Tuition Fee Substitution Funds

  Copyright: RWTH

Funds for the Substitution of Tuition Fees at RWTH Aachen University

The tuition fees introduced in the winter term 2006/07 will be substituted by federal funds from the winter term 2011/12. The State of NRW makes about 250 million Euros available for the universities.

Use of the funds at RWTH Aachen University

The fees, minus the payments for those students who cannot pay the tuition fees partly or fully (Ausfallfonds), are intended for the universities and shall be used exclusively for the improvement of teaching and study conditions. The conditions for the application of tuition fees were also adopted by the Senate in February 2006.
Detailed information can be found in the downloads section. Tuition Fees at RWTH Aachen University

The Board of Tuition Fees at the Faculty of Architecture

The Advisory Board for tuition fees is called Reiff+. This committee consists of four representatives of the student council and one representative each of professors, academic staff and non-academic staff. One of the four students shall preside as chair. The structure ensures the majority for the students.

Reiff+ meets once a month. The meeting is scheduled to take place on the first Thursday of each month at 9 AM.

Program of measures

Each year a program of measures shall be adopted according to which the funds from the tuition fees are used. The time period always begins on April 1st of each year and ends on March 31st of the following year.


Program of measures WS 11/12 PDF

Program of measures 2010/2011 PDF

Program of measures 2009/2010 PDF

Program of measures 2008/2009 PDF

Statement of accounts 2008/2009 PDF

Applications to Reiff+

Applications must be filed in written form via email to Ms. Siemons until the 15th of the previous month. They may only be filed in conjunction with a department or the student council. The application form is initially sent only on request from Mrs. Siemons via email (E-Mail:


*** Download ***