KARLSRUHE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - [KIT], KARLSRUHE

Karlsruhe, Baden-WurttembergLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1825Established Year
  26593Enrollment

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.

Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year2009
Annual Budget€902 million
Number of Study Programs Offered107
Tuition Fee for International Students€1,500
International Student Percentage20%
Total number of Professors367
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance (international)€ 12,908 (approx)
Contact International Office+49 721 608-44911 | student@intl.kit.edu

Programs, Campus, and Residence

  • The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology imparts world-class higher education and interdisciplinary research facilities through 11 academic departments. The programs are offered both in German and English at the bachelor’s and master’s level.
  • The institute is one of Germany’s leading universities in the discipline of computer science. The most popular faculty at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is Engineering Sciences, with more than 15,000 students enrolled in it.
  • The university has several campuses in Karlsruhe, the second largest city of Baden-Württemberg. Its north campus is located in the city’s administrative district, whereas its south campus is located in the city center.
  • International students should apply for housing well in advance with the student union to avail inexpensive accommodation in one of their residence halls. However, only a limited number of seats are available.
  • Various other housing facilities are available such as student residences provided by agencies other than the student union, youth hostels (temporary cheap accommodation), shared flats, and private agencies providing housing.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Admissions

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

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • All official transcripts in German or English
  • CV
  • German Language Proficiency: DSH 2 (HRK accredited); TestDaF (at least 4x4); DSD 2 of German schools abroad; Goethe Certificate C2; telc German C1 College; Examination part German of the assessment test.
  • English Language Proficiency: Required for programs taught in English
  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of financial resources
  • Proof of Health Insurance

How to apply?

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.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Tuition Fees & Other Costs

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:

Rent€355
Food€168
Transport & Communication€60
Clothing€42
Books & Others€25
Health Insurance€90
Leisure/Personal€60
Total€800

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

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

AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 232
Post graduate Tuition Fees$231.78
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 10,452
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
26,593
International Students
5,318
Male : Female Ratio
72:28
Student : Faculty Ratio
26:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES
Application Deadline
July 15, 2019
Start of Application process -
End of Application process July 15, 2019
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
20-30
Total Applications
-
Min. 88
+49-721-6080
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76131 Karlsruhe
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