The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, briefly referred to as KIT, was established by the merger of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH and the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) on October 01, 2009. KIT combines the tasks of a university of the state of Baden-Württemberg with those of a research center of the Helmholtz Association in the areas of research, teaching, and innovation.
Engineering sciences, natural sciences, the humanities, and social sciences make up the scope of subjects covered by KIT. In high interdisciplinary interaction, scientists of these disciplines study topics extending from the fundamentals to application and from the development of new technologies to the reflection of the relationship between man and technology.
For this to be accomplished in the best possible way, KIT’s research covers the complete range from fundamental research to close-to-industry, applied research and from small research partnerships to long-term large-scale research projects. Scientific sincerity and the striving for excellence are the basic principles of our activities.
KIT research will primarily be based on the capacities and knowledge of the scientists, who are members of the over 140 Institutes of KIT. They are supported by an excellent and worldwide unique scientific infrastructure.
In KIT these scientists work in fields of competence depending on their expert know-how. Related fields of competence are bundled in areas of competence. Fields of Competence and Areas of Competence make up the Competence Portfolio of KIT.
Eight KIT Centers pool the program-oriented and coordinated research activities at the KIT, represent KIT’s strategic areas of research to the public, and act as communication and strategy platforms for partners within and outside of KIT.
KIT offers vocational training in more than 30 commercial, technical, and scientific professions.
Every year, about 160 young trainees start their vocational training at KIT after qualified graduation at a secondary general school, intermediate school, or grammar school. They are super-vised by about 200 full-time and part-time trainers. Apart from classical vocational training, KIT offers bachelor programs in cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State Universities. Theoretical training phases at a Cooperative State University alternate with practical training phases at KIT.
The International Student Office is the contact point at KIT for all international students and prospective students from abroad as well as for KIT students interested in going abroad.
Services for Current and Prospective International Students as well as Exchange Students:
The accommodation situation in Karlsruhe is quite tense, therefore we recommend you to apply for several housing options as soon as possible.
Cost of Living
The general cost of living in Germany is between 500 - 800 €, depending on your accommodation and life style. In Karlsruhe Student housing and private living are available. The student residences have long waiting lists. Therefore we suggest you to register there early and additionaly to look for a flat on the private market.In the city of Karlsruhe you should calculate around:
The KIT Library provides information resources and services to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA) and the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe (DHBW-KA).
The Software library is a collection of software descriptions coming along with download links. It contains software suites for full waveform inversion as well as tools required in the context of such applications. This covers waveform filters, data and model visualization and seismogram simulation.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is distributed over several locations. While the campus north is situated in the administrative district of Karlsruhe near Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, the campus south is about 10 km away in the heart of the city of Karlsruhe. Moreover, there are further locations in the city of Karlsruhe, as well as in the city of Dresden, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Ulm. Before you plan to visit us, please make sure to get informed about how to reach the location you are looking for.
The walk-in center for fitness, health and diagnostics at the Institute of Sports and Sports Science is really a health-oriented gym. The opportunities include individual strength and endurance training on state-of-the-art fitness equipment under expert guidance, an extensive range of courses, comprehensive in-depth diagnostics and use of the sauna and swimming pool.
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Studying in the bachelors was quite boring because there were a lot of compulsory courses and hardly anything to choose from but it made it easy to find friends. In the masters this changed completely. I loved the endless opportunities I was able to choose from so it was really possible to listen to exactly the courses I wanted to take. The only critics I have about the...
I've met many interesting people,who's ideas and lifestyles influenced me. I realised that communicating with students from all over Europe can open one's mind. The city is perfect for students, not too big, neither too crowded. Wherever you go, you find students. The university is very good, the professors are friendly. I spent my winter semester in Germany, which I...
I liked them in general, but some courses were still old-minded, and there were some "not" nice professors.