An ERASMUS student must meet certain requirements to complete a study abroad program at KIT:

  1. Partner University
    You must be enrolled at a partner university of KIT at the time of application and during your stay at KIT.
  2. Nomination
    You must have applied successfully at your home university for an exchange position at KIT, which means you have to be nominated for a exchange position at KIT (by May 1 or November 1)
  3. Language Requirements
    You should demonstrate sufficient knowledge of language at time of application (June 1 or December 1). The language certificates must not be older than exactly 5 years by the application deadline.

    Accepted Certificates are:

    - issued by your home university
    - issued by a language school

    We will not accept a simple language course attendance certificate that does not state whether you completed the course successfully or not.

    In exceptional cases and only after approval of our departmental coordinator, exchange students might be allowed to study at KIT only with proof of good English knowledge (at least B2), e.g. if you are writing a project or final thesis at KIT and your supervisor at KIT has agreed to accept you without proof of German knowledge.

    You can check your German-Level with the Goethe-Institute Test or DUO.

    However, without proof of German language we might reject your application and we highly recommend to learn German in order to be able to master your daily life in Karlsruhe. Participation in the pre-semester German course offered at KIT is mandatory to all applicants, who don’t have any/sufficient German language proficiency.

    The KIT-Departments have different language requirements, please refer to the list below:

 

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.

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.

 

require applicants to have:

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

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.