International Affairs

What is the current situation at KIT regarding the Corona-Virus?

Please find more information about the current situation here.

Which insurance do I need in Germany?

Please find more information about insurances here.

Do I need a visa before entering the country?

Please find more information about visa here.

Social contribution paid?

Each student at KIT has to pay the social contribution before enrolment. It amounts to 77.70 € per semester. ERASMUS students do not need to pay any tuition or administrative fees.

You will receive further information on how to pay the social contribution with you admission letter by the end of July or January.

For further information on the social contribution please check the webpage of the Students Services Karlsruhe.

Searching for accomodation?

Finding suitable accommodation in Karlsruhe is not easy. So you should take care of it early on.

Especially at the beginning of the winter semester, there are often bottlenecks. Most students in Karlsruhe live either in one of the many student dormitories or in private shared apartments.

Here you can find an unofficial rent index, whereas an official one does not exist in Karlsruhe. We have also compiled a list of common abbreviations used in apartment advertisements.

Important tips for finding an apartment and living in Karlsruhe can be found here.

O phase and pre-semester German course

 We recommend participating in the O-Phase and the pre-semester German course.

Have you already registered for the O-Phase? 
Registration O-Phase (Link

Have you paid the fees for O-Phase and pre-semester course?
Have you taken the placement test for the pre-semester German course?

Directions to Karlsruhe

Please find more information here.


ERASMUS-Studierende a KIT