International Programmes 2019/2020

Supply Chain Management & Logistics Summer School Supply Chain Management & Logistics Summer School

RWTH Aachen University • Aachen

The application portal for our Summer Schools 2020 is closed. We will announce the dates and deadlines for our 2021 Summer Schools in October 2020.

Course location
Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
  • June 29 - July 10, 2020 (Registration deadline of course provider: April 01, 2020)
Target group

You are a BSc/BE student enrolled at a renowned university, have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying mechanical engineering.

The minimum age to participate is 18. Students should have completed the first year of their studies.


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Academic Content

Due to increasing competitive pressure, modern companies have to efficiently design the in-house and industry-wide planning and management of material, financial and information flows along the entire value creation chain. Students of this summer school will address the optimisation of these processes within the supply chain as well as strategy-oriented design of value added networks and chains, taking into consideration innovative supply chain management concepts. This mainly includes long-term planning, modelling and optimisation of cross-company material, goods and information flows. During the programme, students will become acquainted with methods that support companies in planning the right network structure, selecting suitable locations, design supply relations with suppliers and customers as well as between a company's own locations, capacities, production and storage facilities.

Academic Staff

The summer school is jointly conducted by the Institute for Industrial Management (FIR) at RWTH Aachen University and Maastricht School of Management (MSM). FIR‘s research areas are service management, information management, production management and business transformation. MSM is the most international university in the Netherlands, and it strives for better global management.

Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
  • June 29 - July 10, 2020 (Registration deadline of course provider: April 01, 2020), costs: EUR 1,990
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accommodation
  • Accompanying programme
Further information on dates and prices

The course fees amount to 1,990 EUR for the two-week summer school programme.

All-inclusive package:

  •  lectures
  •  accommodation
  •  excursions and social events
  •  catering
  •  public transportation ticket

Early Bird Discount: complete your application by 1 March to get a 10% discount on the total fees – in case of admission!

Teaching language
  • English
Language level of course
  • English: B2
Language requirements

An English language proficiency test is recommended.

Since the programme is taught in English, you need to have sufficient academic English language skills to be able to follow the course.

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Applications for the Summer School programmes are possible via our online application form on our website.

Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

Participants will stay at one of Aachen's hostels, where breakfast will be provided. The rooms accommodate two to four people.
The accommodation is centrally located in the heart of the city and is well served by the city's public transport system.
Students will receive a public transport ticket for the duration of the Summer School for convenient travel within the Aachen city region.


Breakfast and lunch on workdays are included.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

Social Events - Have Fun While Studying!
While following an intensive academic programme, participants will experience German culture first hand through an extensive leisure programme, e.g.:

  • Intercultural training
  • Visits to important sights in and around Aachen
  • Excursions to nearby cities such as Maastricht or Cologne
  • Sporting events
  • Barbecues, karaoke and other get-togethers

... and a lot more - enjoy your stay!

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

RWTH Aachen University

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With 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen University is one of Europe's leading institutions for science and research. Currently, around 45,000 students are enrolled in over 100 academic programmes. More than 10,000 of them are international students. The scientific education students receive at RWTH Aachen University is firmly rooted in real-world applications. Our graduates are highly sought after by businesses as trainees and for executive positions.

45,256 Students in the winter semester of 2018/2019
10,455 International students

University location

Aachen, Germany's westernmost city, is located on the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands. Its population is about 240,000. Aachen's historic centre around the distinctive cathedral (UNESCO world heritage site) is characterised by a student lifestyle. On the city's doorsteps, the hilly Eifel landscape with its rivers, lakes and forests offers a picturesque countryside for outdoor recreation.
Aachen benefits greatly from its central location: in the heart of Europe!

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