Welcome to KIT. New surroundings, new culture and a new language – those are a lot new impressions which you, as a new student at KIT, will have to handle.
In order to make your start as easy as possible, on the following pages we have brought together information about enrollment at KIT, necessary visits to local authorities, insurance, etc. Should you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Make a phone call or come over the International Students Office.
This is a short list of the most important things you should do on arrival to Karlsruhe:
- register at the City of Karlsruhe
- open a bank account
- register for a German health insurance or obtain a insurance waiver at a German health insurance
- pay the semester contribution (in case your have not done that from back home)
- enroll at KIT
- apply for a residence permit at the Foreigners' Registration Office in Karlsruhe (in case you need a residence permit)
You can find assistance with all the formalities during the orientation week. Otherwise, we will gladly assist you with all the formalities.
Please be aware that the exact schedule of what you have to do when you arrive at KIT depends on whether you are a exchange student or a regular students and whether you will participate in an orientation week or not.
Thus, you should read all information you receive with your admission letter carefully.