International Affairs

Before you leave

Your stay at KIT is unfortunately coming to an end. Soon you will return to your home university
Before we send you on your way, we want to give you some tips so that you won't encounter any unresolved issues, once you are back home.


De-registering („Exmatrikulation“) am KIT

Before you leave KIT, you should de-register. In order to do so, you should come by the International Students Office and pick up your “Antrag auf Exmatrikulation”. This request form has to be stamped by the library, the International Students Office and the Students Office (Studierendenservice).


Transcript of Records

In order to transfer the credits you have achieved at KIT to your home university, you should obtain a transcript of records. You should go and see your departmental coordinator or your department's “Prüfungsamt” for a final time and ask them how to obtain the transcript (the process differs from department to department). You should also give them your address in your home country, just in case.

Do not leave KIT without requesting your transcript of records, since you cannot request it from back home!

Please start this procedure at least 3 weeks before your leave!


Notifying your German health insurance provider

Two or three days before you leave Karlsruhe, you should inform your German health insurance provider (if you have taken out German health insurance) that you are leaving. 


Notifying the city of Karlsruhe

Before you leave Karlsruhe, you should notify the city of Karlsruhe of your departure. You can do this easily at the “Bürgerbüro” responsible for the district you live in. Detailed information about the services of Karlsruhe's public authorities can be obtained at 115, Karlsruhe's public authorities' hotline 115.


Memories of KIT

A KIT collection is available at the KIT-Webshop. This way you can buy something that will remind you of your good times at KIT.


Keep in touch

If you want to stay in touch with us even after your studies at KIT, you can become an alumni. Just log onto our Alumni Network and register. You will then receive regular KIT news and you can become a member in one of 18 Alumni Clubs worldwide (or found a new one in your home country). For more information, visit the alumni website (only in German).