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International Students Office (IStO)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Adenauerring 2
76131 Karlsruhe

Campus South
Bldg.: 50.20, Room 106

Phone +49 721 608-44911
Fax +49 721 608-44907
Contact Form

Opening hours Secretary
Mo.-Fr. 9 am-12 am
Closed on Tuesday

Please also note the office hours of our individual employees.

Application hotline since June 15th: Mo - Fr 10 am - 12 am Phone: +49 721 608-44925

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Welcome to the International Students Office of KIT!

Are you an international applicant interested in degree-seeking studies, PhD, internship, Erasmus or overseas exchange at KIT?

Here you will find information and services regarding study and funding opportunities, preparation, application and realization of a stay at KIT, and about student life in Germany and Karlsruhe.


Applications summer term 2018

You can apply now for the summer term 2018 here.

Tuition fees for international students begin winter term 2017/18

International students need to pay tuition fees. Please read more about it in the section about tuition fees.

Information for Refugees

You are welcome to attend open office hours: Thursdays 14:00 – 16:00 Adenauering 2, Room 005, 76131 Karlsruhe

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Applying, Enrolling & Studying at KIT


There are many good reasons why you should decide to study at KIT. We have compiled some of the most important reasons in an easy-to-read format.

The ten most important reasons

In order to make the application process as easy as possible for you, you can apply online.

KIT application portals

Enrollment for the winter semester 2017/18 will take place at the International Students Office from September 25th until October 6th, 2017 from 8.30 am - 11 am. Further information will be sent to you with your admission letter.


Latest News

Information day
Information day for international students at KIT

On October 12th, we held our welcome and information event for new international students at KIT. You can download the presentation files here.

Here´s the video form the event.

UNC student poster competition
Energy summit in the USA: success for KIT student

Benjamin Hauck is studying at the KIT and currently in exchange at UNC Charlotte in North Carolina, USA. At the Energy Summit at Appalachian State University, his poster was voted among the best. The Appalachian Magazine has portrayed him.

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Tuition fees for international students from winter semester 2017/18 onwards

From the winter semester 2017/2018 onwards, tuition fees of 1,500 euros per semester for international students are to be introduced at the universities in Baden-Württemberg.

International students with EU citizenship are able to study without paying fees

For further information please visit our corresponding page and the Ministry's website.

Erasmus 30
My Erasmus - Photo competition for the 30 years of the program

The International Students Office of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) invites all present and former KIT Erasmus incoming students to submit impressive photos showing various facets of their stays in Karlsruhe. The photos are to present people, places, and atmospheres encountered during the exchange in the fan city. The pictures will be awarded Interrail tickets and presented in large formats on the Open Day of KIT (June 24, 2017) after a online selection on the INTL facebook page.

The deadline for submission is May 31, 2017.

Further information

Information for Refugees on Youtube
Information for Refugees About Studying at KIT Education at KIT is aiming at scientifically training young people in research oriented fields and acquiring interdisciplinary competences. A special program is addressing refugee students.

On Youtube you can find videos in Arabic introducing the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and its auditing program and giving other useful information about studying at KIT and its offered study programs.

Youtube Channel
STUBE - The Students Program for students from Africa, Asia and Latin America in Baden-Württemberg! The development-oriented education programm STUBE offers seminars, workshops and other activities related to development issues as well as the opportunity to become involved, to get to know people from all over the world, to have fun while learning and to exchange ideas and experiences.

Find more information about current offerings under the following links:
Current events
Funding for refugees

The federal programme "University Guarantee Funds" offers consultancy for immigrants who want to continue their academic career in Germany. They offer assistance in the choise of studies or application and admission procedures. Refugees, late repatriates and jewish immigrants, who are under the age of 30, also have the chance of financial funding in order to support their studies.

About the programme

Flyer: German, English, Arabic
Deutsch-Chilenisches Masterprogramm
Deutsch-chilenisches Masterprogramm Regionalwissenschaft/ Raumplanung

KIT offers a German-Chilean Masters program in the field of regional sciences with a focus on natural risks and catastrophy prevention in cooperation with Universidad de Concepción (UdeC) in Concepción, Chile.
Application deadline is September 30 every year.
The IfR is looking for highly motivated applicants who have obtained their B.Sc. or B.A.
Applicants should speak German and Spanish because you will be studying two semesters in Karlsruhe and Concepción each.


The Bayer Foundation launches a new round of funding:

New in the Bayer Science & Education Foundation program this year is an additional special budget of 50,000 euros for students from African countries who are planning a project in Germany.

Deadline: 10. Juli


Neuregelung: Förderung von Ausländern in BMBF-finanzierten DAAD-Programmen

Es gibt eine Neuregelung in Bezug auf die Förderungsmöglichkeit von ausländischen Staatsangehörigen in BMBF-finanzierten DAAD-Programmen:

Gefördert werden können nun auch ausländischen Studenten, die in das deutsche Hochschulsystem integriert sind.

Diese Neuregelung gilt ab 2015.

Weitere Information

Survey of the City of Karlsruhe | Welcome Center


Dear International Students,

we are happy you chose Karlsruhe as a place to study! We hope you have an enjoyable time here even though exam period is approaching.

The City of Karlsruhe is currently in the process of developing a Welcome Center for foreign professionals in Karlsruhe and in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion. As we wish to provide the best possible service to our clients, we would like to understand the situation of international students, especially those planning a future career in Karlsruhe, better.
That is why we would like to ask you a small favour. Please complete this online survey − it should take no more than 10 minutes − and let us know your experiences.

We look forward to your responses!

German version

English version


Energy Technologies (ENTECH) is a generic master programme in the KIC InnoEnergy Master School.  It is a programme for engineering students wanting to create the energy technologies of the future.

Presentation of the ‚Ausländerbehörde‘

Here you find the presentation of the ‚Ausländerbehörde‘ (Foreign Registration Office) containing valuable information concerning your legal registration in Germany.