Frequently Asked Questions

You can apply for a study place in M.Sc. “Periodontology” in RWTHonline within the application period (Dezember 01 until July 15).
Please note that the application for a study place and the enrollment at the university are two different procedures.
Once we receive your complete documents, they will be assessed by the scientific director of the course. If you are meeting the admission requirements, you can be enrolled at the university. By enrolling you get a study placement at RWTH Aachen, that is you become a member of the university.
Your enrollment process needs to be completed in RWTHonline, a list of needed documents can be found in RWTHonline after your admission.

For your application, you need the following documents:

  • University degree certificate and Transcript of records
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Confirmation of a minimum of two years working experience as a dentist (please merge all your references in one pdf file)
  • Confirmation of sufficient command of English language (level B2)

All documents should be translated into English or German

For Master’s courses of study mainly in English, adequate knowledge of English must be proven by non-native speakers of English who have not acquired their higher education entrance qualification at an English-language institution. The following certificates are recognized:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) „Internet-based“ test (IBT) with a result of at least 90 points,
  • IELTS test with a result of at least 5.5,
  • Cambridge Test – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE),
  • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a grade of at least B,
  • A certificate of English language skills at level B2 of the „Common European Framework of Reference of Languages“. Such evidence is provided, for example, by a German Abitur certificate, showing that English has been consistently taken as a subject and passed with the grade of “sufficient” up to the end of qualification level 1 (grade 11 for the G8 Abitur, otherwise grade 12).
  • Placement test at the RWTH Language Center at the B2 level (MK 7).

Our program requires a minimum of 24 months‘ work experience by the time of enrollment. The proof of work experience has to include the following information:

  • The employer’s address and stamp
  • Job title
  • Short task description
  • Date of joining and, if applicable, resignation date (duration)
  • Your proof of work experience must be signed by a superior or HR!

Please note that every work experience is examined individually and enrollment with the condition of submission of a certain amount of work experience is possible.

A transcript of records is a listing of your academic qualifications, including a list of all lectures, seminars, courses etc. you attended (listed for each semester) with credits earned and grades. The transcript of records is issued by your university and graduates receive it normally together with their degree certificate.

There are no limits to the design of the motivation letter. The important thing is that it is clear why you want to study with us, what advantages this will bring you and what drives you.

The study programme is aimed at graduates of dentistry who have been licensed to practise in Germany or who have a comparable foreign qualification.

Start of application phase: December
Application deadline: 15th of July
Early bird discount: 30th of April
Scholarship application: 30th of April
Transfer of tuition fees: contractually agreed on an individual basis
Semester fee: can be viewed via RWTHonline

Please always note the current information on our website. We reserve the right to make changes.

The tuition fees for the M.Sc. in “Periodontology” amount to 23,550 EUR for three semesters. The fees need to be paid in 3 instalments à 7,850 EUR at the beginning of each semester. Scholarships or other discounts will be considered individually if required.
Additionally the RWTH semester fee needs to be paid at the beginning of each semester to RWTH Aachen university. Deadlines and all further information can be found in RWTHonline.

The RWTH semester fee amounts to approx. EUR 300 and is unrelated to RWTH International Academy’s fees.
Students enrolled at RWTH Aachen must (re-)register before the start of every semester, by paying the semester fee. The Registrar’s Office sends a reminder email at the beginning of the re-registration period and one week before the deadline with all the necessary information. Information about the amount of the student body and social contribution fee, banking details, etc. can be found in RWTHonline when the re-registration period begins.
Amongst others, the semester fee at RWTH Aachen University includes the semester ticket for public transport within the whole state of North Rhine-Westphalia, part of Belgium and part of the Netherlands.

RTWH International Academy offers scholarships of different amounts for different target groups. You can apply for these until 30th of April. We have also compiled an overview of various external scholarship partners. Please note the current information in the scholarship overview.

The enrollment will be finalised by the Student Secretariat or the International Office of RWTH Aachen University. For enrollment, you must accept the study place online at RWTHonline and present the following documents online:

  • Certified copy of the degree certificate of the first degree programme
  • Certified copy of the university entrance qualification
  • Language certificate(s)
  • Exmatriculation certificate from the last German higher education institution attended, stating the semesters spent at the subject, higher education institution and on leave of absence
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Copy of passport

A list of the documents to be submitted for enrollment can be found in RWTHonline after admission.
In addition, you must transfer the RWTH semester fee.

A detailed instruction for enrollment can be found here.

There are two attendance phases per semester in Aachen, during which the practical content of the course is also taught at the dental clinic of the University Hospital. The third semester is reserved for the Master’s thesis, here there are no attendance days.
The attendance phases take place on weekdays as well as on Saturdays.

The periods indicated are subject to change; we will announce the exact semester dates in good time so that you can plan your journey and accommodation in good time.

If you are looking accommodation you can check our housing offerings here.

Between the attendance phases, the online courses take place during the week – mostly on Wednesday evening. The exact dates will be announced in good time, subject to change. The online courses will be recorded and made available as a time-delayed stream.

A workload of 125 hours is calculated per module, which corresponds to 5 ECTS. The 125 hours are divided into “contact time” (this includes the online seminars and the attendance times) and “self-study time” (literature, assignments, etc. provided by lecturers as well as preparation and follow-up of the lectures/seminars). The Master’s thesis accounts for 20 ECTS and takes 6 months to complete. In the module handbook you can see the ECTS number and the workload for each individual module.

The degree alone does not give you the German licence to practise dentistry. For this, a recognition process by the Federal Dental Association is necessary, in which not only your degree is examined, but also a specialist knowledge test and a language test (German level B2) are carried out. This process has no connection to our Master’s program.

In some countries, periodontics experts can bill for services differently and thus increase their income. However, you must clarify for yourself whether this applies to the country in which you practice.

Many countries also allow the title and expert status to be used for advertising.