Hi, Hello & Welcome

The Lotsenkreis Willkommenskultur Aachen welcomes you! This "clickable map" is our invitation to you to find the right support offers for a successful start in your new adopted home. With the help of this map and short descriptions of the various offers and contacts inside, you can easily access your new environment and the people who live here. We look forward to seeing you!

Integration through learning the German language

You have been issued a residence permit and, in according with Section 44 of the German Residence Act, you now have the right to a place in an integration course. One condition: you are residing permanently on federal territory. We´ll be happy to give you further information and advice in a personal meeting. Please get in contact with us. 

Integration
+49 241 5198 3393
auslaenderamt@staedteregion-aachen.de

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German courses for integration

In according with Section 44 of the German Residence Act, adult foreigners residing permanently on federal territory have a right to a place in an integration course once they have been issued with a residence permit. We´ll happy to provide you with further information and advice in a personal meeting. Please get in contact with us. 

Integration
+49 241 5198 3393
auslaenderamt@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Study applications

If you don´t know whether your residence permit allows you to study, just ask us. We´ll be happy to advise you. 

Frau Petra Krey
+49 241 5198 3367
info.auslaendische.studenten@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Initial Information and Advice

The Städteregion Aachen´s Information Office is the first point of contact for all newcomers and provides qualified advice in all aspects of residence law. The issue of electronic residence permits (credit card format) is also managed centrally via the Information Office. 

Infostelle
+49 241 5198 5600
auslaenderamt@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Questions about work permits

Your employer has asked you about your work permit and you need help in matters of immigration law regarding the topic of residence and work permits. Just ask us. We´ll happy to advise you. 

Frau Petra Krey
+49 241 5198 3367
info.auslaendische.studenten@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Families of students at RWTH Aachen

The branch office of the Städteregion Aachen´s "Ausländeramt" at RWTH Aachen offers a special support service in all aspects of residence law. This service is also available to the family members of students at RWTH Aachen.

Frau Petra Krey
+49 241 5198 3367
info.auslaendische.studenten@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Work permit

If you want to accept a job offer and need information on the topic of residence and work permits, just ask us. We´ll be happy to advise you. 

Frau Petra Krey
+49 241 5198 3367
info.auslaendische.studenten@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Blue Card (European Union)

Non-EU citizens who are highly-skilled (academic) specialists can be granted a Blue Card (EU) on presentation of a specific job offer in compliance with Section 19a of the German Residence Act. 

Frau Petra Krey
+49 241 5198 3367
info.auslaendische.studenten@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Initial Information

The Städteregion Aachen´s Information Office is the first point of contact for all refugees and provides qualified advice on all aspects of residence law. 

Infostelle
+49 241 5198 5600
auslaenderamt@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Residence permit for university education

If you´re planning to begin studying at a German university, you´ll need a residence permit for your studies in compliance with Section 16 of German Residence Act. We´ll be happy to advise you on the relevant legal issues.

Frau Petra Krey
+49 241 5198 3367
info.auslaendische.studenten@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Resicende permit support for scientists

For (guest) scientists at RWTH Aachen, the Städteregion Aachen offers a special support service in all aspects of residence law, providing advice as well as issuing and renewing residence permit at its branch office at RWTH Aachen. 

Frau Petra Krey
+49 241 5198 3367
info.auslaendische.studenten@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Support service regarding residence law for scientists at the FH Aachen

For scientists at the FH Aachen, the Städteregion Aachen offers a special support service in all aspects of residence law through a contact person who advises you on all questions relating to legal issues regarding foreigners and who´s responsible for issuing and renewing your residence permit.

Frau Anne Odinius
+49 241 5198 3409
info.auslaendische.studenten@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Families of scientists at RWTH Aachen

The branch office of the Städteregion Aachen´s "Ausländeramt" at RWTH Aachen offers a special support service in all aspects of residence law. This service is also available to the family members of researchers and scientists at RWTH Aachen. 

Frau Petra Krey
+49 241 5198 3367
info.auslaendische.studenten@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Advice for migrant families on the German education system

The Kommunale Integrationszentrum advises and supports newly-arrived migrant families in their search for a suitable school for their children. In an advisory meeting, the families are provided with comprehensive information on the German school system. In addition, the educational background of the children is discussed so that, on the basis of the assessment, a suitable school can be found.

Kommunales Integrationszentrum Stadt Aachen

+49 241 432-56619
+49 241 432-56610
+49 241 432 56618

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Finished your studies - what now?

Did you know that, when you successfully complete your studies at a German university, you have the right to be issued a residence permit for up to 18 months for the purpose of looking for a job? Just ask us. We will be happy to advise you.

Frau Petra Krey
+49 241 5198 3367
info.auslaendische.studenten@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Residence permit for your studies

For students at RWTH Aachen, the Städteregion Aachen offers a special support service in all aspects of residence law, providing as well as issuing and renewing residence permits at its branch office at RWTH Aachen.

Frau Petra Krey
+49 241 5198 3367
info.auslaendische.studenten@staedteregion-aachen.de

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Networking at RWTH Aachen University

Upon request, RWTH Aachen University will provide the partners of the newly appointed professors with experienced staff (buddies) who will support the newly arriving families at the start in Aachen and make their arrival easier.

Welcome and Dual Career Service
Ms. Nicole Richter
+49 241 80 99121
nicole.richter@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

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Welcome Workshop

New professors at RWTH are welcomed by the rector and the chancellor of the RWTH Aachen University. The Rectorate provides information about the strategic focus of RWTH Aachen and future challenges faced by the University. The Vice-Rectors introduce relevant projects of different areas, for example Teaching, Staff Development and Research.

Once a year

Welcome and Dual Career Service
Ms.Nicole Richter
+49 241 80 99121
nicole.richter@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

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Networking at RWTH Aachen University

The Welcome Center for international researchers offers a wide range of events, including academic skills trainings, language courses as well as guided tours, field trips and other events that explore Aachen and the surrounding area. The team also organizes events that are especially geared towards accompanying partners and families.

Welcome Center for international researchers
+49 241 80 90679
welcome@rwth-aachen.de

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Welcome Center for International Researchers

Our welcome services are targeted towards professors, visiting researchers, postdocs, and doctoral candidates coming to RWTH Aachen from abroad. We offer advice and support during preparations for and throughout the stay and also help with all non-academic questions about the stay in Aachen. Special events for accompanying partners and families help them feel at home, too.

Mrs. Cathrin Urbanke
+49 241 80 95264
cathrin.urbanke@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

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Support for migrants experiencing discrimination and racism

The "Gleichbehandlungsbüro" (GBB) is the equality unit of the Pädagogisches Zentrum Aachen and functions as a complaints and counselling centre. Counselling can be provided in person or anonymously. The GBB also processes complaints of discrimination and provides advice and support to victims of right-wing and racist violence.

Contact:

Frau Teller

0241 406500

gbb@paez-aachen.de

 

Advice and support for migrants in matters of residence law

People with a migration history are given advice and support with regard to integration issues (e.g. job market / family, work), recognition of educational qualifications and available options for vocational and professional education and training.

Contact:

Frau Özmal

0241 4017778

mbe@paez-aachen.de

 

Advice, counselling and support for refugees

The Psychosocial Centre for Refugees (Psychosoziales Zentrum für Flüchtlinge - PSZ) is a nationwide counselling and therapy facility of the PÄZ and supports refugees in coping with their flight experiences and the particular life situations that have resulted from such experiences (counselling and therapy)

Contact:

Herr Souare

0241 51574752

psz.ac@paez-aachen.de

 

Placement of language and integration mediators for migrants

SprInt Aachen arranges native-speaker interpreters (language and integration mediators) for all institutions, organisations, administrative bodies, day-care centres, schools, hospitals, industry and commerce in Aachen – on a fee basis (self-payer).

Contact:

Frau Tchana

0241 4017779

ia@paez-aachen.de

 

Placement of language and integration mediators for migrants

SprInt Aachen arranges native-speaker interpreters (language and integration mediators) for all institutions, organisations, administrative bodies, day-care centres, schools, hospitals, industry and commerce in Aachen – on a fee basis (self-payer).

Contact:

Frau Tchana

0241 4017779

ia@paez-aachen.de

 

Support for migrants experiencing discrimination and racism

The "Gleichbehandlungsbüro" (GBB) is the equality unit of the Pädagogisches Zentrum Aachen and functions as a complaints and counselling centre. Counselling can be provided in person or anonymously. The GBB also processes complaints of discrimination and provides advice and support to victims of right-wing and racist violence.

Contact:

Frau Isabel Teller

0241 406500

gbb@paez-aachen.de

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Advice and support for migrants in matters of residence law

People with a migration history are given advice and support with regard to integration issues (e.g. job market / family, work), recognition of educational qualifications and available options for vocational and professional education and training.

 

Contact:

Frau Özmal

0241 4017778

mbe@paez-aachen.de

 

Placement of language and integration mediators for migrants

SprInt Aachen arranges native-speaker interpreters (language and integration mediators) for all institutions, organisations, administrative bodies, day-care centres, schools, hospitals, industry and commerce in Aachen – on a fee basis (self-payer).

Contact:

Frau Tchana

0241 4017779

ia@paez-aachen.de

 

Advice for migrant families on the German education system

The Kommunale Integrationszentrum advises and supports newly-arrived migrant families in their search for a suitable school for their children. In an advisory meeting, the families are provided with comprehensive information on the German school system. In addition, the educational background of the children is discussed so that, on the basis of the assessment, a suitable school can be found.

Kommunales Integrationszentrum Stadt Aachen

+49 241 432-56619
+49 241 432-56610
+49 241 432 56618

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Onboarding for newly appointed professors at RWTH Aachen University

The Welcome and Dual Career Service offers support and advice before and during the start of work
("100 days programme", checklist "Good start" etc.).

Welcome and Dual Career service
Ms. Nicole Richter
+49 241 80 99121
nicole.richter@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

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Information and consultation about student dorms

You find consultation and lots of informations about our student dorms and other flats for students in the city of Aachen.

people, who want to study in Aachen

Markus Reissen
+49 241 4700 123
mr@khg-aachen.de

KHG

 

Dual Career Service of RWTH Aachen University

The Dual Career service supports the spouses and partners of newly appointed professors looking for new employment in the Aachen region.

Welcome and Dual career Service
Ms. Nicole Richter
+49 241 80 99121
nicole.richter@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

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Advice for newly appointed professors at RWTH Aachen University

The Welcome and Dual Career Service advises newly appointed professors on non-subject topics such as housing, school, leisure, administration, etc. and thus actively supports their arrival in Aachen and at RWTH Aachen University.

online, by e-mail, telephone and personal by appointment

Welcome and Dual Career Service
Ms. Nicole Richter
+49 241 80 99121
nicole.richter@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

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The Equal Opportunities Office of RWTH Aachen University: Information and advice

The Equal Opportunities Office advises on the promotion of equality, work-life-balance, equal treatment and non-discrimination as well as the "family-friendly university" audit. Furthermore, the equal opportunities officers offer confidential advising services to employees and students of the University and organize events and trainings.

Equal Opportunities Office
+49 241 80 93576
gsb@rwth-aachen.de

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Information and Advice for RWTH Aachen Families

The Family Services Center belongs to the Equal Opportunities Office. The team significantly contribute to the development of individual and tailored care concepts, that help provide university members with a lasting balance between family, occupation, or studies. They organize events about equal opportunities and family, provide information and advice for (expecting) parents, offer support in the search for individual child care options, organize holiday free time and recreation for children of university members and provide information and advising on the the compatability of career, studies, research, and care.

Family Services Center
+49 241 80 93579
familienservice@rwth-aachen.de

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Support for migrants experiencing discrimination and racism

The "Gleichbehandlungsbüro" (GBB) is the equality unit of the Pädagogisches Zentrum Aachen and functions as a complaints and counselling centre. Counselling can be provided in person or anonymously. The GBB also processes complaints of discrimination and provides advice and support to victims of right-wing and racist violence.

persönliche oder anonyme Beratung

Isabel Teller
+49 241 401 7778
gbb@paez-aachen.de

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Program and Exchange Students at RWTH Aachen University: Information, Application, Admission

The Incoming Student Services provides information on exchange opportunities, programs, application and admission, as well as helpful tips on organizing your stay. The team also handles the admission and enrollment of program and exchange students at RWTH Aachen University.

Incoming Student Services
+49 241 80 90660
incomings@rwth-aachen.de

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International Students at RWTH Aachen University: Assistance upon arrival in Aachen

The Info Service Center helps you get off to a good start by providing essential information about life in Aachen and studying at RWTH Aachen, through a wide range of services, such as orientation days, the Welcome Week, a BeBuddy program, facebook page, special workshops in English tailored to new international students, FAQ page...

International Office Info Service Center
+49 241 80 90660
international@rwth-aachen.de

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International Student Organizations at RWTH Aachen University: Non-academic advise and meeting point

The international student organizations offer country evenings, assistance for apartment hunting, language courses, leisure activities, intercultural events, seminars, trainings and much more.

 

Humboldt Haus Coordinator
+49 241 80 99151
tamara.weber@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

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Newcomer Service Aachen

The Newcomer Service informs about the city of Aachen, gives tips and assistance on moving to a new location and provides information about family, leisure, work and career.

Stephan Schäfer
+49 241 432 7680
newcomerservice@mail.aachen.de

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Newcomer Fridays

The Newcomer Service regularly invites you to free events with a regional focus (guided tours, excursions and events) that actively support you becoming at home. Participants get to know Aachen and its surroundings, make new contacts, exchange ideas with other newcomers and learn insider tips about Aachen. English-speaking newcomers are very welcome.

Registration by e-mail to: newcomerservice@mail.aachen.de



Stephan Schäfer
+49 241 432 7667
newcomerservice@mail.aachen.de

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Initial educational counselling, practical integration into daily life, and coordination of language and integration courses

The initial educational counselling service provided by the municipality coordinates initial information and advice on practical everyday issues, advises on and assigns places in language courses and provides support in getting foreign educational qualifications recognised

Frau Karin Hildebrandt
+49 241 432 50412
karin.hildebrandt@mail.aachen.de

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Orientation for new RWTH Aachen University Staff

Tailored at their respective target group, different welcome portals provide information online for new researchers and new technical and administrative staff relevant for a successful start at RWTH Aachen University and in Aachen.

online information portals

RWTH Welcome Center

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Networking for international researchers at RWTH Aachen University

The Welcome Center for international researchers offers a wide range of events, including academic skills trainings, language courses as well as guided tours, field trips and other events that explore Aachen and the surrounding area. The team also organizes events that are especially geared towards accompanying partners and families.

Mrs. Cathrin Urbanke
+49 241 80 95264
cathrin.urbanke@zhv.rwth-aachen.de

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Interreligious walk through the city of Aachen

Interreligious life in Aachen

Visit and get to know religious centres in the city of Aachen

Have a look at our homepages in the internet or contact us!

KHG Aachen, Your partner in charge: Markus Reissen, Tel. 0241/4700-123, E-Mail: mr@khg-aachen.de

KHG

 

  • Stadt Aachen
  • Katholische Hochschulgemeinde
  • RWTH Aachen
  • FH Aachen
  • Aachen Newcomer Service
  • Gemeente Heerlen
  • Kommunales Integrationszentrum Aachen
  • StädteRegion Aachen
  • PÄZ

Europäische Sozialfonds und Ministerium für Arbeit, Integration und Soziales, Nordrhein Westfalen