Welcome to KIT! Herzlich Willkommen!


The International Scholars & Welcome Office is your starting point when planning a research stay at KIT as foreign guest scientist, lecturer, doctoral candidate, or a post-doctoral researcher.

On the following websites we will provide you with all relevant information related to your upcoming stay.

Please contact IScO at your earliest convenience so that we can offer a personalized and comprehensive guidance to you.





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Welcome Services

Advice and support on administrative matters and everyday questions about life in Karlsruhe

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For Hosts

Information regarding the invitation and supervision of international researchers as well as the financing of the stay 

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Support programmes

Information on funding, e.g. Scholarships and Awards


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Community & Networks

Events and networking opportunities 


Effects of the Ukraine War and Offers of Assistance

New KIT Infoportal: Effects of the Ukraine War and Offers of Assistance
With a new information portal, the KIT Service for International Affairs Unit (DE INTL) would like to centralize information regarding support offers for people from Ukraine and the effects of the war on studying and working at KIT. The provided information is targeted at students and researchers, and contains further material pertaining to cooperations, partnerships, and third-party funds as well as offers of assistance. The offer is continuously updated and extended.

Threatened Researchers
Furthermore, important information for threatened researchers, including those from Ukraine, can be found here.

News | News Archive

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Campus North Guided Tour for Guest Researchers of KIT on July 17, 2023

The International Excellence Fellows and Humboldt Fellows, were able to learn interesting facts about energy research, accelerator technology, or the smallest particles of the universe, including a tour of the scientific and technical facilities in the fields of materials, energy, and elementary and astroparticle physics.

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Welcome and Networking Event for our new Fellows on July 14, 2023

Professor Dr. Thomas Hirth, Vice President for Transfer and International Affairs, welcomed new International Excellence Fellows at KIT, who were able to establish interdisciplinary contacts and exchange information about new projects and joint research plans with their host professors.

International Excellence Talk by Prof. Dr. Jatowt

On Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 5 PM (CEST)., Prof. Jatowt is addressing how to answer questions that affect large news archives spanning several decades. In doing so, he discusses the new subtype of ODQA that requires appropriate handling of temporal information.


You can find older news in the archive.

Humboldt Fellows' and Research Alumni's Portraits