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 Admissions and secretary's office

On September 15, 2021, the staff of Admissions and the secretary's office are not available. Requests via the contact form will be answered.

Remission of tuition fees

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

Closed until further notice

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: 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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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.

Job market in Germany

The Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HKA) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) invite you to: Job Market in Germany.

Online event series for international students of our two universities as well as for academics and prospective students with a refugee or migration background.

Weitere Informationen zu Veranstaltungen
In October 2021 STUBE-BW offers the following seminars:

Berufsvorbereitende Praktikums- und Studienaufenthalte im Ausland (BPSA) – Vorbereitungsseminar
9. Oktober 2021 | Stuttgart

Qualifizierungsworkshop „Globales Lernen“ für studentische Multiplikator*innen an Schulen und Gemeinden
22. – 24. October 2021 | Weil der Stadt

Welcome to virtual event series „Start your Studies in Baden-Württemberg“!

April 29 - July 15, 2021

Are you a student and thinking about studying in Germany? Would you like to get in touch with international students from all over the world who are doing their studies at a university in Baden-Württemberg, the German Southwest? Then you are definitely in the right place.
Have a look at the virtual events „Start Your Studies in Baden-Württemberg“ we are offering this year: International students tell you about their experiences in Baden-Württemberg, and they´d love to answer your questions.
The event series is in English and free of charge.

Digital Running Challenge: KIT Run 2021

KIT runs:  KIT students and employees are challenged to participate in the digital running challenge.
In each category - BASICINTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED - respectively in the Individual Challenge and the Group Challenge, many attractive prizes will be raffled, including assorted sports packages (e.g. non-cash prizes or free sports offers) and non-cash prizes from the EPiCUR universities.

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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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. 


“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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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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Grenzenlos - Globales Lernen in der beruflichen Bildung

20-22 August 2021 I Wiesbaden

WUS invites foreign students from Africa, Asia and Latin America to the project "Grenzenlos – Globales Lernen in der beruflichen Bildung". In "Grenzlos", students can expand their knowledge of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and become active as multipliers at vocational schools. At the end of the free qualification in four modules, you will receive a multilingual certificate. It's worth taking part!

Click here to register online.

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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.