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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

Summer Schools im Ausland

KIT-Partnerhochschulen im Ausland bieten häufig in der vorlesungsfreien Zeit im Sommer sogenannte Summer Schools an. Diese ein- oder mehrwöchigen Veranstaltungen bieten Studierenden eine gute Möglichkeit kurzfristig Auslandserfahrungen zu sammeln und ihren Horizont auch außerhalb des Sutdienschwerpunktes zu erweitern. Häufig werden die Seminare und Vorlesungen durch ein buntes Rahmenprogramm mit Kurztrips, kulturellen und sozialen Veranstaltungen ergänzt. 
In bestimmten Fällen ist es sogar möglich, ECTS-Punkte zu erwerben und diese auf das Studium am KIT anrechnen zu lassen

Teilnehmende KIT-Studierende werden oft bevorzugt behandelt: Sie können sich z.B. für besondere Stipendien bewerben oder reservierte Plätze in Anspruch nehmen.

Für nähere Informationen zu den einzelnen Angeboten können Sie sich direkt auf den Internetseiten der jeweiligen Partnerhochschule informieren oder Sie wenden sich an das International Students Office des KIT.

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Green Challenge for partner universities

Every year, DTU hosts the international student conference and competition Green Challenge (GRØN DYST). The conference is DTU’s response to the global climate and sustainability changes.

Specific information for partner universities Website, Einladung


Bogazici University Summer Term 2018

Bogazici University Summer Term is an intensive seven-week programme in Istanbul in Turkey, taking place between June 21 and August 7, 2018.

Online application for Bogazici University Summer Term 2018 will open on the 2nd of January 2018.

Follow this link for more information: Website

International Summer Schools in Porto

Is there anything lacking in your academic path that you need to take the next step forward? Are you aiming to find out which area of knowledge you would like to work in the near future? Do you want to experience a great time abroad, getting to know new people? If you are an undergraduate or graduate student from any field of knowledge, or a young professional willing to update your skills, while enjoying an experience abroad, this programme definitely suits you!

Course Dates: 16 to 28 July 2018
More Information: Flyer(PDF), Website
Application Deadline: May, 31, 2018

Warwick Summer School 2018
2018 Warwick Summer School

Warwick Summer School will take place between Sunday 15 July and Saturday 4 August 2018 in London. The 3 weeks program includes a wide range of classes (from behavioural Economics to creative Writing), evening and social events. KIT students applying early can benefit of a 10% discount on tuition fees.To apply or for further details go to the:

The 31 st International Helsinki Days 2018

International Helsinki Days (IHD) is an international seminar week organized by the Student Union of Hanken School of Economics. The IHD seminar will take place in Helsinki from the 5 th to the 11 th of February 2018. Every year approximately 35 students from all around the world take part in the IHD seminar. The aim with the seminar is to introduce you to Finnish business culture, economy and lifestyle.

Application Deadline: December 16, 2017

More Information: Website Poster, Invitation, How to apply

Linköping University Summer Academy 2018

in July 2018 the third Linköping University Summer Academy will take place. The programme will give international students an opportunity to study in Linköping for four weeks, choose from a number of high-quality courses and gain cultural insights together with other students from other international partner universities. All courses are at bachelor's level, credit bearing (7.5 ECTS), will be taught in English and are full-time. For students from LiU's partner universities the LiU Summer Academy is tuition free. On February 1, 2018 Linköping University will open up for students to apply on their website.

Application deadline:
March 6, 2018
More information:
Summer School, Courses, Flyer

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International Summer School Strasbourg, France

EM Strasbourg Business is happy to announce that it is time to apply for the School’s International Summer School 2018!

There are two sessions that take place: From May 31 - June 29, 2018 and June 13 - July 11, 2018.

The programme includes different intercultural projects, business programmes, different company- and cultural visits and much more! Have a look into the Info Booklet!

More information:
Flyer EM Strasbourg Summer School 2018 (PDF),
Letter to Partners Summer School 2018 (PDF),
Practical Info Booklet 2018 (PDF),
Summer School Budget for students 2018 (PDF),

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Leeds Summer School 2018

Are you looking for a summer study abroad opportunity in England? Leeds International Summer School (LISS) will run from Saturday 30 June to Sunday 29 July 2018 and offers you the opportunity to study abroad, travel and earn credit. The Summer School offers 12 different academic modules with a high variety. If you have a GPA of 3.0 or higher you are eligible to apply for one of a significant number of Santander scholarships worth £500 each.

The Leeds International Summer School (LISS) 2018 application period is now open!

Winter School on Social Entrepreneurship Indian Institute of Technology Madras

IITM is hosting a 2-week intensive International Winter School on Social Entrepreneurship from January 3rd 2018 until January 12th 2018, which provides classroom knowledge, immersive/experiential learning, self-study and peer learning opportunities to the participants. It offers a unique opportunity for participants interested in Social Entrepreneurship to kindle and cross-link Social innovation thoughts in a global learning platform.

Application deadline: October 20th 2017
For more information (PDF)

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UM iCamp 2017 - Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia

UM iCamp is part of the continued efforts of Universitas Negeri Malang to enhance global education. The program was initiated to provide overseas college students with hands-on opportunities to learn Indonesian language and experience the cultural and academic life in Indonesia. 

More information: Brochure, Website, Application Form

Application deadline: July 7, 2017

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International Summer School - Universidade da Coruña

Universidade da Coruña's International Summer School offers a broad selection of three-week intensive courses taught in English by international faculty on a wide array of topics ranging from law and business to science and technology. There is also a special scholarship programme offering 25 scholarships. The deadline for this call is 9th June 2017.

More information: Summer School, Courses, Scholarship

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SNU International Summer Institute in Seoul

Seoul National University (SNU) presents SNU International Summer Institute (ISI) from 27th of June to 29th of July. The intensive six-week summer program taught by distinguished SNU and visiting faculty members offers its participants the chance to learn in depth knowledge from experts on Korea and East Asia, as well as a range of topics ranging from Economics and Business Management, Engineering and Life Science to, Music and Fine Arts.

Application Deadline: June 7, 2017

More information

"Inclusive communities" - IFE Lodz University of Technology

Lodz University of Technology invites you to participate in the summer school “Inclusive communities. Urban Product Design for the Future” organized at the International Faculty of Engineering between 11 and 22 September 2017. During two weeks of creative work in international teams, the students will develop their knowledge and transferable skills important for their future careers.

Application Deadline: June 11, 2017

More information: Website, Poster

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ECMM summer school 2017 Université Paris Diderot

It's still time to apply to ECMM International Summer School to be held from July, 3rd to 6th, 2017 on the Paris Diderot University campus. The school is addressed to students and researchers both from industry and academic institutions and is open to all with an interest in the elaboration and study at different scales of structured materials. 

Application deadline: May 26, 2017

More information: Website, Poster

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Summer School on Social Entrepreneurship

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is hosting a summer school in Social Entrepreneurship from August 14-25, 2017. It provides classroom knowledge, immersive/experiential learning, self-study and peer learning opportunities to student-participants about Social Entrepreneurship and its related ecosystem.

Application deadline: May 22, 2017

More information (PDF)

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Engineering Summer Schools, Politecnico di Torino, July 2017

PoliTo Summer Schools are designed for undergraduate and graduate students willing to take part in a life and learning experience within a multicultural environment under the topic of Building tomorrow society:

- NanoElectronics & Photonics, July 10-14, 2017
IoT applications & data management, July 17-21, 2017

More information: Website

Application deadline: May 31, 2017

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Summer School Zagreb, Croatia, 2017

The Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia’s top business school, offers a 3-week summer program with a variety of bachelor and master courses in English taught by renowned lecturers and researchers, taking place from June 26 - July 14, 2017.

More information: Poster (pdf), Summer School Program Overview (pdf), Summer Negotiations (August) Overview (pdf), Website

Application deadline: 
June 1, 2017
(Early-bird: April 30, 2017)

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Sommerkurs an der German Jordanian University

Der Sommerkurs Arabische Sprache und Kultur bietet vom 06.08. bis zum 24.08.17 die Möglichkeit, Arabischkenntnisse zu erwerben bzw. zu verbessern und das Leben, die beeindruckende Natur, Kultur und Traditionen in Jordanien sowie politische und soziopolitische Akteure kennenzulernen.

Weitere Informationen (PDF)

Bewerbungsfrist: 7. Mai 2017

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Summer School in Taiwan, 2017

National Chung Cheng University offers a Summer School on the theme of “Integration vs. Diversity” from August 7th, 2017 to August 18th, 2017. CCU-ISS is an English-taught and interdisciplinary learning-by-doing programme to cultivate global leadership.

More information available here and here (PDF).

Application deadline: May 15th, 2017

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Go East Summer School

Innerhalb der Initiative „Go East“ möchte der DAAD mehr Studierende aus Deutschland für Studien- und Forschungsaufenthalte in die Länder Mittel-, Südost- und Osteuropas sowie Südkaukasus und Zentralasien fördern. Um bereits beim akademischen Nachwuchs das Interesse zu wecken, fördert der DAAD deutsche Studierende, die an Sommerschulen im Go East Programm teilnehmen möchten.

Weitere Informationen zum Programm sowie alle geförderten Sommerschulen finden Sie unter:

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2017 NAOCE Summer School

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) offers an International Summer School on Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and Mechanics from July 16-July 30, 2017.

More information (PDF)

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017​

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LUT Winter School 2017, Lappeenranta, Finland

Experience high-quality education on a beautiful campus in the winter. You will have
an opportunity to learn and think about the relationship between economy, technology, and culture
while also increasing your intercultural competence. All the while exploring the breathtaking scenery
of Finnish winter!

More information (PDF)

Website and application

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Summer School on Energy Security 2017, Telc, Czech Republic

The summer school on energy policy and energy security organized by Masaryk University in the UNESCO-listed city of Telc, Czech Republic covers a variety of topics mainly from non-technical (e.g. political, economic, etc.) perspective. This year's topic is Energy Infrastructure and Policy Repercussions.

Application deadline: May 31, 2017

More information: Website

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Sciences Po Summer School 2017

This intensive programme, featuring courses in both the social sciences and French language, is an excellent opportunity  to discover Sciences Po over the course of the summer on the Paris campus.

Programme dates: 3-30 June 2017 / 1-28 July 2017

More information: Website, Programme overview

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Revolutions in Biomedicine summer programme, Imperial College London

The four-week programme (3 July – 28 July 2017) immerses you in the cutting-edge research environment of Imperial College’s world-leading Faculty of Medicine. Guided by expert academic staff, you will consider past, present and future revolutions in biomedicine across a range of themes aligned with research strengths in the Faculty.

More information (PDF)

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Paris Diderot Summer School 2017

This immersion program is intended for international students who want to improve their French language skills and discover French culture and Paris during 3 weeks.

Program's dates: from July 3rd to 21st, 2017
Application: from January to April, 2017

More information

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Summer University in Moscow

National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) offers two different programs in Moscow: Summer University and Intensive Russian Language. It is a great opportunity to combine a rich study program with cultural immersion and social networking. All courses are taught in English.

More information (PDF)

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Basque Culture II. International Summer School

The University of the Basque Country is organizing a great academic and fun programme through its “Basque Culture II. International Summer School”, a comprehensive approach to the identity and culture of the Basque Country, from July 3 - July 14, 2017.

This two week course is taught by international experts, with a fun cultural plan to get to know Basque society and culture. Specific seminars and classes range from literature, dance and music to science and technology. 

More information: Flyer, Website

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CuriousU 2017, University of Twente

The CuriousU experience is a one-of-a-kind combination of an summer school and a festival, including academic courses, music, sports, theatre, inspirational speakers, that takes place from August 13 - 22, 2017. Students can take courses on topics such as serious gaming, health, smart cities, entrepreneurship and physics.

More information

Early bird deadline closes on May 24. KIT students receive a 20% discount on the current fee. 

Summer courses offered by La Salle Campus Barcelona for summer 2016

There are 3 courses offered, in the areas of Architecture and Project Management:
-Architecture Workshop: Mediterranean Architecture- Barcelona-Venice from the 20th June to the 15th July 2016 ( Spanish/English)
-Project Management for Construction from the 27th June to the 22nd July (Spanish)
-Project Management and Innovation from the 27th June to the 22nd July (Spanish/English)
You can find the detailed information here.


Linnaeus University Summer Academy 2017, Kalmar, Sweden

Linnaeus University Summer Academy offers an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study environment – unique of its kind in Sweden. As a student participating in the summer academy you will get the opportunity to obtain unique academic experience that will enhance your CV and your future career. You gain cultural insights together with a mix of international and Swedish students, while also getting to enjoy the Swedish summer in one of the most attractive summer cities in the country.

More information, Courses

Bewerbung über das IStO, nur möglich für Studierende der KIT-Fakultät für Informatik.

UAM Summer School of Economics and Business 2017

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid’s Faculty of Economics and Business Studies is launching the second edition of UAM’s Summer School of Economics and Business taking place June 12-July 20, 2017. It is a Summer Term Program, where some of the most popular high-quality courses are offered (upper BA or MA levels), taught in English, in an intensive 6-week format (6 or 12 ECTS credits).

Details about the program, costs, and the application procedure are available at

More information (PDF)

Summer School 2017, Católica Porto Business School

The Católica Porto Business School offers two programs from 17th to 29th of July 2017 in Porto - "The best place to travel to in Europe!": Marketing Trends and International Business. Both of them equal 4 ECTS. 

More information (PDF) and Website

National Taiwan University Programs

National Taiwan University (NTU) welcomes students from all over the world to join their different Winter and Summer Programs. They offer USD 200-USD 400 discount to partner unversity students.

More information about the programs


Du würdest gerne die vorlesungsfreie Zeit nutzen, um Auslandserfahrungen zu sammeln? Studierende der Natur-, Ingenieur- und Geowissenschaften können sich im Rahmen des Programms RISE des DAADs für ein Forschungspraktikum inkl. Stipendium im Ausland bewerben.
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