital Business (B. Sc.)
  • Physics engineering (B. Eng., Jülich)
  • Physical Engineering (B. Eng., Jülich) - foreign-oriented course
  • Physiotherapy (B. Sc., Jülich) - dual training integrating or part-time course
  • Product design (BA)
  • Process engineering (B. Eng., Jülich) - dual course of study
  • Rail Vehicle Technology (B. Eng.)
  • Scientific Programming (B. Sc., Jülich) - dual training integrating degree course
  • Industrial Engineering (B. Sc.)
  • Business Law (LL. B.)

Masters courses 2016

  • Aerospace Engineering (M. Sc.)
  • Architecture (MA)
  • Automation and drive technology (M. Eng.)
  • Applied polymer science (M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Civil Engineering (M. Eng.)
  • Biomedical Engineering (M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Biotechnology (M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Electrical engineering and information technology (M. Eng.)
  • Energy Management Computer Science (M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Energy Systems (M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Facility Management (M. Eng.)
  • Global Business and Economics (B.Sc.) - from winter semester 2017/2018
  • Industrial Engineering (M. Sc.)
  • Information Systems Engineering (M. Eng.)
  • International Business Management - Customer and Service Management (MA)
  • International Business Management - Finance, Accounting, Control, Taxation (MA)
  • International Automotive Engineering (M. Sc.)
  • Communication design and product design (MA)
  • Management and Entrepreneurship (MBA)
  • Mechatronics (M. Sc.)
  • Nuclear Applications (M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Product development (M. Eng.)
  • Technomathematics (M. Sc., Jülich)
  • Industrial Engineering (M. Sc.)

Institutes and research

Institute at the FH Aachen

The FH Aachen had ten institutes in 2016. As facilities of departments and central institutions, these are active in the field of research and development and serve teaching and studying.


  • Institute for Building Materials and Building Construction (IBB) : The IBB bundles the competencies of structural engineering and supervises application-oriented research as well as cooperation with industrial partners in the fields of building materials and building structures .
  • European Center for Sustainable Mobility (ECSM) : The ECSM offers a service-oriented, interdisciplinary research and advisory service for companies and the public sector in order to jointly shape the mobility of the future. It brings together researchers from the fields of energy supply, electromobility , urban and transport planning , vehicles and drives as well as information technology in order to develop and implement holistic research and development projects in the field of sustainable mobility.
  • Institute for Mobile Autonomous Systems and Cognitive Robotics (MASKOR) : The MASKOR Institute develops solutions for intelligent mobile robot systems. His core competencies are mobile robotics, artificial intelligence , image processing as well as visualization and automation technology from computer science and mechanical engineering .
  • Institute for Microwave and Plasma Technology (IMP) : The IMP carries out national and international research and development projects in the fields of microwave technology for power amplifiers and precision measurement technology, microwave plasma technology for ignition, light, cutting and welding applications as well as broadband ultrasound technology and the reduction of radioactive waste .
  • Institute for Digitization (IDA): The team researches and advises in a variety of subject areas in the field of digital change and develops solutions in the course of this. Founded at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, the team brings expertise and experience from various areas to illuminate the subject from different perspectives.

Campus Jülich

  • Institute for Applied Polymer Chemistry (IAP) : The IAP deals with the development of new polymer materials and magnetic nano- and plastic nanoparticles, hydrogels and superabsorbents , with the production of materials based on renewable raw materials and the development of latex.
  • Institute for Bioengineering (IfB) : The IfB carries out research and development work in the fields of cell biophysics, biomechanics , medical and molecular biology as well as cell and microbiology .
  • Institute for Nano- and Biotechnologies (INB) : The INB develops silicon-based chemo- and biosensors and deals with nanoelectronics , cell culture technology , enzyme technology and plant biotechnology .
  • Institute NOWUM-Energy : NOWUM-Energy deals with the topic of climate protection , researches and develops concepts, processes and technologies with a focus on biomass and biogas , energy systems and energy management as well as environmental process engineering .
  • Solar-Institut Jülich (SIJ) : The SIJ develops application-oriented technical solutions in the areas of regenerative and efficient energy use in cooperation with industry as well as national and international partners in universities and research.

Affiliated institutes of the FH Aachen

The FH Aachen has several affiliated institutes outside the university. These fulfill tasks that cannot be performed independently by the university.

  • 3win-IfiM-Institute for innovative mechanical engineering : The 3win-IfiM-Institute carries out industry-related innovation and research projects in cooperation with selected departments of the FH Aachen and accompanies them from the beginning of an idea up to the patent application. The main focus of the institute is on machine and plant construction as well as the assembly of assemblies.
  • Institut für Industrieaerodynamik GmbH (IFI) : The IFI carries out tests and measurement procedures in all areas of industrial aerodynamics and provides advice, for example, on the issues of building aerodynamics or smoke extraction .
  • Institute for tool-less production GmbH (IWF) : The IWF deals with the customer-specific integration of 3D printing in the various industrial environments and offers production-appropriate design adaptation and new development, data preparation, material studies as well as production and finishing.

Comprehensive institute

The Interdisciplinary Imaging & Vision Institute Aachen (i3ac) is an overarching institute of the RWTH Aachen and the FH Aachen, which examines competences for imaging, image processing and visualization in the Aachen area. The consortium consists of researchers from RWTH, FH and Forschungszentrum Jülich in cooperation with several companies.

Student projects

The students are involved in numerous student projects in order to gain even more practical experience outside of the courses. All students of the FH Aachen who are interested and committed can take part. The student projects are funded by the Senate Commission for Teaching and Studies (K1) from central funds. The chairman of the commission is Josef Rosenkranz, Vice-Rector for Studies and Teaching.

The university currently has the following projects (as of February 2016):

  • Advanced-AC: Students develop new types of aircraft configurations that are significantly more efficient than current aircraft.
  • Aixtreme Racing: Students design a racing car with which they compete in Formula Student competitions all over Europe.
  • BOXHORN: Students in the design department develop a magazine that appears every six months and take on its planning, organization, editing, design, marketing, financing and sales.
  • Campus 52: Students from all Aachen universities create TV reports about Aachen's student world. They take responsibility for research, organization, filming and editing.
  • Compass2: Students deal with the development and construction of small satellites according to the CubeSat standard , which are used for scientific experiments.
  • EduPrint: Students develop new types of printing processes from generative manufacturing processes ( 3D printing ) and modify them for current use
  • Electrification Smart: Students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology build a conventionally powered vehicle to an electric car to
  • Hovercraft: Students design and build a man-carrying hovercraft that will be used in future championships
  • Kicker 2.0: Students in the fields of medical technology and technical mathematics as well as energy technology develop a computer-based visualization of the game on a standard foosball table
  • Luna: Students in the aerospace engineering department are building a road-bound hybrid prototype vehicle in order to gradually convert it to alternative fuels and to use it as a laboratory vehicle for teaching
  • LuRa: Students design a large model glider. At the same time, measurement flights are carried out with a flying wing in order to determine flight-relevant data.
  • RoboCup: Students from the FH and RWTH Aachen University program autonomous robots in the '' Carologistics '' team and thus successfully take part in the RoboCup championships . The Carologistics are currently the reigning world champions in the RoboCup Logistics League.
  • Sephyra: Students in the aerospace engineering department are developing a single-stage hybrid rocket that will take measurements during flight.


The FH Aachen shows a high degree of internationalization. This is mainly due to a considerable number of joint courses of study with international partner universities as well as a high transition rate of graduates to international corporations, especially in the automotive and aerospace sectors. The FH works with over 80 partner universities in other European countries as well as with 40 partners outside of Europe. The proportion of foreign students at the FH Aachen is currently over 19%. The university has been cooperating with the Université Moulay Ismaïl in Meknès , ( Morocco ) since 2011 . Two bachelor's degrees, applied chemistry from the chemistry and biotechnology department (since 2011) and electrical engineering from the energy technology department (since 2014), are offered in cooperation with the Moroccan university. The Economics Faculty, in particular, cooperates with universities all over the world and offers several international courses. The FH Aachen offers a total of five foreign-oriented study programs (AOS), which enable German and international students an explicitly international orientation of their studies.

The language center at the FH Aachen is the largest test center in the Euregio Maas-Rhein for academic language tests (including DSH , TestDaF , IELTS , TOEFL , TOEIC , Zertifikat Deutsch ). As part of the Aachen Language Summer, which has been held since 1996, over 300 international students (2016: 345 participants, including 180 DAAD scholarship holders) come to Aachen and take part in the international program. The language center has also been running the TestAS study ability test since May 2007 .

International Office

The International Office of the FH Aachen is the central point of contact for German and foreign university members of the FH Aachen. It manages, coordinates and promotes international relationships and partnerships and is the point of contact for all questions relating to the international nature of studies and teaching. In addition, the International Office looks after foreign students at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences and provides assistance with everyday problems and special technical difficulties. It also advises and informs students who would like to complete part of their studies abroad about study opportunities and scholarships. Among other things, the AAA organizes various summer schools at the university.

Summer schools

The FH Aachen offers the following summer schools during the semester break:

  • 3D Printing School: In the 3D Printing School, students learn to build and operate their own printers. The summer school is organized by the GoetheLab of the mechanical engineering and mechatronics department, which also tours with the FabBus, the mobile 3D printer laboratory, and thus disseminates the technology of 3D printing on site.
  • ROS Summer School: The departments of electrical engineering and information technology, mechanical engineering and mechatronics as well as the MASKOR Institute (Mobile Autonomous Systems and Cognitive Robotics) organize this summer school, in which over 70 students from over 20 nations come to the FH Aachen. Here the students learn how to use the Robot Operating System (ROS), an "operating system" for autonomous mobile robots .
  • Renewable Energy: The Solar Institute Jülich (SIJ) at the FH Aachen has been running the Summer School Renewable Energy with around 50 students from all over Germany and abroad since 1985. The program offers an overview of potentials, technologies and possible uses of renewable energy and the rational use of energy. In lectures, internships and excursions, the students receive the latest knowledge on innovative and sustainable energy systems.
  • Flying Practice: In the Summer School Flying Practice of the Aerospace Technology department, students learn to fly . The event takes place at Merzbrück airfield .

Freshman Institute

As the central scientific institution of the FH Aachen, the Freshman Institute (FI) operates the Studienkolleg of the FH Aachen. The institute qualifies foreign applicants to study in Germany. The rules of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZaB) can be replaced by a separate entrance exam for the preparatory college. This applies not only to German-language courses, but also to English-language courses. After a successful Freshman year, applicants can apply to universities in Germany. The Freshman program , which is comparable in function and content to the Anglo-Saxon first year of a four-year Bachelor's degree, is fully financed by the participants' fees.

The program, which is carried out in a boarding school structure, is currently attended by around 300 international applicants (as of 2018/2019) at the Geilenkirchen location , mainly in the engineering and economics courses . As a unique selling point, the FI courses prepare students for both English and German-language and bilingual (English-German) courses. Partner universities for the bilingual network of the Freshman Institute are in addition to the FH Aachen u. a. the University of Duisburg-Essen , the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences and the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences .

  • History of the Freshman Institute
• Director responsible for the project: Hermann Josef Buchkremer , Rector of the FH Aachen
• First implementation of a complete freshman year under the provisional management of the AcIAS association (Aachen Institute of Applied Sciences eV) with 30 participants from the People's Republic of China.
• Collapse in the number of participants after the establishment of the academic test center at the German embassy in Beijing and the occurrence of the SARS disease
• Introduction as a model project by the Ministry of Education in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
• Recognition as APS special procedure, 60 participants, 44 of whom are Chinese
• Entrance examination in the home countries by the FH Aachen
• Accommodation of the participants on the campus in Linnich
• Foundation of the Freshman Institute as the central scientific institution of the FH Aachen
• Director: Hermann Josef Buchkremer
• 130 participants, mainly from the People's Republic of China, Azerbaijan, Turkey
• 190 participants mainly from the People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Iran
University of Duisburg-Essen and FH Südwestfalen become consortium partners
• 240 participants
• 45 participants will be accommodated at the Geilenkirchen, Loherhof location and will be taught economics for the first time
Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences joins the consortium
• First award of 40 state scholarships
• The Geilenkirchen location will be added with an expanded range of courses in business, humanities and medicine
Forschungszentrum Jülich is offering internships for freshmen for the first time
• 285 participants
• The Bedburg-Hau site opens with 85 participants
• Final abandonment of the Linnich site
• Construction of a new student residence in Geilenkirchen
• For the 2014 winter semester, 40 participants will be temporarily accommodated and taught in Aachen due to a lack of space.
• 500 participants from 30 nations are enrolled in the Freshman program for the 2015 winter semester
• Freshman applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia can apply for a visa directly at the responsible consulates without the APS procedure, as long as they continue studying at universities in North Rhine-Westphalia after the Freshman year.
• Opening of a college in Kenitra, Morocco
• New director on September 1st, 2018: Josef Hodapp
• Abandonment of the Bedburg-Hau location
• The Freshman Institute of the FH Aachen also offers the courses in rail vehicle technology and ophthalmic optics and optometry with guaranteed study places.

Scholarship program

The FH Aachen has been awarding scholarships since the winter semester 2009/10. These should make it easier for high-performing students to study quickly and in a concentrated manner. The monthly financial grant, which runs for one year, from the scholarship program is intended to contribute to this goal. Another focus is on the early networking of students with the regional economy. Half of a scholarship is provided by private sponsors and half by the federal program "Deutschlandstipendien".

The scholarships are merit scholarships and are awarded to students whose previous career suggests particularly good academic achievements. In addition to the previous academic achievements, non-professional engagement and information on personal and family background are included in the assessment with a 20% weighting and must be proven if the decision is positive. The awarding of the scholarships also depends on the wishes of the private sponsors with regard to the subject area, course / specialization and number of semesters.

The formal requirement for the award of the scholarship is enrollment at the FH Aachen as a regular student. In addition, people who are about to start studying at the FH Aachen can apply. H. want to start studying at the FH Aachen in the winter semester but are not yet enrolled. Applicants should be within the standard period of study at the time the scholarship is awarded and should be enrolled for at least two semesters.

Number of sponsors and grants

Scholarship year Number of sponsors Number of grants awarded
2011/2012 24 56
2012/2013 36 63
2013/2014 40 70
2014/2015 43 74
2015/2016 43 84
2016/2017 44 88
2017/2018 40 81
2018/2019 50 98

HAWtech network

The FH Aachen founded the HAWtech network, the University Alliance for Applied Sciences, together with the HTW Berlin , the HS Darmstadt , the Esslingen University , the Dresden University of Technology and Economics and the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Since it was founded in 2009, HAWtech has been committed to close cooperation in the areas of teaching, research, technology transfer , further education and university management. A total of around 61,000 students are enrolled at the HAWtech universities. The merger of these German universities of applied sciences aims to further expand existing strengths, to jointly open up new fields and to achieve national and international visibility. Among other things, the MINT area (mathematics, computer science, natural science and technology) is to be promoted in the alliance . Marcus Baumann, Rector of the FH Aachen, has been the spokesman for HAWtech since October 2015 and will therefore hold this office for the next two years.

Family-friendly university

Audit work and family

In 2013, the FH Aachen was re-audited as a family-friendly university (“audit family-friendly university”).


The Equal Opportunities Office at the FH Aachen strives to ensure equality between women and men at the university. It is also about the compatibility of work and family responsibilities for university employees and students. For example, measures are being taken for more female students in the MINT subjects or support offers for students with children are being expanded. But women in management positions and in the academic field of the university may also work. a. promoted through further training and qualification measures.

Well-known teachers

Well-known graduates

The following personalities studied at the FH Aachen:

Rectors and Chancellors



  • 1973–2000: Peter Michael Reusch
  • 2000–2012: Reiner Smeetz
  • since 2012: Volker Stempel

Web links

Individual evidence

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