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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
Mail: studentLjs2∂intl kit edu

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 interested in studying or doing an internship at KIT?

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


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Applying, Enrolling & Studying at KIT


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

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

KIT application portals

Enrollment for the winter semester 2016/17 will take place at the International Students Office from September 21st until October 7th, 2016 from 8.30 am - 11 am. Further information will be sent to you with your admission letter.



Latest News

Information day
Information day for international students at KIT

On October 12, 2016, IStO organizes an information day for international students at KIT. During the day the most important institutions in and around KIT and Karlsruhe present themselves to the new students. We cordially welcome the new international students!


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
ProRef - Programming course for refugees in Karlsruhe

A team around researchers from the KIT are offering a basic course in the field of computer sciences and Java programming for refugees in Karlsruhe. Each lesson will consist of a concise lecture and a subsequent hands-on session, during which you will be guided to develop your first, very own small programs on the computers in the lab. After attending all six classes you will receive a certificate of participation.

Classes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The next beginner's course will start on

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 17:30 - 19:30, in the computer labs of the economics faculty of the KIT university, on the south entry of building 11.40, Englerstr. 14, 76131 Karlsruhe


Website ProRef
Förderprogramm Femtec.Careerbuilding Femtec bereitet leistungsstarke Studentinnen aus den Ingenieur- und Naturwissenschaften zielgerichtet auf den Berufseinstieg und die Übernahme von Führungsaufgaben vor. Durch ein einzigartiges Netzwerk von Partnern aus Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft werden im Careerbuilding-Programm schon während des Studiums wichtige Unternehmenskontakte ermöglicht. Die Teilnahme am Careerbuilding-Programm des Femtec.Network ist kostenfrei im Sinne eines Stipendiums. Die Bewerbungsphase für den neuen Kurs mit Start im September 2016 läuft vom 4. April bis zum 8. Mai 2016. Infoveranstaltung am Dienstag, 19. April 2016. Weitere Informationen
Landtagsstipendienprogramm für israelische und deutsche Studierende, Nachwuchswissenschaftler und Praktikanten der Landtag Baden-Württembergs stellt dem Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg im Gedenken an das Pogrom vom 9. November 1938 jährlich Mittel in Höhe von 50.000 € zur Förderung von deutschen und israelischen Studierenden, Nachwuchswissenschaftler/-innen und Praktikant/-innen zur Verfügung. Antragsberechtigt sind Studierende, Nachwuchswissenschaftler/-innen und Praktikant/-innen deutscher und israelischer Staatsangehörigkeit, die in 2016 im Rahmen von Hochschulpartnerschaften einen Aufenthalt in Baden-Württemberg und Israel planen. Ausschreibung
Scholarship program for a research stay for outstanding nanotechnology researchers from China

The Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg is awarding scholarships for the year 2016 (continuation is planned) for master's students, PhD students, Postdocs and professors from China with Chinese citizenship, preferably from Shanghai, for a research stay of two to six months, in justified cases to be extended up to 12 months, at a Baden-Württemberg university.

Further information (German language)
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.

Find more information about current offerings under the following links:
Current events
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 every year in July
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.
More Information
Karrieremesse Auswärtiges Amt
Karrieremesse Internationale Organisationen Am Samstag, den 23. Januar 2016, veranstaltet das Auswärtige Amt seine jährliche Karrieremesse „Berufstätigkeit in internationalen Organisationen und europäischen Institutionen“ in Berlin. Vertreter von über 40 internationalen Organisationen und europäischen Institutionen sowie Nachwuchsförderprogrammen beantworten auf der Messe Fragen zu Einstiegsmöglichkeiten und Karrierechancen. Studierende, Hochschulabsolventen und Berufstätige, die an einer internationalen Tätigkeit interessiert sind, können sich in persönlichen Gesprächen, an Messeständen, bei Präsentationen und durch Erfahrungsberichte über Berufsbilder und den Arbeitsalltag in internationalen Organisationen und europäischen Institutionen informieren. Link_more
Stipendienprogramm der Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. für ausländische Studierende

Die EUROPA-Stipendien richten sich an Studierende der Kultur-, Geistes- und Gesellschaftswissenschaften, den bildenden und darstellenden Künsten, der Architektur oder den Agrar- und Forstwissenschaften aus Europa (außer Deutschland), der Türkei und Israel unter 30 Jahren, die den Abschluss eines Studiums (außer Bachelor), eines Aufbaustudiums oder einer Promotion an einer Hochschule in Deutschland anstreben. Gefördert wird das letzte Jahr des Masterstudiums, des Aufbaustudiums oder der Promotion. Der Förderumfang beträgt bis zu € 900 monatlich für Studierende und bis zu € 1.100 monatlich für Doktoranden. Insgesamt werden 15 Stipendien im Zeitraum von 2016 - 2018 vergeben.

Bewerbungen um eine Abschlussförderung im Studienjahr 2016/2017 werden im Zeitraum vom 1. November 2015 bis zum 03. Januar 2016 angenommen.

DAAD prize and scholarships for committed international students For the first time, the KIT awards the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) prize for foreign students together with the scholarships for foreign students that are actively contributing to our international society.
The DAAD prize is endowed with 1.000€ and is awarded once a year. In addition to the award, KIT will award 4 scholarships of 750€ each. The scholarships and the award are assigned to students who have an outstanding academic record and outstanding social or intercultural commitments.
Nominations until August 31st
Mehr im Intranet

Two English MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by the KIT are starting on September 21st:

- Power Up: English for the Energy Transition: The overall course objective is to acquire a sound basis in the necessary vocabulary for communicating about topics concerning the energy transition. (Mehr)

- Idea Generation Methods: In this course, you will learn state-of-the-art methods for idea generation so that you can develop, drive and present your own self-chosen idea. (Mehr)

Mehr MOOCs des ZML

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


Emergency fund and scholarships for students from crisis areas

In January the Ministry of Science set up an emergency fund for students who are affected by the Syrian civil war. The Fund aims to enable students to bridge financing for acute financial emergencies.

Application form fund

In addition, from now on Syrian students can also apply for a scholarship program. The scholarships are intended to help the chosen students actively shape their future. INTL-Contact: Iris Jesske

More information

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

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


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.

Presentation of the ‚Ausländerbehörde‘

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