Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, located in Germany offers admissions to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral study programs in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Financial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc. The institute has been ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for at least 10 subjects offered by it and is a reputed name in the list of top German universities.
The institute offers programs in German and English. It also offers a number of other programs in Biology, Computer Science, Architecture, Art History, etc. With nearly 25,000 students enrolled across its various campuses in Karlsruhe, it offers approximately 107 programs of study, 43 undergraduate and 56 consecutive graduate majors. The institute is a fairly competitive university with an acceptance rate of around 20-30%.
Some of the salient features regarding admissions to Karlsruhe Institute Of Technology are mentioned below:
|Application Portal Type||Online (official website)|
|Application Fee||Not mentioned|
|German Language Proficiency||TestDAF, DSH2, Goethe Certificate 2, etc.|
|English Language Proficiency||TOEFL,IELTS|
|Academic Calendar||Semester wise|
|Intake Season||Summer, Winter|
|Mode of Payment||Online|
All intake seasons have certain application deadlines that applicants must adhere to in order to be considered for admission to a range of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels offered by the university. Following are the deadlines for bachelor’s programs:
|Winter||July 15 (August 20 for academic year 2020-2021)|
Graduate Programs Deadlines:
|Program Type||Deadline (Winter Semester)||Deadline (Summer Semester)|
|German Language Course for DSH||July 15||January 15|
|Master with Restricted Admission||July 15||January 15|
|Master without Restricted Admission||September 20||March 31|
|Master Optics & Photonics:||April 30||-|
|Master Water Science and Engineering:||June 15||December 15|
The university welcomes students from all over the world for its programs. International students however may have a few different requirements for admissions as compared to domestic or EU students. The admission requirements are listed below.
Application Portal: Online application
Application Fee: Not mentioned
Basic Admission Requirements:
Attention: Application will only be valid once all the documents have been stamped and signed by the applicant’s current (home) university and have arrived by ordinary mail at the International Students Office at KIT.
The institute requires German language proficiency for all it’s applicants (especially foreign nationals). Those planning to apply to German language taught programs would require to appear for German language proficiency tests. All applicants require a B1 German language proficiency at the time of application. However, on enrollment, applicants can provide any of the following test scores:
Applicants who do not have English as their primary language may need to provide proof of their English language proficiency like TOEFL, IELTS etc. in case they are enrolling for English language programs at KIT. These requirements may differ from course to course. Refer the program of your interest for specific requirements. Following are the test scores required:
|IELTS||6.5 and no section below 5.5|
International students who do not have German citizenship or are not permanent residents need to apply for a German student visa in order to study at the university. Students are advised to apply well in advance in order to have enough time to apply for a visa. The documents required are listed below.
Students need to apply for a study residence permit in order to enter the country and study at KIT.
KIT welcomes students with disabilities and requires them to contact the International Students Office as soon as possible, so that special care can be taken during preparation.
There are several programs available to students to choose from at KIT. These programs include Mechanical Engineering (only bachelor’s program offered in English), applied earth sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, architecture, etc.
Application Portal: EU/EEA Applicants
Application Fee: Not mentioned
The program offered in Mechanical Engineering is the most well-known KIT program and the requirements are mentioned below :
The institute umbrellas a number of schools that offer masters programs. These are offered in German and English some of these include Financial engineering, optics and photonics, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, etc. for international applicants seeking to study in Germany.
Application Portal:Online application portal
The following are some of the program specific requirements for a few of the popular English taught programs at KIT:
|Requirements||Master in Energy Engineering and Management||Master in Financial Engineering||Master’s in Mathematics||M.Sc Optics and Photonics||Master in Geophysics|
|University qualification||Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject||Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject||Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics||Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and above average grade||Bachelor’s degree or equivalent|
|Professional Experience||1-2 years of experience||1-2 years of experience||-||Experience abroad advised||-|
|References||Required||Required||-||Letter of recommendation, Letter of motivation||-|
|Language Proficiency requirements||English, TOEFL – 90 iBT, IELTS – 6.5||English, TOEFL – 90 iBT, IELTS – 6.5||English (TOEFL - 230) or German (DSH or basic level III)||German and English||English and German language proficiency B2 and B1 respectively|
|Other||-||-||-||Extra curricular activities and qualifications||-|
Applications to the university are competitive. Students are advised to maintain their profile on a high in order to have higher chances of being selected for admission at Karlsruhe Institute Of Technology. Applicants can submit their documents by mail and send it to the institute.
Ques. Can I apply for two Master’s programs at the same time at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology?
Ans. Yes. However, two individual applications for the same will be required by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Ques. Do I need to submit original documents to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology at the time of application?
Ans. No. Copies can be submitted at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, original documents will be required at the time of enrollment.
Ques. Is application with a provisional school certificate possible at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology?
Ans. Yes, but all official documents must be submitted by enrollment to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Ques. How will I know the decision on my application by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology?
Ans. You will be notified by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology via email regarding the decision on your application.
Ques. Do I need to explain the grading system on my transcript to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology?
Ans. Yes, that would be advisable by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Ques. What level of German should I know in order to apply at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology?
Ans. Level B2 would be sufficient for admissions at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.