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UNIVERSITY OF KIEL - [CAU], KIEL, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

Kiel, Schleswig-HolsteinLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1665Established Year
  25957Enrollment

University of Kiel: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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The Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (CAU) or known internationally, the University of Kiel is the oldest higher education institute in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. It is located in the city of Kiel, which lies close to the Danish border. Since 2006, Kiel University has been a member of the German Universities Excellence Initiatives. 

CAU has been in existence since 1665 after when there was a drastic shortage of educated priests and civil servants in the duchy. It is one of the most prestigious and popular universities in Germany. The modern state university’s botanical garden is a big attraction for natives as well as tourists from around the world.

Rankings

Kiel University is globally ranked #233 and nationally ranked #19 by CWUR World University Rankings, 2018-2019.

University of Kiel Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year1665
Number of Study programs190
Tuition FeeNot Charged
International Student Percentage8%
Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance (international)€ 10,236
Number of Students27,000+
Contact International Student Counsellor+49 431 880-533 | akoslowski@uv.uni-kiel.de
Official Websiteuni-kiel.de

University of Kiel Programs, Campus, and Residence

  • The University of Kiel has 8 faculties which collectively offer 190-degree programs for students to choose from.
  • In addition to offering study programs in nearly 80 subject areas, the university also organizes summer schools for international students to get better acquainted with university lifestyle and academic demands.
  • All international students must directly contact the Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein for accommodation. 

Currently, the rent for these dormitories ranges from EUR 190 to EUR 230. Doctoral students are not eligible for Studentenwerk housing but may avail accommodation in private residence halls or apartments.

English Language Programs for International Students

While there are various programs offered by the University of Kiel, International students can opt for many courses taught in English at the University of Kiel. It has master programs, doctoral programs, language courses and summer courses with English as their teaching medium.

Popular graduate programs offered in English

SubjectPrograms Offered
Life Science/ MedicineMolecular Biology and Evolution,
Medical Life Science,
Applied Life Science,
Applied Scientific Dental Education and Research &
Hospital Management
EconomicsQuantitative Economics,
Quantitative Finance, &
Environment and Resource Economics
Mathematical Finance EngineeringMaterial science and engineering,
Material Science and Business Administration
Marine and GeosciencesBiological Oceanography,
Climate Physics: Meteorology and Physical Oceanography &
Marine Geosciences
Environmental StudiesEnvironment Management(Double Degree),
Applied Ecology,
Sustainability,
Society and the Environment,
Environmental and Resource Economics
Language and Cultural StudiesEnglish and American Literatures,Cultures, and Media
Agriculture/ Nutrition SciencesAgriGenomics,
Dairy Science

Interested applicants can find program related information on their respective departmental websites.

University of Kiel Admissions

Application Deadlines

Applicants may apply for 2020-2021 admissions in either winter or summer sumester. Application deadline varies according to the type of subject and program being opted. Latest deadlines for different applicants is tabulated below:

DeadlinesSummerWinter
Restricted Admission subjects(all applicants with foreign education qualifications)January 2July 1
Admission-free Subjects(all applicants with foreign education qualifications)January 15July 15

Applicants must ensure the deadlines and important guidelines are confirmed via respective departmental websites of the programs they are interested in.

Admission Requirements

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification; Bachelor’s Degree (required for graduate programs)
  • *Apply online via Uni-assist 
  • CV, Letter of Motivation, Thesis Summary (masters & doctoral programs)
  • Proof of German Language Proficiency: DSH 2; TestDaF Lvl 4; telc German C1 University [The European Language Certificate]; German Language Diploma [DSD 2]; German Language Test 2 [Munich Institute of Languages and Interpreters]; Goethe Certificate C2
  • Valid ID Passport
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Proof of adequate financial means (Ability to spend at least € 670 per month)

*Applications should be sent directly to the respective department for certain International Master Programs. Applicants must note that just by completing the mandatory online application will not be sufficient. After applying online, the application documents need to be mailed to Uni-ASSIST.

University of Kiel Tuition & Other Costs

The University of Kiel does not charge its students a tuition fee for the duration of their study. However, a social fee of 259 EUR must be paid each semester. 

Other monthly expenses have been tabulated below:

ExpenseAmount in EUR
Rent€ 280
Groceries, clothing, & other needs€ 323
Books & Study Material€ 170
Health Insurance€ 80
Total€ 853

The estimated annual cost of attendance for students of the University of Kiel is € 10,236.

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

The CAU only awards scholarships to international students who are a part of the international exchange programs. Hence it is advised not to apply or request for scholarships before the studies commence. However,

  • Candidates should look for scholarship sponsors from their home country and come to attend the University only after demonstrating their ability to spend at least € 670 per month.
  • International students (non-EU/EEA countries) can take up paid jobs for either 120 full days or 240 half-days in a year.

To get a better overview of scholarships and financial funding to be able to study in Germany, students can consult DAAD for financial aid and information related to scholarships in Germany.

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Institution TypePublic
Student Population25957

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    Ahmed khondakar, BANGLADESH Master of science [m.sc] medical life sciences on-campus
    University of Kiel
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    9.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    STUDYING AT UNIVERSITY OF KIEL

    When I received an email through the university, within a nick of time I deposited the required documents and fees. Because studying here is a matter of great pride for me. The University of Kiel is a peculiar leading university known for its world-class professors, beautiful campus, and famous alumnus. I also submitted a fee of 55 Euros.


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    My course is a full-time program. The course provides training for careers in biomedical research. We get to work high-end research labs. In-depth information on the paleogenetics of disease is provided to us. I am also given an opportunity to write my Master's thesis in the labs of research partners.

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