What Are Double Degree Programs?

Double degree programs are international study programs developed by KIT in close cooperation with selected foreign partner universities. As a student of a double degree program, you will do part of the studies in Karlsruhe and part of the studies at the partner university abroad. In the end, you will be conferred two degrees: the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree of KIT and the foreign degree of the partner university.

 

What Are the Advantages of KIT’s Double Degree Programs?

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As a student of one of KIT’s double degree programs, you will not only study at a German University of Excellence with unique research opportunities, but will also be conferred the degree of another renowned foreign university.

Join lectures by renowned experts of the partner institutions, obtain insights into latest research institutions of other countries, or experience first-hand the sometimes completely different university and science systems!

Saving Time
For a double degree program, you will need no or only little additional time compared to regular studies for just one degree – thanks to the well-coordinated study contents and automatic recognition. A double degree program can be completed within a much shorter time than two separate study programs.

Automatic Recognition

KIT will automatically recognize the study achievements made at the partner university. Vice versa, the partner institution will recognize passed courses at KIT.

 

This is due to the close cooperation of both universities in developing study programs and in quality assurance. Recognition of study achievements is laid down clearly in the cooperation agreement of both universities – there will be no discussions regarding recognition of subjects.  
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Remission of Tuition Fees and Grants
As a student of a double degree program, you are exempted from the payment of tuition fees at the foreign partner university. Hence, you may obtain a foreign Bachelor’s or Master’s degree without having to accept the sometimes very high tuition fees you would have to pay as a regular student there.
In addition, you may receive financial support under various grant programs. For details, read the program description (list at the end of the page) or contact the International Students Office.
A Well-organized Network

As a student of a double degree program, you are no lone fighter, but part of a group of German and international students having the same goals and interests and facing the same challenges. Contact the Alumni Clubs for practical help and first-hand recommendations.
Of course, you will have fixed contact persons at the KIT departments, the International Affairs Business Unit of KIT, and at the partner university, if you need support in academic and organizational matters. Support also includes preparatory and accompanying language courses.
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Excellent Work Opportunities

Your two degrees will work as exclusive entry tickets to a world full of opportunities! Work in Germany, in the partner country, or the rest of the world? A doctorate or maybe even a double doctorate?
No matter how you will decide: With the degrees of two renowned universities and your extra portion of scientific, language, and intercultural competence, many doors will be open to you worldwide!

Which Double Degree Programs Exist? Where Can I Find Further Information?

Double degree programs have a long tradition at KIT, such that the number of offers is rather high. Most double degree programs have been agreed upon with France. However, double degree programs are also offered in cooperation with other European countries and countries in Asia and South America.
In the list below, all double degree programs of KIT are sorted according to countries. Every cooperation is linked to a program description where you are informed in more detail about the course of studies, the application procedure, funding options, and data of your contact partners.
In general, it holds: The respective KIT Department is responsible for content support. In case of double degree programs with France, both students and KIT Departments are supported by the German-French Initiative (KIT-DeFI). Under Doppelabschlussprogramme, you will obtain useful information on e.g. grants. 
 

List of KIT’s Double degree Programs

Last update: June 24, 2021
Nr.  
Land
Partner-Hochschule
KIT-Fakultät
Studienrichtung
Studien-zyklus
Programm-beschreibung
1
Argentinien
Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)
Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Maschinenbau
Master
2
Argentinien
Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), Córdoba
Fakultät für Bauingenieur-, Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften
Regionalwissenschaft
Master
3
Bulgarien
Technische Universität Sofia
Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Mechatronik und Informationstechnik
Bachelor
4
Chile
Universidad de Concepción (UdeC)
Fakultät für Bauingenieur-, Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften
Regionalwissenschaft
Master
5
China
Tongji University Chinesisch-Deutsches Hochschulkolleg (CDHK)
Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Maschinenbau
Master
6
EU
Aix-Marseille Université
Ecole Centrale de Marseille
Barcelona Universities
Tampere University of Technology
Vilnius University
Fakultätsübergreifend
Photonik
Master
7 EU
Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa
Uppsala University
Université Grenoble Alpes
Fakultätsübergreifend
Energy Technologies
Master KIT-Energy Technologies (InnoEnergy)
8 Frankreich Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM)
Metz
Fakultät für Maschinenbau Maschinenbau Bachelor
Master
Doppelabschluss KIT-ENSAM
9
Frankreich
École Nationale Supérieure d‘Architecture de Strasbourg (ENSAS)
Fakultät für Architektur
Architektur
Master
10
Frankreich
École Polytechnique (EP) Paris/ Palaiseau
Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Maschinenbau
Bachelor
Master
11 Frankreich École Polytechnique (EP) Paris/ Palaiseau Fakultät für Mathematik Mathematik Bachelor
Master
Doppelabschluss KIT-EP Mathematik
12 Frankreich École Polytechnique (EP) Paris/ Palaiseau Fakultät für Physik Physik Bachelor
Master
Doppelabschluss KIT-EP Physik
13

Frankreich

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) 
Lyon

Fakultät für Maschinenbau

Maschinenbau

Bachelor
Master

Doppelabschluss KIT-INSA Lyon

14 Frankreich Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA)
Strasbourg
Fakultät für Bauingenieur-, Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften Geodäsie und Geoinformatik Master Doppelabschluss KIT-INSA Strasbourg
15 Frankreich Université de Rennes Fakultät für Informatik Kryptographie Master Doppelabschluss KIT-Rennes
16 Frankreich
Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)
Fakultät für Informatik
Informatik Master
17 Frankreich Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik  Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik  Bachelor
Master
Doppelabschluss KIT-UGA Elektrotechnik
18 Frankreich Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) Fakultät für Physik Physik Master Doppelabschluss KIT-UGA Physik
19 Frankreich Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften Wirtschafts- ingenieurwesen Master Doppelabschluss KIT-UGA WiWi
20
Korea
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Daejeon
Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Maschinenbau
Master
21 Ungarn 
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik 
Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik 
Bachelor