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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

Currently only available via email or phone

Please also note the office hours of our individual employees

Information regarding your graduation grant application

What Is the Graduation Grant?

The International Students Office (IStO) offers financial aid for graduation from two funding pools:
STIBET I Program of the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) and Internationalization Funds Program of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK)
The Graduation Grant is a one-time financial support for a limited time in order to prevent a student from dropping out of his/her current study program due to unforeseeable and temporary financial difficulties.
Temporary and guest students are not eligible to apply for this financial aid.

Current situation July 17, 2020

Due to the corona crisis, we decided to change the deadline for applications. This allows us to react more flexibly to the needs of students in a financial crisis. The deadline expires on the first day of each month until November 1, 2020. Afterwards, the application deadlines will end every six months parallel to the start of the summer and winter terms.


Eligibility Criteria for Receiving DAAD and MWK Graduation Grants

International students who are enrolled at KIT and have registered or are about to register for their graduation thesis are eligible to apply for this financial aid. It must be proven that support from other sources is not available.

The following criteria must be met:

  • The student has performed well in his/her studies (at least 2.5),
  • the student must be in unforeseen, temporary financial distress through no fault of his/her own,
  • the student must be in the last stage of his/her studies. 

The financial aid can be granted only once per student for up to 6 months at the maximum and will at least amount to 250€ per month.

More information & Application (first save the form, then open and complete)