Application Requirements

In order to apply as a visiting student at KIT,

  • you must be enrolled at one of KIT’s partner institutions and be nominated by your home university to study at KIT. This means that you should consult the exchange coordinator at your home university in order to determine your eligibility for the exchange program. If selected, your coordinator nominates you for KIT.
  • or you must be selected in one of the DAAD scholarship programs.
  • or you apply as a Free Mover.
Dates and Deadlines

Language Requirements

Please note that English is not spoken everywhere in Germany/at KIT. Thus participation in the pre-semester German course offered at KIT is highly recommended to all applicants, who don’t have any/sufficient German language proficiency. The language certificates must not be older than exactly five years by the application deadline.

Your certificate should clearly show

  • either the German level you have reached
  • or that you have successfully participated in a language class of that level.

The following departments at KIT:

  • Department of Architecture (ARCH),
  • Department of Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences (BGU),
  • Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (CIW),
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering (MACH) and
  • Department of Economics and Management (WIWI)

require applicants to have:

  • a B1 CEFR level of German language certificate, if only courses taught in German will be attended or
  • a B2 CEFR level of English language certificate, if only courses taught in English will be attended or
  • both language certificates (a B1 CEFR level of German and a B2 CEFR level of English) if courses in both languages will be attended.

The following departments at KIT:

  • Department of Informatics (INFO)

require applicants to have:

  • a B1 CEFR level of German language certificate (mandatory requirement) and additionally
  • a B2 CEFR level of English language certificate only if courses taught in English will be attended.

The following departments at KIT:

  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (ETIT),
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (GEIST-SOZ),
  • Department of Mathematics (MATH) and
  • Department of Physics (PHY)

require applicants to have:

  • an A2/B1 CEFR level of German language certificate (mandatory requirement) and additionally
  • a B2 CEFR level of English language certificate only if courses taught in English will be attended.
  • For German Studies: a B2 CEFR level of German language certificate. 

The following department at KIT:

  • Department of Chemistry and Biosciences (CHEM-BIO) 

requires applicants to have:

  • a C1 CEFR level of German language certificate if courses taught in German will be attended
  • B2/C1 CEFR level of English language certificate if courses taught in English will be attended.
Gelsomina Di Laurenzio

Coordination Incoming Overseas Students (Exchange, DAAD-Scholarship Programs, Free Mover)

Office Hours: Only virtual appointments possible. Please send an Email to arrange a virtual meeting

Room: 001, Building 50.20, CS

Tel.: +49 721 608-44919

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