Kiel University has an eventful history spanning more than 350 years. It started off as a state school, overcame upheaval and crises, finally developing into a successful international research centre.
Kiel University is dedicated to research-based teaching and learning. Therefore, the development of new teaching approaches is evolving constantly at the interfaces between research from the different scientific disciplines. Students from all over the world benefit from this: research results are quickly integrated into programme curricula and our academic staff is trained in-state-of-the-art teaching methods.
The CAU is Schleswig-Holstein’s only fully-fledged university with a major focus on research. Over time, four dynamic priority research areas have systematically developed which are based on strong disciplines interacting together - Marine Science, Life Science, Societal and Cultural Change, and Nano Surface & Interface Science. Each individual research area makes a substantial contribution towards dealing with at least one of the grand challenges of our time.
The CAU is embedded in an international network of scientific, cultural, political and economic contacts and partnerships. This way, the University became a vibrant member of the scientific community and the society, which provide important impulses for CAU's productive development in return.
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The rent in the various dormitories is currently € 190,00 to € 230,00 per month.
The Institute for Science Education's library in Kiel is a specialized scientific reference library. At present, the library comprises ca. 35,000 media units, 50 e-books and it also subscribes to 110 scholarly journals. Momentarily the e-book stock is being widely extended.
You can chose between private and statutory (public) health insurance carriers and companies in Germany. Up until you turn 30 years of age (or up to the 14th full study semester) you must essentially be insured by a statutory health insurance carrier. Only in exceptions will you be allowed to take out private insurance. Please check this with the International Center.
A new medical research and teaching campus for Kiel University is being constructed along Feldstraße. It will be formed out of three new research buildings, a new study centre and refurbished buildings at the area of the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH).
You are looking for an opportunity to discover new kinds of sports, to exercise your favorite kind of sports or to actively balance your studies?University Sports of Kiel University is the right place for you. A wide-ranging offer of courses, the free sports and games offer, but also the close proximity of our sports facilites as well as our close coopereation with the Fitness Center FiZ, located at Olshausenstr. 71, provide you with a maximum of sporting variety and possibilities for socializing. On the following pages, you can find all there is to know about our institution and our offer.
In Kiel we have the Geomar which is well known for its climate and marine research. The great thing is that even if you're not signed in directly to a program at Geomar you can still go there and take most of the classes. I enjoy studying in Kiel and having all these opportunities. In the Geography program they'll make your life a li bit hard if you really want to focus on...
Studying at CAU of Kiel requires lots of energy. Students need to be hardworking and they should dedicate most of their hours of a day for studying. Because no matter how well a student study the exams are probably going to be much harder than the notes, documents, slides available in the university portal. Therefore find a job and working during the semester is not a...
The warm welcome from CAU and its partner institute Geomar was visible since the application process. I've never felt without support, and all of my questions were rapidly answered. Upon arrival, I found out that the university also had amazing classes and many, many research opportunities. I feel like applying to CAU Master's programme was the best decision for my career!