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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


The ERASMUS Program is a education program created in 1987 by the European Union, with the main goal of cooperation between European universities, and the exchange of students, department and administrative staff within the European Member countries and other participating countries.
To date, more than 2 million students and nearly 200,000 teachers have utilized this program to go abroad. Since 2007, ERASMUS has been continued within the EU’s new education program, the Life Long Learning Program (LLP).
The following are eligible for mobility through the LLP-ERASMUS Program:

  • Study Abroad for Students (SMS)
  • Internships for Students (SMP)
  • Visiting lecturer (STA)
  • Mobility of Staff (STT)
  • Intensive Programs (IP)
  • Preparatory Visits (PV)

Students from non-EU countries can participate in the ERASMUS program, provided they are enrolled at a university in a EU member state and regularly attend all their studies there. Teachers and other employees must be employed at a university in a EU member state to participate in the program.


Dedicated ERASMUS funding

Persons with disabilities may receive a grant for additional costs. This applies to all lines of ERASMUS mobility (studies, work experience, mobility and mobility for teaching purposes in regards to education and training purposes, as well as in connection with travel and intensive preparatory programs).
For further information please contact Andrea Morlock-Scherm or Anika Menchen.

KIT meets all the requirements for successful participation in the ERASMUS program. This is supported by the ERASMUS University Charter, awarded by the European Commission. In addition, KIT has signed a ERASMUS University policy (European Policy Statement – EPS).