Information for prospective students with refugee/migrant status

Consulting office for refugees at KIT

We are happy to advise you on basic questions about studying in Germany in general or especially about studying here at KIT:
Evaluation of degrees, admission and study requirements, study opportunities, study preparation offers and procedures, offers for refugees at KIT, financing of studies.
Place and time: see info box on the right.

Information about studying

General information about studying in Germany:
Information about studying in Baden-Württemberg:
Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg

EduRef - Education for Refugees e.V. 

EduRef is a non-profit association from Karlsruhe and a university group at KIT. Their goal is to provide free education for refugees, especially in the IT sector.
The courses comprise of Java programming courses for both beginners and advanced as well as Microsoft Office for beginners.

Advice and information for students with a refugee background at KIT

Several times per semester, students enrolled at KIT with refugee status are invited to information events. Topics include study funding, internships and other topics as needed by the students. Invitations will be sent by email to registered students. If you are interested, please contact Daniela von Rüden.

Study ambassador program at KIT

Study ambassadors of the KIT are themselves students of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in different study programs. They inform prospective students with a refugee background in different languages (German, English and Arabic). They hold the weekly open consultation and, each semester, various information events for refugees in cooperation with the International Students Office and the refugee coordinator.

Guest student program at KIT

KIT has opened its guest student program for refugees so that they can start their university life as early as possible by attending preparatory courses (e.g. basic math course at the MINT Kolleg) and German courses, getting to know other students, participating in social activities and targeted support and receive advice. The KIT covers the fees for the guest certificate and a library card.
Prospective students, who want to study, complete their studies or further qualify, can receive further information in our consultation office.


Learn German online

Online courses for learning German do not replace a regular German course, but are helpful as an additional opportunity to improve your language skills. Most study programs in Germany are still in German. For this reason, very good knowledge of German is a prerequisite for a successful application to study.

Free online language courses are offered by: