First steps and Enrollment
Before you can begin your studies, you must first enrol at the International Students Office.
First steps at KIT
Welcome to KIT!
New surroundings, new culture and a new language – those are a lot new impressions which you, as a new student at KIT, will have to handle.
In order to make your start as easy as possible, on the following pages we have brought together information about enrollment at KIT, necessary visits to local authorities, insurance, etc. Should you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Make a phone call or come over the International Students Office.
This is a short list of the most important things you should do on arrival to Karlsruhe:
- register at the City of Karlsruhe
- open a bank account
- register for a German health insurance or obtain a insurance waiver at a German health insurance
- pay the semester contribution (in case your have not done that from back home)
- enroll at KIT
- apply for a residence permit at the Foreigners' Registration Office in Karlsruhe (in case you need a residence permit)
Enrollment at KIT for international Bachelor and Master Students
1. Enrollment for the winter term 2021/22
With your admission you are entitled to obtain a place to study. Due to the uncertain development of the pandemic, we are currently not able to tell wether enrollment will be possible online or in person. Please consult this page again in September for more information about the enrollment. You will find the link to make an appointment here on September 29, 2021.
If you come to Germany please take note of the entrance regulations for entering in Germany and for your stay in Karlsruhe. Further information on entering Germany from risk areas below.
For enrollment you will need these documents:
- Identity card or passport
- If you are in Germany or if you arrive in Germany: Valid visa with entry stamp OR residence title (eAT) with additional sheet or probationary permit
- If you are in Germany or if you arrive in Germany: Health insurance – You need to have a health insurance coverage from a German public health insurance before enrolment. You can apply online. For enrolment the health insurance company needs to send the "Meldegrund M10 für das Karlsruher Institut für Technologie" electronically to KIT.
- Certificate of payment of the semester charge and tuition fees Completed and signed application for enrollment
- School or Bachelor certificate and transcript (original)
- Exmatriculation certificate, if you were enrolled at a German university before
- Language proficiency certificate (original)
- For enrolment in a Bachelor's program: Proof of study orientation test (eg. www.was-studiere-ich.de)
2. Information on Entering Germany and Quarantine Regulations
Please check the newest information to enter in Germany and the newest list of risk areas from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) page: https://www.rki.de/EN/
Please also note the information on the following websites:
- KIT Corona FAQ: https://www.kit.edu/kit/english/25911.php
- Information of the Foreign Office: https://www.auswaertigesamt.de/en
- Questions and answers of the Federal Ministry of the Interior: https://www.bmi.bund.de/EN/home/home_node.html
- Federal Health Ministry: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/en.html
- CoronaPortal of the City of Karlsruhe: https://corona.karlsruhe.de/ (in German)
- Information of the district of Karlsruhe: https://www.landkreiskarlsruhe.de/Service-Verwaltung/Verwaltung/Dezernate-%C3%84mter/Recht-Ordnung/Gesundheitsamt/Coronavirus.php?object=tx%7C3051.5&ModID=7&FID=3051.2453.1&NavID=1863.87&La=1 (in German)
In addition, we recommend to use the Corona warning app in Germany: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-en/issues