I am Okay – Procrastination

The sad truth is that we all like to put off important tasks from time to time. Studying, cleaning windows, or doing “Steuererklärung” (tax return) anyway. However, not only such annoying tasks but surprisingly also things that should actually be fun for us. In professional circles, the phenomenon of putting off obligations is called procrastination. Procrastination can be more dangerous than many people realize, especially for student and their mental health.

As part of our “I am Okay” Video Project we show you how to deal with procrastination and when it might be dangerous in an interview with a psychologist of the RWTH.

I am Okay

Life can get hard from time to time. Most people have dealt with uncomfortable feelings of stress, loneliness, anger or sadness at one point in their life. The student life, although filled with ups, can also have its downs, like exam anxiety, procrastination, loneliness, etc. Being a foreign student brings its own challenges to the mix, and knowing where to find help is one of them. That is why we started “𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝗢𝗸𝗮𝘆”, a YouTube video series about mental health, where counsellors from RWTH share ways to combat procrastination, burnout or exam stress.

How to Avoid Scams

Scams happen quite often and can come in many different forms. Sadly in Aachen we are not exempt from this. In this video we will show you the scams that affect international students the most and teach you ways to identify them.

In case you need help, advice or if you have any doubts about the legitimacy of any company or person you can always contact the International Office, the ASTA, the AV or the police.

Courses of Study Series

Still unsure which course of study to persue at the RWTH? We’ve asked some students from different courses of study to share their personal experiences with us! From the best parts of the course to the worst parts, everything’s been covered. We hope this helps you decide whether you want to join us in studying at RWTH.

Computer Science

RWTH Students tell you about their experience studying Computer Science/Informatik.

Mechanical Engineering

RWTH Students tell you about their experience studying Mechanical Engineering (Maschinenbau).


RWTH Students tell you about their experience studying Physics (Physik).

Visa Video Series

When you have decided to study in Germany, one of the first steps is applying for a visa – if you are not an EU citizen. It might seem a bit daunting at first but in our Visa Video Series, we try to give you a better understanding about how to apply for a visa, how to get your residence permit and how to renew it.

In this video, we explained the topic “Proof of Finances”. This is the first step for applying for visa and there are different ways to proof your finances: Blocked Account, Declaration of Commitment, Parental Income and Scholarships.

Everyone in Germany requires a health insurance. In our second video, “German Health Insurance”, we explain Public and Private Health Insurance in Germany, their differences and how to apply for one.

Do you want to work alongside your studies? Sure, but there are some rules that need to be followed. In this video we answer the most frequently asked questions about working in Germany: How many days and hours are you allowed to work, in which situations do you need a work permit and when do you have to pay taxes.

This video includes usefull information concerning your residence permit.