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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
 

Preparation and accommodation

Visa

For entering Germany and for your stay here you might need a visa for study purposes or a residence permit.
Please make an appointment with your local German embassy as soon as you know when you will receive the admission letter (which is usually 6-8 weeks after the deadline for applications).
Further information can be found in our Student Handbook, which you can download in the left navigation bar.

Health insurance

In order to be enrolled in and study at a German university, it is mandatory to have health insurance. This means: you need to submit a statement of health insurance to enroll at KIT.
We recommend talking to your insurance in your home country to learn whether you have an insurance policy for your stay in Germany or not.
If your health insurance does not cover your stay in Germany, you have the possibility to take out a German health insurance. In this case you should take out additional travel insurance for the first weeks in Germany until you have signed all the paperwork.
Further information can be found in our Student Handbook, which you can download in the left navigation bar.

Accommodation

Finding a suitable accommodation in Karlsruhe is not easy. You start searching as early as possible for a suitable place to stay. Especially at the start of the winter semester, there´s often a shortage. Most students of Karlsruhe either live in one of the many student residences or in a private shared apartment.
Further information can be found in our Student Handbook, which you can download in the left navigation bar.
Furthermore this site is helpful: http://www.intl.kit.edu/iforscher/6166.php.