Life in Aachen Germany and Top Universities in Aachen

Life in Aachen Germany and Top Universities in Aachen Student life in the city of Aachen is quite comfortable and when it comes to expenses, the city of Aachen is not an expensive city to live in for students. Another exclusive article about student life in the city of Aachen can give you the essence of student life in the city of Aachen.

Top 3 Universities in Aachen Germany
There are various universities in Aachen that provide high quality education to students from all over the world. Here are the top 3 universities located in the city of Aachen in Germany and these institutes also support DAAD scholarships:


#01 RWTH University of Technology

The university is known for its technological research in engineering and science. It attracts students because of its international partnerships with various research centers and universities. To maintain its quality work since its foundation, the university has been awarded the “University of Excellence” award. In addition, RWTH University has 9 faculties, 260 institutes and 9 collaborative research centres. And it has almost 44,000 students enrolled in various courses, which illustrates the students’ favoring of the university.

#02 The University of Applied Sciences FH

FH University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities in Aachen. It has 10 faculties offering education in various departments. However, the university is known for its quality education in engineering such as mechatronics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and electrical engineering.

#03 University of Music and Dance

It is one of Europe’s largest music institutions and a major performing arts school. In total, it has three campuses, and one of them is located in Aachen. The university offers Masters in Opera/Musical Theater in collaboration with Theater Aachen and Rheinische Opernakademie. In addition, it also offers degrees in instrumental and electronic composition, dance, voice and musical theatre, performance art, orchestral instruments and more.

Cost of living in Aachen Germany

Aachen is an affordable city if you know how to manage your expenses, but if you are poor you will of course find the city expensive. However, you can find plenty of cheap shops and restaurants in Aachen to keep your budget up. Students will find the city of Aachen much cheaper than Berlin.

A meal for one person at a budget restaurant usually costs around €8. But if you pay for a three-course meal and a beer for two, the price can rise to €50. However, beer alone costs only €3 for a 0.5 liter bottle. Coffee also costs the same everywhere in Germany at €2.50.


So, if you want to save money then you should consider making meals at home.

The prices of different food items are listed below (subject to taxes):

  • Milk expense less than 1€
  • Water expense less than 1€
  • Bread around 2€
  • Eggs less than 2€
  • Fruits and vegetables between 1-3€
  • Local beer less than 1€
  • Mid-range wine 6€

Transportation, Accommodation & Entertainment Cost in Aachen Germany

Transport costs City of Aachen: When it comes to transport, Aachen is not so expensive, because you can get a monthly transport card for €55, plus student discounts are also available.

Expenses at the City of Aachen gym: Besides transport costs, the gym membership will cost you around €25 per month if you are a fitness freak.

Cinema Expense Aachen City: In addition, if you want to have fun at the cinema, a cinema ticket will cost you 8€, which is not expensive if you don’t do it from time to time.

Cost of housing/accommodation City of Aachen: Prices for accommodation depend on location. A one-bedroom apartment in the city center costs €500, while the same apartment costs €400 on the outskirts.

But if you’re good at sharing your space with other people and want to save money, a three-room apartment costs €850 or €700 outside the city of Aachen. This price is perfect, because you also have to pay electricity, heating, water bills, etc., which cost almost €200.

Places to visit in Aachen, Germany

There are different things to see in Aachen such as:

  • City Hall
  • Grashaus – a late medieval house
  • Ponttor or Pont Hate – city gate
  • Centre Charlemagne Museum
  • Granus Tower
  • Suermondt-Ludwig Museum
  • Marschiertor (Marching Gate)
  • Pennsoldat
  • Elisengarten
  • Elisenbrunnen (It is a neoclassical hall covering fountains and is one of the famous sights.)
  • Charlemagne Cathedral (It has 10 chapels such as The Chapel of St. Nicholas and St. Michaelm, etc.)

Things to do in Aachen, Germany

When you are in Aachen then we recommend you not to miss doing the following things:

  • Thermal Baths
  • River Wrum cruising
  • Aachen Theater
  • Charlemagne Route
  • Eifel sight-seeing
  • Aachen Carnival
  • Le Souffleur exhibition
  • Marktplatz, during Christmas time
  • Ludwig Forum Für Internationale Kunst designed in the Bauhaus style (It is the museum of modern art)
  • Aachener Printen

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