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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
 

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Welcome to the International Students Office of KIT!

Are you an international applicant interested in degree-seeking studies, PhD, internship, Erasmus or overseas exchange at KIT?

Here you will find information and services regarding study and funding opportunities, preparation, application and realization of a stay at KIT, and about student life in Germany and Karlsruhe.


News

Easter holiday

Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd 2018 are public holidays. The International Students Office is closed on these days.


Erasmus incoming office hours

Thursday, March 29th the office hours for erasmus incoming students are not going to take place. The Erasmus office will be closed and we will be able to receive you again starting from Wednesday, April 04th with our usual office hours.


Enrollment

From April 3rd until April 11th, each weekday from 08:30 to 11 am, we are opening the Welcome Desk in room 005 in building 50.20. Come visit us for enrollment!
There will also be an English information day for all new KIT students in April - further information will be sent via email soon.


Tuition fees for international students begin winter term 2017/18

International students need to pay tuition fees. Please read more about it in the section about tuition fees.


Information for Refugees

You are welcome to attend open office hours: Thursdays 14:00 – 16:00 Adenauering 2, Room 005, 76131 Karlsruhe


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Applying, Enrolling & Studying at KIT

 
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Informationstag für internationale Studierende am KIT

Am 12. April 2018 fand im Festsaal im Studentenhaus unsere Informationsveranstaltung für alle regulär eingeschriebenen internationalen Studierenden am KIT statt. Hier können Sie sich die gehaltenen Präsentationen noch einmal anschauen.

Studium
Studies

There are many good reasons why you should decide to study at KIT. We have compiled some of the most important reasons in an easy-to-read format.

The ten most important reasons
Application
Application

In order to make the application process as easy as possible for you, you can apply online.

KIT application portals
 
Enrollment
Enrollment

Enrollment for the summer semester 2018 will take place at the International Students Office from April 3rd until April 11th 2018, weekdays from 8.30 am - 11 am. Further information in your admission letter.

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Latest News

Information day
Information day for international students at KIT

On April 12th, 2018, we will hold our welcome and information event for new international students at KIT.

Here´s the video from last year´s event.

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Energy summit in the USA: success for KIT student

Benjamin Hauck is studying at the KIT and currently in exchange at UNC Charlotte in North Carolina, USA. At the Energy Summit at Appalachian State University, his poster was voted among the best. The Appalachian Magazine has portrayed him.

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Tuition fees for international students from winter semester 2017/18 onwards

From the winter semester 2017/2018 onwards, tuition fees of 1,500 euros per semester for international students are to be introduced at the universities in Baden-Württemberg.

International students with EU citizenship are able to study without paying fees

For further information please visit our corresponding page and the Ministry's website.

 
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My Erasmus - Photo competition for the 30 years of the program

The International Students Office of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) invites all present and former KIT Erasmus incoming students to submit impressive photos showing various facets of their stays in Karlsruhe. The photos are to present people, places, and atmospheres encountered during the exchange in the fan city. The pictures will be awarded Interrail tickets and presented in large formats on the Open Day of KIT (June 24, 2017) after a online selection on the INTL facebook page.

The deadline for submission is May 31, 2017.

Further information

Information for Refugees on Youtube
Information for Refugees About Studying at KIT Education at KIT is aiming at scientifically training young people in research oriented fields and acquiring interdisciplinary competences. A special program is addressing refugee students.

On Youtube you can find videos in Arabic introducing the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and its auditing program and giving other useful information about studying at KIT and its offered study programs.

Youtube Channel
STUBEBW
STUBE - The Students Program

for students from Africa, Asia and Latin America in Baden-Württemberg! The development-oriented education programm STUBE offers seminars, workshops and other activities related to development issues as well as the opportunity to become involved, to get to know people from all over the world, to have fun while learning and to exchange ideas and experiences.

More information: Website

 
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Funding for refugees

The federal programme "University Guarantee Funds" offers consultancy for immigrants who want to continue their academic career in Germany. They offer assistance in the choise of studies or application and admission procedures. Refugees, late repatriates and jewish immigrants, who are under the age of 30, also have the chance of financial funding in order to support their studies.

About the programme

Flyer: German, English, Arabic
Deutsch-Chilenisches Masterprogramm
Deutsch-chilenisches Masterprogramm Regionalwissenschaft/ Raumplanung

KIT offers a German-Chilean Masters program in the field of regional sciences with a focus on natural risks and catastrophy prevention in cooperation with Universidad de Concepción (UdeC) in Concepción, Chile.
Application deadline is September 30 every year.
The IfR is looking for highly motivated applicants who have obtained their B.Sc. or B.A.
Applicants should speak German and Spanish because you will be studying two semesters in Karlsruhe and Concepción each.

Website
Bayer-Stiftung
Bayer-Stiftung

The Bayer Foundation launches a new round of funding:

New in the Bayer Science & Education Foundation program this year is an additional special budget of 50,000 euros for students from African countries who are planning a project in Germany.

Deadline: 10. Juli

 

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Neuregelung: Förderung von Ausländern in BMBF-finanzierten DAAD-Programmen

Es gibt eine Neuregelung in Bezug auf die Förderungsmöglichkeit von ausländischen Staatsangehörigen in BMBF-finanzierten DAAD-Programmen:

Gefördert werden können nun auch ausländischen Studenten, die in das deutsche Hochschulsystem integriert sind.

Diese Neuregelung gilt ab 2015.

Weitere Information

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Survey of the City of Karlsruhe | Welcome Center

 

Dear International Students,

we are happy you chose Karlsruhe as a place to study! We hope you have an enjoyable time here even though exam period is approaching.

The City of Karlsruhe is currently in the process of developing a Welcome Center for foreign professionals in Karlsruhe and in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion. As we wish to provide the best possible service to our clients, we would like to understand the situation of international students, especially those planning a future career in Karlsruhe, better.
That is why we would like to ask you a small favour. Please complete this online survey − it should take no more than 10 minutes − and let us know your experiences.

We look forward to your responses!

German version

English version

ENTECH
ENTECH

Energy Technologies (ENTECH) is a generic master programme in the KIC InnoEnergy Master School.  It is a programme for engineering students wanting to create the energy technologies of the future.

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Presentation of the ‚Ausländerbehörde‘

Here you find the presentation of the ‚Ausländerbehörde‘ (Foreign Registration Office) containing valuable information concerning your legal registration in Germany.

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