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?


Limited availability of the International Students Office

The International Students Office is only accessible to a limited extent. Please expect a delay in responses to your request via the contact form.

Remission of tuition fees

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

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: https://www.med.kit.edu/240.php

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)


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“Your opinion is important!” -The integrative importance of freedom of expression and freedom of the press

With the project "Your opinion is important!", the Turkish Community in Baden-Württemberg wants to make young refugees and migrants more aware of the importance and value of freedom of the press, information and opinion, and to inspire and empower them to exercise these fundamental rights. 

In the program: thematic workshops with media professionals, monthly debating clubs, published "Interviews of the Month" and much more.


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Counselling offer for Eucor students

You are a student of one of the Eucor partner universities Basel, Freiburg, Mulhouse or Strasbourg and have questions about studying at KIT or Eucor? The Eucor team at KIT will be happy to support you! Please contact us during the regular consultation hour or make an individual appointment.

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International students in Germany – listen up! We are looking for you

We are in search of testimonials for the campaign ‘Study in Germany – Land of Ideas’.
Become part of our ‘Study in Germany’ testimonial team, connect with other international students, learn about content creation, take part in exciting video and photo shootings, and share your experience with prospective students all around the world!
Does this sound like something you could be interested in? Great! Here is the first information you need to know to become part of our campaign team. 

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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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.


In December 2022 STUBE-BW invates you to the following seminars:

Global Learning - How to address and raise awareness about global issues
2. - 4. December 2022 I Stuttgart


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.

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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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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.


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.