Courses For Doctoral Students of the RWTH Doctoral Academy


The Language Center offers two types of courses for members of the RWTH Doctoral Academy (formerly known as CDS). RWTH Doctoral Academy members can register for all courses of our

A placement test is obligatory for courses in the Modern Languages Program where previous knowledge of a language is available. For courses in the Scientific English Program doctoral candidates must attain a B2.1 level, MK 5, or higher.


Organizational Information



  1. Doctoral candidates must first register with the Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS) in order to be eligible for a place in any of the courses at the Language Center.
  2. After registering, students will need a RWTH User ID ("TIM-Kennung") to enrol in a Language Center course. You can learn more about enrolment procedures in our Guide. Doctoral students who have neither a matriculation number nor a RWTH User ID should the CDS directly.
  3. Please note that simply applying for a course online is not a guarantee that you will obtain a place. Please check your user account after the end of the enrolment period to see if you have obtained a place.
  4. Courses in the Modern Languages Program and “Conference English” begin the second week of the semester. Courses in “Scientific Writing for Doctoral Candidates” may begin at different times.

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