Welcome to the Start of Studies for Internationals at KIT

The Welcome & Integration team of the International Students Office offers you various welcome and information formats in the period from 20.09. to 15.10.2021, which provide you with the most important information concerning your start of studies. Both, registrations for events and information materials, will are made available to you on the ILIAS learning platform. If you do not yet have access to ILIAS, you can obtain a registration code for a temporary account here.
On the ILIAS magazine page, please select International (at the bottom), then Studienstart International.

  • In the section Veranstaltungen/Events you will find all events in chronological order with the possibility to register.
  • In the section Wichtigste Infos/Most Important Information you will find a checklist for your first 11 steps at KIT.

Following, you will find all event dates clearly presented in weekly schedules. For details on the events, click on the corresponding event.
For insurance reasons, the face-to-face events are unfortunately only open to enrolled students. This restriction does not apply to online events.
The Welcome & Integration Team has created a presentation series ”Start of Studies for Internationals“  (Studienstart International am KIT). This presentation series includes the most important information for your start at KIT and your arrival in Karlsruhe. It is available on the ILIAS platform. 


Please click on the formats to see the details and to access the link to the registration.


Further offers

  International Buddy Program
  Don't get lonly, register with the International Buddy-Program! Here you will always find things to undertake and people, who would like to meet you.
  Link to Buddy-Program

Orientation Week
Most of the student bodies of the faculties offer an Orientation Week before the start of the lectures. Here you can get to know your future fellow students. Registration at AStA's website. 

Campus Management Portal for Students
The Campus Management Portal for Students is KIT's online student service portal. Here, you can download enrollment certificates, the-KVV pass for public transportation, do your re-enrollment before the start of each semester, communicate address changes to us etc. In case you have questions about how to use the portal, you can find answers inour manual (PDF), which contains helpful explanations to the most important questions.

Newsletter for international students
We send the newsletter about 2-3 times in the semester. The newsletter containts information about events of the International Students Office and general information about the studies. Registration for the newsletter.

Students with refugee status
Information for students with refugee status can be found here. Students can gladly turn to the coordination office for refugees and migrants at KIT under migrants∂intl.kit.edu and schedule a meeting. A contact person is available at the Studierendenwerk as well.