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International Students Office (IStO)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Adenauerring 2
76131 Karlsruhe

Campus South
Bldg.: 50.20, Room 106

Phone +49 721 608-44911
Fax +49 721 608-44907
Contact Form

Opening hours Secretary
Mo.-Fr. 9 am-12 am
Closed on Tuesday

Currently only available via email or phone

Please also note the office hours of our individual employees

Medical care in Germany

Medical care in Germany is generally very good with a dense network of high-qualified specialists.

An index of the physicians in Karlsruhe can be found in the “Yellow Pages” or “Das Örtliche”. We have collected addresses of foreign-language doctors for you.

An illustrated health dictionary with information for foreign students in Germany can be found here.


Health Insurance

People who want to study in Germany need to have health insurance. More information about this on our site about health insurance and studying.



For emergencies, the toll free number 112 operates day and night. One can call an emergency doctor and an ambulance. These services are free of charge for people with health insurance. There is an emergency medical service on weekends as well. Information about this can be obtained in the newspapers under the column “Ärtzlicher Notdienst” or on the pages of the City of Karlsruhe (in German).



In Germany, medication is only sold in pharmacies. Some medicines, e.g. antibiotics, must additionally be prescribed by a doctor.