International Affairs

First steps at KIT

Welcome to KIT! A new neighborhood, a new culture and a new language are many impressions you need to handle as new student at KIT.
Here are the most important things you need to do when arriving to Karlsruhe:

  •  Register as a Karlsruhe resident
  •  Open a bank account
  • Register with a German public health insurance or get an insurance waiver from a German public health insurance
  •  Pay the semester fee
  •  Enroll at KIT
  •  Go to Karlsruhe´s foreigners office if you need a residence permit

Further information can be found in our Student Handbook, which you can download in the left navigation bar.
Please also consider the information we send you via email before your arrival!

People coming to KIT from China can see the checklist of KIT's medical services (MED) here: