International Affairs

Welcome to the International Students Office of KIT!

Are you an international applicant interested in degree-seeking studies, PhD, internship, Erasmus or overseas exchange at KIT?

Here you will find information and services regarding study and funding opportunities, preparation, application and realization of a stay at KIT, and about student life in Germany and Karlsruhe.

PLEASE NOTE: You just want to hand in documents?
Please submit them via mail, put them in the KIT-letterbox (located between Ehrenhof and Kaiserstraße) or, IN URGENT CASES ONLY, contact 0721/608-45958.

You would like a personal appointment?
Please arrange an appointment with our staff in advance.

You already arranged an appointment?


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Remission of tuition fees

Students in specific circumstances may apply for remission of tuition fees. Details on our website.

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The International Students Office is available via email or phone.

FAQ relating to the Corona Virus

Please see the FAQ answered by the Crisis Unit of KIT.

Entrance in Germany of international third countries students and researchers

Checklist and Recommendations for Travelers Coming to KIT

Medical Services (MED) of KIT gives recommendations and a checklist for people returning from China to KIT:

INFORMATION ON COVID-19 Dear students, we have complied a list of relevant links and information on Covid-19. Please follow the instructions especially upon arrival from international risk areas:

Robert-Koch-Institut (government’s central scientific institution in the field of biomedicine)

Federal Ministry of Health

Federal Ministry of the Interior

Corona warning App

Frankfurt Airport

City of Karlsruhe (in German)

Karlsruhe county (in German)


erasmus eucor Fulbright TU9 BW-Stipendium cluster

In February 2021 STUBE-BW offers the following seminars:

Filmabend  "TOMORROW – Die Welt ist voller Lösungen"
11. Februar 2021

Scholarship for Career-oriented Placements and Study Periods
20th Febuary 2021 - in English I ONLINE

Fast Fashion und Handy - wie können wir nachhaltiger konsumieren?
26. -27. Februar 2021 - auf Deutsch I ONLINE 

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Alert of fraud

Dear students,

Due to a recent incident, the International Students Office wants to warn all international students of frauds targeting especially foreigners by fraudulent calls or criminal visits in the dormitories.

You find the announcement here.


KIT Is in the Top 100 of the World in Ten Subjects

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 – KIT Is Strong in “Natural Sciences” and “Engineering & Technology”. In ten subjects, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) ranks in the top 100 of the universities worldwide, in mechanical engineering, materials sciences, and physics it has even reached the international top 50. 


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Tuition fees for international students from winter semester 2017/18 onwards

From the winter semester 2017/2018 onwards, tuition fees of 1,500 euros per semester for international students are to be introduced at the universities in Baden-Württemberg.

International students with EU citizenship are able to study without paying fees

For further information please visit our corresponding page and the Ministry's website.

Information for Refugees on Youtube
Information for Refugees About Studying at KIT

Education at KIT is aiming at scientifically training young people in research oriented fields and acquiring interdisciplinary competences. A special program is addressing refugee students.

On Youtube you can find videos in Arabic introducing the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and its auditing program and giving other useful information about studying at KIT and its offered study programs.

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Deutsch-Chilenisches Masterprogramm
Deutsch-chilenisches Masterprogramm Regionalwissenschaft/ Raumplanung

KIT offers a German-Chilean Masters program in the field of regional sciences with a focus on natural risks and catastrophy prevention in cooperation with Universidad de Concepción (UdeC) in Concepción, Chile.
Application deadline is September 30 every year.
The IfR is looking for highly motivated applicants who have obtained their B.Sc. or B.A.
Applicants should speak German and Spanish because you will be studying two semesters in Karlsruhe and Concepción each.


Energy Technologies (ENTECH) is a generic master programme in the KIC InnoEnergy Master School.  It is a programme for engineering students wanting to create the energy technologies of the future.