First-Year Students


First-Year Students,

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics at RWTH Aachen University!

We are so glad you have chosen RWTH Aachen and that we can welcome you as mathematics students. We wish you all the best and much success as you start your studies.

We have put together an arry of information about mathematics studies on our webpages. Read through this information and don't be shy about contacting your listed contact person if you have questions.

We would like to highlight a few important topics and further information below.

Bridge Course

You can find information on the mathematics bridge course here.


Orientation Week

An orientation week is held at the beginning of the winter semester for first-year students in the Bachelor courses of study. It is primarily organized by the student representative councils and begins with the orientation events. More information is available here.

Within the orientation week special information events for first-year students will take place:

Informations for first-year-students of Mathematics Bachelor

Informations for first-year-students of the Teacher Training Program Mathematics Bachelor

Informations for first-year-students of Mathematics and Management Science Bachelor

You may find last years presentations for Mathematics Bachelor an for Teacher Training Program Mathematics Bachelor here.

Due to the current situation and the required health and safety measures the winter semester 2020/21 will be held largely digitally. Nonetheless, we like to support your arrival and start at your new university as much as possible and have therefore compiled a comprehensive onboarding process for you.

You can find all information regarding your onboarding in the Moodle room “Erstsemester Mathematik”. You should have been added automatically. If that is not the case, please contact the mentoring team ().


Contact Partners

The Department of Mathematics has specified contact partners for individual areas and questions. You can find an overview of them here.

You can find additional contact partners on the page Contact from A-Z.

Mentoring Program

The mentoring program in the Department of Mathematics has existed since summer semester 2007. The primary goal of the mentoring program is to offer new students better and more intensive mentoring. The mentor is the contact person for everyday and not so everyday problems having to do with studies. Difficulties and uncertainties should be quickly cleared up so that studies can continue without any problems. More information is available here.

Additional Information

The page Information for Students contains main other useful links.

Please also look at the RWTH Aachen's central pages.


Glossary of important words and phrases from everyday university life



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