The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, also referred to as KIT, is a public higher education institution which came into existence in 2009 by merging the University of Karlsruhe (est. 1825) and Karlsruhe Research Centre (est. 1956).
Located in the city of Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, KIT is a prominent member of TU9 (a conglomeration of the best technical & engineering universities in Germany). Karlsruhe Institute of Technology was granted an excellence status in 2006 after competing in the German Universities Excellence Initiative.
According to theTimes Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has been ranked 135th globally. Among German Universities under 50 years of age, KIT was ranked #9 in 2017 by THE.
|Annual Budget||€902 million|
|Number of Study Programs Offered||107|
|Tuition Fee for International Students||€1,500|
|International Student Percentage||20%|
|Total number of Professors||367|
|Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance (international)||€ 12,908 (approx)|
|Contact International Office||+49 721 608-44911 | email@example.com|
Application Deadlines: 15 July (winter semester); 15 January (summer semester) Applications for bachelor’s program are only accepted for the winter semester. German preparatory courses can be applied to for both winter and summer semesters. Master degree programs may have varying deadlines. For master degree programs without restrictions, the deadlines are: 30th September (winter semester); 31st March (summer semester) Admission Requirements
Candidates have to apply online through the application portal on the institute’s website. After completing the application, candidates need to print it out and send it along with required documents to the university’s international office.
International students from non-EU countries at KIT enrolled in bachelor’s, teacher’s and consecutive master’s programs are required to pay a tuition fee of 1,500 EUR per semester. Additionally, a semester contribution of 154 EUR (approx.) is to be paid by each and every student of the university twice every year. Other monthly costs of living in Karlsruhe have been tabulated below:
|Transport & Communication||€60|
|Books & Others||€25|
The international office of KIT provides two types of financial aids:
General Financial Aid: All international students who find themselves in economic distress due to no fault of their own can apply. Students must have performed well in their studies.
STIBET Financial Aid: International students who are in the last stage of their study who have registered or are about to register for their thesis can apply. Aid is awarded to students who unexpectedly fall in financial distress and have no other means of funding themselves.
Both of the aids are provided for up to 6 months. At least 250 EUR per month is given as financial aid. Students are required to maintain a grade point of at least 2.5 to be eligible.
Other scholarship programs for international students in Germany can be browsed
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|Post graduate Tuition Fees||$231.78|
|Start of Application process||-|
|End of Application process||July 15, 2019|