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KARLSRUHE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - [KIT], KARLSRUHE, BADEN-WURTTEMBERG

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

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology also referred to as KIT, is a public higher education institution that 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 excellent status in 2006 after competing in the German Universities Excellence Initiative.

According to the Times 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.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Rankings

  • Ranked #5 in Germany and #124 in the world by QS World University Ranking 2020
  • Ranked among 100 best universities in the world in 9 subject areas by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • Ranked #58 globally in Natural Sciences and #68 in Engineering & Technology by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • Ranked among top 50 universities globally in mechanical engineering(43), physics(42), and material sciences(43) by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
  • Ranked #=175 in the world by THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Ranked #4 in among German Universities for Engineering by THE World University Rankings 2019

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year2009
Annual Budget (2018)€881 million
Total Enrollment24,381
Number of Study Programs Offered107
Tuition Fee for International Students€1,500
International Student Percentage20%
Total number of Professors336
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance (international)€ 12,908 (approx)
Contact International Office+49 721 608-44911
student@intl.kit.edu

Programs offered at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • 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 levels.
  • 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 in Engineering Sciences, with nearly 15,000 students enrolled in it.
  • For international students, KIT offers 1 bachelor’s degree program (Mechanical Engineering), 11 master’s programs, and 5 doctoral programs completely in English.
  • Most of the programs offered by KIT in Engineering, Life Sciences, and Computer Science are top-ranked nationally and globally renowned.
  • The university offers various double degree programs in partnership with universities in France, other parts of Europe, and Asia. This allows for KIT students to go abroad and international students to experience life at KIT.

Campus and Accommodation Facilities

  • 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.
  • Situated in the heart of the city, KIT’s campus sprawls over 150 acres of land with a park and a forest close to it.
  • Accommodation can be hard to find in a foreign country. The international office at KIT assists foreign students with finding a place to stay in Karlsruhe.
  • International students should apply for housing well in advance with the student union to avail inexpensive accommodation in one of their residence halls.
  • Nearly 3000 rooms are available in student dormitories by the Studentenwerk Karlsruhe.
  • 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:

Generally, application deadlines for German Universities follow a similar pattern, i.e., 15 July (winter semester); 15 January (summer semester). However, a list of dates and deadlines meant to be followed by international students seeking admission to KIT is tabulated below.

Type of programWinter Semester DeadlineSummer Semester Deadline
Bachelor 15 JulyNo programs offered in Summer term
Preparatory Courses15 July15 January
German language Courses15 July15 January
Masters programs with restricted admission (NC)15 July15 January
Master programs with no restrictions30 September31 March
Master Optics & Photonics30 AprilNA
Master Water Science & Engineering15 June15 December

All of the above-mentioned deadlines are meant to be strictly followed by prospective students who wish to study at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The university does not entertain any applications after the deadlines.

Admission decisions for applicants are released in 3-5 weeks by the university. Selected candidates are required to register for the chosen program to confirm their seat at KIT.

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 here.

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population26593
Average Cost of Attendance$3,330 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio73 : 1

Test Scores for International Applicants

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Language Proficiency
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IELTS-6.5- -

Attendance Cost

$3,330

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$3,330 / Year
Post Graduate Program$3,330 / Year

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School

Carl Benz School

Avg. Fees: $19,210
Address: Schloßpl. 19, 76131 Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics

Avg. Fees: $3,330
Address: Schlossplatz 19 76131 Karlsruhe Germany

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
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    9/10academic
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    Edvard haugland, SOUTH KOREA Bachelor of science [b.sc] mechanical engineering (international)
    Carl Benz School
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    SOUTH KOREAN STUDENT'S REVIEW

    Following completing my schooling I searched for the university that offered employability, quality lectures, individualized service package, support, additional training, and study guidance in order to develop my professional profile. Then I came across The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. I decided to study here as it possesses all the features that I wanted to acquire.


    Course Curriculum - 

    My course will be completed over a duration of 3 years that comprises of 6 semesters. The classes kicked off with the preparatory course in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English. After two years of concept-based studies, I will be given a chance to choose from specialization in either Automotive Engineering, Energy Engineering or Global Production Management. I liked this method of teaching as all of us will be on the same page at the end of the day.

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    76131 Karlsruhe
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    Bus Station

    Karlsruhe Studentenhaus0.12 Km
    Karlsruhe Studentenhaus0.12 Km
    Karlsruhe Durlacher Tor/KIT0.52 Km
    Karlsruhe Durlacher Tor/KIT0.55 Km
    Karlsruhe Karl-Wilhelm-Platz3.29 Km
    Karlsruhe Karl-Wilhelm-Platz3.32 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Schloss-Apotheke0.69 Km
    Pharmacy Ettlinger Tor1.23 Km
    Congress Apotheke1.43 Km
    Hof-Apotheke1.49 Km
    Apotheke am Nymphengarten1.54 Km
    Apotheke 291.67 Km
    Karl-Apotheke1.69 Km
    Friesen-Apotheke2.41 Km
    Vita-Apotheke3.01 Km
    Terrassen-Apotheke3.46 Km
    Bahnhof Apotheke3.76 Km
    Charlotten-Apotheke4.02 Km
    Markgrafen Apotheke4.17 Km
    Heinrich-Heine-Apotheke5.26 Km
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    Thalia Karlsruhe - EKZ Am Ettlinger Tor1.2 Km
    Thalia Karlsruhe1.23 Km
    Stephanus-Buchhandlung1.44 Km
    Anime gates - Manga / Comic1.55 Km
    Metzlersche Buchhandlung1.58 Km
    Labyrinth Teeladen3.18 Km
    Kleinsteuber books3.39 Km
    Thalia4.12 Km
    Wolfgang Friedrich Wendel Schallplatten-Antiquariat4.12 Km
    The bookstore BiB GmbH4.41 Km
    boesner GmbH - Karlsruhe4.81 Km
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    Parkhaus Karlsruhe0.93 Km
    Primark1.12 Km
    Schuecenter1.12 Km
    GALERIA (Karstadt) Karlsruhe1.15 Km
    Tedi1.2 Km
    Ettlinger Tor Karlsruhe1.22 Km
    Parking Karlsruhe1.38 Km
    Postgalerie Karlsruhe1.69 Km
    Durlach Center2.49 Km
    Flohmarkt Duale Hochschule2.95 Km
    Nahkauf3.62 Km
    Voelkner3.91 Km
    Schefflenz4.11 Km
    Christopher Weber4.35 Km
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    ViDia Kliniken3.02 Km
    Helios Heart Surgery Clinic Karlsruhe3.08 Km
    Kindernotfallpraxis Karlsruhe3.3 Km
    Herr Dr. med. Wolf Esser3.37 Km
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    Kinderklinik Karlsruhe3.4 Km
    Herr Dr. Winfried Astheimer4.55 Km
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    FlugSim4U5.11 Km
    Flugsportverein 1910 Karlsruhe e.V. Roland Helfer7.13 Km

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