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Welcome to the International Students Office of KIT!

Are you interested in studying or doing an internship at KIT?

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

Please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to answer your questions.

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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 2015 will take place at the International Students Office from September 28th until October 6th, 2015 from 8.30 am - 11 am. Further information will be sent to you with your admission letter.



Latest News

STUBE Seminare 2015 STUBE - Das Studienbegleitprogramm für Studierende aus Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika in Baden-Württemberg! Du hast Lust, Dich (entwicklungs)politisch)weiterzubilden? Menschen aus der ganzen Welt kennen zu lernen? Lernen und dabei Spaß zu haben? Ideen zuteilen und Erfahrungen auszutauschen? Dich zu engagieren, mitzugestalten?
Dann bist Du richtig bei STUBE!
Verschiedene Seminare am: 6.-8. November, 20.-22. November, 11.-13. Dezember
Mehr Informationen über STUBE und den Veranstaltungen
ProRef - Programming course for refugees in Karlsruhe

Three researchers from the KIT are offering a basic course in the field of computer sciences and Java programming for refugees in Karlsruhe. Each lesson will consist of a concise lecture and a subsequent hands-on session, during which you will be guided to develop your first, very own small programs on the computers in the lab.

The first meeting is on

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 17:00 - 21:00 h in the computer labs of the economics faculty of the KIT university, on the south entry of building 11.40, Engesserstr. 14, 76131 Karlsruhe


Website ProRef
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 every year in July
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.
More Information
DAAD prize and scholarships for committed international students For the first time, the KIT awards the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) prize for foreign students together with the scholarships for foreign students that are actively contributing to our international society.
The DAAD prize is endowed with 1.000€ and is awarded once a year. In addition to the award, KIT will award 4 scholarships of 750€ each. The scholarships and the award are assigned to students who have an outstanding academic record and outstanding social or intercultural commitments.
Nominations until August 31st
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Two English MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by the KIT are starting on September 21st:

- Power Up: English for the Energy Transition: The overall course objective is to acquire a sound basis in the necessary vocabulary for communicating about topics concerning the energy transition. (Mehr)

- Idea Generation Methods: In this course, you will learn state-of-the-art methods for idea generation so that you can develop, drive and present your own self-chosen idea. (Mehr)

Mehr MOOCs des ZML

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


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
Emergency fund and scholarships for students from crisis areas

In January the Ministry of Science set up an emergency fund for students who are affected by the Syrian civil war. The Fund aims to enable students to bridge financing for acute financial emergencies.

Application form fund

In addition, from now on Syrian students can also apply for a scholarship program. The scholarships are intended to help the chosen students actively shape their future. INTL-Contact: Iris Jesske

More information

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.

Cienca sem fronteiras
Science without Borders for Brasilian Applicants at KIT

If you have been awarded a scholarship by Ciênca sem Fronteiras and want to study at KIT, your contact is Maren Daniell. KIT offers placements for a temporary stay to brasilian Masters and PhD students as well as Postdocs.