Guide for new students
After your application and enrollment have been completed, you will receive an RWTH single sign-on account with student status. With this account you can use various IT services of the RWTH.
The activation of the account is different for first-time enrollees and re-enrollees and takes 24 to 48 hours. After that the full range of the RWTH IT services can be used.
For first-time enrollees a personal @rwth-aachen.de email address in the format Firstname.Lastname@rwth-aachen.de will automatically be created after redeeming a ConnectMe coupon
As a re-enrollee, please use the mailbox that was created for you during your initial enrollment. If you no longer have a personal e-mail address, Selfservice will offer you the option of creating an address at a later date, provided that you have been activated as a student.
You can manage the login data of your personal mailbox on the selfservice page. Your mail account will be listed in the table of services as RWTH-E-Mail. Before logging into your mail account for the first time, please assign a password. To do this, check the small box to the left of the RWTH-E-Mail and click continue at the bottom.
In the username column to the right of the RWTH E-Mail you find the username you have to use to log in to your e-mail account. The user name of your e-mail account consists of your RWTH user name (ab123456) and the @rwth-aachen.de domain (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org).
This and further information about the use of the mail account can be found in our documentation for the RWTH e-mail service.