Bridge Courses

  Students in a lecture hall Copyright: Mario Irrmischer

Repeat school math one more time? Refresh French or Latin skills or start learning them? Polish up basic chemistry skills? Experience a lecture hall for the first time? Get to know nice fellow students? Discover Aachen and the university?  All of that is possible before your studies through our bridge courses. 


Student Guest Card for the Cafeteria

Aachen Student Services offers all bridge course students subsidized meals in the cafeteria at the student price from September 1 till they receive their BlueCard.



You will receive an inexpensive ticket for regional public transportation when you show your participation confirmation.  This is first distributed on the first day of bridge courses.  Unfortunately it is not possibly to send it to you prior to this date.


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Start in August

The bridge courses start in August and end shortly before lectures begin. You can freely determine which courses you would like to take. You can also register for two courses that overlap each other, and then later leave one early.

Present Bridge Courses for the Winter Semester

In the Bridge Course Brochure (de), you can find out everything you need to know about registration, material, and bridge course topics for the academic year.

Online Math Course Year-Round

Our online mathematics bridge course (OMB) is available to you for the whole year.

Online Physics Course Year-Round

Our online bridge course physics is available to you for the whole year.

Basic Course: University Studies – the Transition Made Easy

The Basic Course: University Studies offers orientation tips and tricks to new RWTH Aachen students in addition the the preparatory bridge courses.

Participation without Study Placement Acceptance

You can also participate in our bridge course even if you have not receive acceptance for a study placement in the NC process. Documentation of enrollment is not required.


Participation in the courses is voluntary and free of charge.

Dining Hall

You can eat in the Aachen Student Services dining halls for the student price during the bridge courses, if you show your participation confirmation.

Parking Permit

You can obtain a parking permit for the duration of the bridge course. The permit can obtained from the General Students' Committee, AStA for short. You can get more information about the parking permits either in your bridge course or directly from .


Overview of Bridge Courses


Online Mathematics Bridge Course (OMB+)

Computer Science

Mathematics Methods in Physics (for physics students)

Online Bridging Course Physics (for students of all faculties)

Special Thinking and Design with CAD