International Affairs


The next step after receiving your admission letter is to finish the enrolment in order to officially become a student at KIT. There is no specific deadline for the enrolment and you can upload the documents before or after your arrival to Karlsruhe. However we advise students to finish their enrolment as soon as they acquire the required documents in order to activate their KIT-Account before the start of the lectures.    
As a result of the latest recommendations by the Robert Koch Institute and the special regulations at KIT, you are not able to appear in person in the international students office. For this reason, we enable you to enroll online without having to hand in your documents personally. To finish your enrollment you will need to upload all the required documents in our online platform (Mobility Online). 
After Enrollment. (KIT Acount Daten, KIT Karte). 

Dates and Deadlines

Required Documents

Enrollment Form

You can download the form here. After filling in and signing the form you should upload it to our Mobility Online portal.

Passport and Visa 

You only need to upload a scanned copy of your Passport showing your Name, passport number, expiry date etc. 
Only in case you need a visa to enter Germany: you also need to upload a copy of the visa with entry stamp or residence title (eAT) and the supplementary sheet

Proof of Enrollment at home university

Current enrolment certificate of home university, which states that you will remain enrolled at your home university during your exchange period at KIT. (Download from MobOn?)

Proof of payment of the semester contribution

You will receive the payment details in an info letter, along with your admission letter. As you can only pay via bank transfer, you can either transfer the money from your home country (but high bank charges might apply) or after opening a German bank account. Please make sure to keep a proof of payment for your enrollment. It is very important that the ID for transfer is used and appears on the payment proof that you need for the en-rollment! Without the transfer ID we cannot locate your payment and you might have to pay again. (Fees?)

Proof of Health Insurance

It is mandatory to have health insurance coverage to enroll and study at a German university. This means that you will have to provide a certificate of health insurance or a health insurance waiver in order to enroll at KIT. We recommend checking with your health insurance in your home country whether you have coverage in Germany for the duration of your studies at KIT.

  • If you are insured by a statutory health insurance provider, we need a document consisting of three pages: Health insurance certificate and two registration forms. 
  • If you have a private insurance, we need an exemption certificate issued by a statutory health insurance provider. 

You can find further information on health insurance in Germany on the following page.


Gelsomina Di Laurenzio

Coordination Incoming Overseas Students (Exchange, DAAD-Scholarship Programs, Free Mover)

Office Hours: By appointment  

Room: 001, Building 50.20, CS

Tel.: +49 721 608-44919

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