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General information on our degree programs

This page offers general information for all computer science students (Bachelor, Master). Detailed info on each individual program is published on the separate pages listed in the left sidebar. Rules and regulations which apply to all degree programs are listed below.

On short notice

Bachelor and Master Office: Office hours are cancelled from 17 to 27 February.

Late Registration

Please make sure that you are actually registered for all desired exams (using the function "Info on Registered Exams" on Basis) and make up for missed registrations as soon as possible. You have one last chance to register until January 15, 2020 in Basis. After that date, you will no longer be able to register!

The previous late registrations by paper form are no longer possible. If technical problems occur during registration, please write an email to [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.] immediately.

Master Introduction

There will be an introductory meeting at the beginning of April. Please have a look at the slides from last semester's meeting, to get a general impression of what to expect.

Master Registration

The second and final date for registration at this institute is 13 November 2019, from 11:30am to 12:30pm in front of our examination office. For registration, you have to bring along the following documents:

  • passport
  • final student id
  • this form (filled-in)
  • bachelors degree certificate PLUS COPY
  • TOEFL or IELTS result PLUS COPY (if TOEFL result was not sent directly to us by ETS)

Please note: registration is only possible if you bring along ALL necessary documents, which includes the final student id. Copies need to be made by yourself!

This is a mandatory registration which is separate from your enrollment at Studierendensekretariat. Without this registration, you will not be able to register for courses on Basis!

If you have not received your final student id yet, please visit Studierendensekretariat and have them print it for you. 

Studierende die ihren Bachelor an unserem Institut gemacht haben benötigen nur das Formular, ihren Masterstudierendenausweis und ihren Personalausweis.

Registration for Exams on Basis

There is a manual available explaining the registration process. 

If you have any questions concerning the registrations please do not hesitate to contact us via email: [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]. Please register early so there will be time to solve any problems which might occur with your registration.

Important announcements and deadlines

Starting on April 1, 2010, the following announcement dates and deadlines apply to all winter and summer semesters: 

Summer term Winter term

Registration for seminars, labs, project groups (Information for Erasmus students)

April 10 to 30 October 10 to 31

Registration for lectures (Information for Erasmus students)

June 1 to 21 December 1 to 21

Announcement of examination dates for compulsory modules in bachelor program

until April 30 until October 31

Announcement of examination dates for Master program and for optional modules in bachelor program

until June 15

until December 15

Important information for planning your studies and examinations

  • Successful completion of accompanying exercises for a lecture ("Übungserfolg") is carried forward automatically. This means that if you fail or deregister from an exam, you can retake the exam in a later semester without having to complete the exercise again.
  • In accordance with the examination rules, deregistration from seminars, labs and project groups is not possible.
  • Deregistration from lectures of both Bachelor and Master program is to be carried out via BASIS. For all students, deregistration needs to be carried out until one week before the examination date of the first attempt.
  • Courses offered at b-it by faculty or co-opted members of the institute of CS are acknowledged if they are listed in our module handbook. Courses offered by other docents at b-it are acknowledged if an official certificate of RWTH Aachen is presented. This does not apply to courses listed in Life Science Informatics.

New regulation for sick notes

Please be aware that the examination office will not accept yellow "Arbeitsunfähigkeitsbescheinigungen" which are handed out by default by most physicians. You are required to have your doctor fill in a special form, which you have to download and print from our website.

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