Free Testing (So-Called Citizens’ Tests) Stops October 11

September 24th, 2021 | by

The German Government has decided that from October 11, 2021 (the start of the lecture period) citizens’ tests will no longer be offered free of charge. Exceptions only apply to individuals who have medical reasons (contraindications) for not being vaccinated, who will not have to pay. RWTH is not planning on providing its own centralized testing service. Individuals who need a test certificate to access a course or event from this point on should find out about the testing offers and respective costs at an early stage.

You can find the latest information on test centers in Städteregion Aachen here: Testen in Aachen (de)

Please note the following special arrangement announced by the government: Free citizens’ tests will continue to be offered to students who have been vaccinated with a vaccine other than those listed by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (Sinovac, Sputnik V, etc.) through December 31, 2021. Please see: Proof of Vaccination (PEI)

Vaccination Offers

The University Medical Center continues to offer vaccinations against Covid-19 with mRNA vaccine Comirnaty® (BioNTech/Pfizer). For further information, please see: FAQ on Vaccination

In addition, the Städteregion Aachen mobile vaccination bus regularly stops at RWTH, offering vaccinations with all four vaccines licensed in the EU. The next stops at RWTH (at Templergraben, in front of the Main Building) are scheduled for September 24 and 30 (10:45 a.m. to 7p.m.). Further stops, including other locations in Städteregion Aachen, can be found at:

Please note: The Standing Committee on Vaccination (Stiko) has now also published recommendations for individuals vaccinated with a vaccine other than those listed by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (Sinovac, Sputnik V, etc.) at Proof of Vaccination (PEI). If this applies to you, you should explicitly state this in your medical consultation.

If you have any further questions about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to contact the University Medical Center at:

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