Explanation of the offers in the program


Ask Me Anything

The International Students Office (IStO) gladly answers questions from admitted international students at KIT. You can join the session at this Zoom-Link.


Welcome event

You can attend the event face-to-face on October 20th, 2023 at 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Johann-Gottfried-Tulla lecture hall, bldg. 11.40, Englerstr. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe. There will be German and English lectures, drinks and information booths from other departments of the International Students Office. You can also attend the event online at this Zoom-Link.


How to survive in Karlsruhe? From students for students

KIT student's life from a student's perspective.

  1. How to have a good time at KIT and in Karlsruhe.
  2. Informative games
  3. Time for your questions

This event takes place online on October 10th 2023 at 2:00 pm and on October 17th 2023 at 1:00 pm.

You can attend the event at this Zoom-Link.


Welcome Café

Welcome to KIT! Feel free to drop by spontaneously, say hello and have a coffee or tea with us. We will also be happy to answer your questions. Two employees of the International Students Office and two students are looking forward to getting to know you. :-)

The Welcome Café takes place in person at Adenauerring 2, Build. 50.20, Room 5.


Basic tools for communication and interaction

In this  short workshop we will go through some small exercises together that help to get in contact with others, fight against nervousness and boost your self-confidence in new situations in study and everyday life. In a relaxed atmosphere, we will answer questions, give tips and show you what else the HoC has to offer to help you succeed in your studies.

We will meet on campus in room 145/146, Bldg. 50.41.


City and Campus Rallies

The new semester is just around the corner. Many new students are moving to Karlsruhe to start their studies. Therefore, we offer two rallies. These rallies are filled with very fun activities that you can complete with an assigned partner.

It's never too late to learn new things about where you study. This will give you the best opportunity to do so and expand your own circle of friends.

  • The city rally takes place on October 13th. Meeting point is the main entrance of the Studentenhaus (Build. 01.12)
  • The campus rally takes place on October 20th. Meeting point is the main entrance of the Tulla lecture hall (Build. 11.40).


City tour colonial traces in Karlsruhe

You are new in Karlsruhe and don't know much of the city yet? You are interested in getting to know your new home from another perspective? Do you think it's important to take a critical look at the past? Then the city tour "Colonial Traces in Karlsruhe" is certainly the right thing for you!

For the city of Karlsruhe as well as for KIT, a responsible approach to history and the reappraisal of injustice, which still manifests itself in the form of discrimination in society today, are very important. The city of Karlsruhe is currently developing an action plan against discrimination and racism and would like to involve all citizens in this issue. We as KIT would also like to make a contribution and therefore offer this very interesting and varied city tour. It is offered by Nora Häuser, who wrote her master thesis about colonial traces in Karlsruhe.

Language: German (10/09/2023), English (10/16/2023)

Meeting point: In front of the KIT Library. Straße am Forum 2, 76131 Karlsruhe. The event takes place in any weather conditions!


What is what in the studies

Every course of study has certain rules. Knowing them can be very helpful, for example, to find the right lectures. Or it is important if your studies don’t go the way you want.

This workshop is also about terms that are important in connection with studying. I will also show you where to get help with certain topics.

This event takes place in presence.

Location: Adenauerring 2, Bldg. 50.20, Room 005

Time: 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Language: German


Board game night at Z10

Are you new to KIT and looking for a relaxed atmosphere to meet new people and have fun? Our Board Games Night at Z10 offers just that! We host an evening full of various board games in this cozy student bar, ranging from the classic to the latest hits. Bring your favorite game or discover a new one - Board Games Night at Z10 is the perfect opportunity to have fun and feel welcome at KIT. The Board Games Night takes place at Z10 in the Zähringerstraße 10.


University Sport Winter Kick Off

KIT University Sports presents its diverse sports program even before the HSP registration and course start for the winter semester 2023/2024. Come by and get to know the colorful sports and fitness program at various hands-on stations and information booths.

Location: Winter edition in hall 2, in building 40.44 on October 17th 2023 at 3:00 pm.


Introduction to KIT Library Services

This workshop will take place as an online seminar in English on October 11th 2023 at 2:00 pm. You must register for the workshop here.

KIT Library provides resources and support for staff and students of KIT. The aim of this workshop is to introduce international students and staff to the KIT Library system and its services. Topics include:

  • KIT Library locations
  • Registration for a KIT Library account
  • Literature research in the KIT catalog and subject databases
  • Access to online resources
  • Reference management software
  • Support for students
  • Support for research and teaching
  • Library services during Corona