Degree Seeking

Application Process

Please note the new application portal for all Bachelor's, Master's and Studienkolleg courses:

You can apply for studies starting in winter term 2021/22 now.

Current note: On 09.07., 16.07. and 23.07.2021, each at 10:00 CEST, we will host a Zoom tutorial for the application as an international applicant at KIT. Join us under this link at 10:00 a.m. each Friday:
In order to facilitate the application process, international students can apply online at KIT.
Applications for Water Science and Engineering (MSc) and Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics (M.Sc.) are possible starting April 1, 2021 here. Applications for T-Kurs and German language courses before your Bachelor studies at Studienkolleg are possible from June 1, 2021.
Please select the group you belong to:

* Applicants for a Bachelors degree with foreign nationality and German higher education entrance qualification (Abitur, not graduees from Studienkolleg) follow the same application process as German applicants and apply via this portal.

** For all interested (EU and non-EU)


Entry from virus variant areas
For persons residing in so-called virus variant areas ( with a particularly high prevalence of mutations of the virus, transport to Germany and entry in accordance with the CoronaEinreiseV are currently prohibited in principle. This also applies to fully vaccinated persons. Exceptions are only possible in very few cases, for example for persons with residence and right of abode in Germany. (
For students and scientists from virus variant areas, this means that a presence study or a research stay in Germany for the WS 2021/2022 can currently not be ensured. Please note that entry is also not possible if a study place commitment has already been granted by the German university: Since entry is not possible, visas cannot be issued as long as a country is considered a virus variant area.
Please inform yourself regularly about the risk classification of your home country.


Application deadlines

The application deadlines are strict. All postal submissions of your documents should arrive at the International Students Office before those dates or will not be accepted

Please apply as early as possible for the Studienkolleg (preparatory college) and German courses because getting a visa usually takes six to eight weeks.

Application deadline winter term
Bachelor: for winter term 2021/22: July 31, 2021
Preparatory Course (Studienkolleg): for winter term 2021/22: July 31, 2021
German Language Course (intensive, preparatory course for DSH, 1 semester, before the Bachelor studies): July 31, 2021
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (International): April 30
Master with NC (restricted admission): July 15
German Language Course (intensive, preparatory course for DSH, 1 semester, before the Master studies) July 15, 2021
Master without NC: September 30
Master Optics & Photonics: April 30
Master Water Science and Engineering: June 15
Master Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics: June 15


Application deadline summer term
Bachelor: application not possible  
Preparatory Course (Studienkolleg): January, 15th
German Language Course (preparatory course for DSH, 1 semester): January, 15th
Master with NC (restricted admission): January, 15th
Master without NC: March, 31st
Master Water Science and Engineering: December, 15th
Master Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics: December, 15th


Admission process for Bachelors Degree Courses

Admission process for Masters Degree Courses