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Academic Life and Extracurricular Activities

International University City

Aachen is home to four universities and colleges:

  • RWTH Aachen (University of Excellence)
  • Aachen University of Applied Sciences
  • Catholic University of Applied Science of North Rhine Westphalia
  • Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Aachen campus

The city of Aachen gets its young, appealing university feel from its more than 40,000 university students. Since its inception, the Hochschule für Musik has had close partnerships with the other higher education institutions in Aachen. These partnerships afford music students numerous opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary courses and performances.
Shaped by its roots in the Rhine and Meuse rivers, Aachen is also an international city with numerous opportunities for shopping in other countries, many recreational opportunities, and a unique bar scene in the near vicinity of the Aachen Cathedral and marketplace. Keep in mind the other highlights Aachen has to offer – CHIO Aachen, the International Charlemagne Prize, Carnival, the Alemannia football club and the new “Tivoli” stadium.