How do I get my dormitory key?
Participation in the O-Phase:
The O-Phase is organized by the students group of ESN Karlsruhe in cooperation with the International Students Office (IStO) and with the help of 60 to 80 local students volunteering to be your tutors.
We strongly recommend you to participate the O-Phase. Registration usually starts about a month in advance. If you have not yet registered for the O-Phase, please do this immediately at https://karlsruhe.esn-germany.de/registration
Participation in the pre-semester German course:
As a preparation of your stay here, IStO in cooperation with the KIT-Studienkolleg organizes German courses on beginner and intermediate levels (A1-B2) three weeks before the lectures start. For the participation of at least 90% of the classes and the passing of an exam, 4 ECTS can be awarded.
If you have already transferred the participation fee and taken the placement test, you must receive an e-mail with further information on your pre-semester German class.
In addition to this, it is possible to take German classes during semester. You will have to register in time, if you interested in participating this German class. Further information can be found on the webpage of the KIT-Studienkolleg.
Pick up the KIT card
Have you already uploaded a photo for the KIT card and received an email in your KIT mailbox? You will receive the email after your ID has been produced.
Please bring your identity card, passport or residence permit with you when collecting your KIT-Card.
Details about the KIT card can be found here.
City/Local registration at the Citizen Offices/”Bürgerbüro”
Registering your place of residence is mandatory for every person moving into a flat/room in Germany.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION AS A RESIDENT IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF YOU HAVE ALREADY FOUND PERMANENT HOUSING!
The registration has to be made within two weeks of moving into your new flat/room with the office responsible for the area in which you live.
If you find a flat or room in the city of Karlsruhe, please find further information on city registration and welcome package online at the webpage of Karlsruhe.
Please keep your registration document (“Meldebescheinigung”) in a safe place, you will need this document e.g. to open a bank account, to extend your resident permit, etc.
KIT Account, KIT Card and Online platform for students
To access the system, you will have to activate your KIT account, which you will receive shortly after your enrollment. If you still have not received your account details two weeks after enrolling, please visit the service desk on the ground floor of the SCC building (building 20.21). Show them your KITCard and they will print your account information on the spot
Your KIT Account
You will receive the e-mail with your account data either soon after you upload your picture for the KIT Card or at the same time. With the account data you will be able to log into the KIT WiFi (wkit).
To manage your account (activating, changing password and forwarding e-mail) you have to follow this link https://studium.kit.edu (not https://campus.studium.kit.edu).
Your account consists of three parts:
Your e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your account name (User-Account/”Benutzerkennung”) starting with “u”
Your initial password
Activating your account
You should activate your account immediately after receiving the e-mail with your account data.
Go to https://studium.kit.edu and click on “Zur Aktivierung eines neuen Kontos klicken Sie bitte hier”.
Please keep the password safe since it is the access key to a lot of KIT’s online services:
access to the “Campus Management Portal” (https://campus.studium.kit.edu)
access to the PC pool computers at the SCC building
access to ILIAS, KIT’s online learning platform (https://ilias.studium.kit.edu/)
access to your KIT e-mail at owa.kit.edu
access to the KIT WiFi network (wkit)
remote access to KIT online services via VPN
Detailled information can be found in the Campus Managment Manual.