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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


EU Students

Only students at a university in a EU member country or countries participating in the ERASMUS program can apply for the exchange. That does not mean that you necessarily have to be a EU citizen, but you must be enrolled at KIT and complete your entire degree here.

Enrolled Students

You need to be both enrolled as a student at KIT and as a student in a study abroad study program that leads to a state-approved degree.
For sucessfully attending studies abroad basic knowledges in the field of studies from the home university are mandatory. That is why bachelor students should have sucessfully finished the first four semesters of studying at KIT before going abroad. However, after discussing it with your Departmental ERASMUS Coordinator, you already may apply for studying abroad within your third or fourth semester. The application for a place should be done early.
Master students may go abroad as of their first semester of Master-studies.

Language Skills

At the time of your application to the subject coordinator, you should have a sound basic knowledge of the language of your host country, because the language is used as a selection criterion for the allocation of exchange places with the subject coordinator. Therefore, a A2/B1 level is strongly recommended. If you are unable to present proof of your level, you can contact the language center for a certification.

Most of our partner schools organize three-to-four week preparatory courses for ERASMUS students, which are usually offered before the semester begins. In addition, you will often find course-related courses held at the host universities.