The language of instruction is English. All teaching, exercise and practical material are provided in English. Most students originating from EU/EFTA countries as well as students from English-speaking countries can assume that they have sufficient proficiency in English to register and participate in the Joint Masters programme. Other students need to submit English language test results as evidence of their proficiency. On a case-by-case basis, as determined by the respective student advisor, students whose first language is not English may be required to attend remedial English-language classes before or during the first study period.
Introductory German courses are offered at ETH Zurich (free of charge) and RWTH Aachen University (fee €80-€100). These courses are not compulsory, but can be an advantage to non-German speaking students planning to complete their Masters theses at either of these two universities