Top reasons to study here

  • Carl Benz School prepares graduates for playing an active part in contributing to the industry and global economy
  • The Carl Benz School of Engineering intends to meet the new global standards and changing educational demands throughout the world.
  • Carl Benz School students are given constant guidance and support, they may join various field trips.



Carl Benz was born in 1844 in Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany. Despite the limited means of his family, his mother insisted upon providing him with a good technical education. Being a diligent student, Benz passed the entrance exam to study mechanical engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, formerly the University of Karlsruhe, formerly Polytechnic College.


The Carl Benz School of Engineering is the Mechanical Engineering College of the worldwide renown Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.


Student services

The IstO is offering information and service for German students who are planning a semester abroad as well as for international students who are planning to study at KIT. Besides, IstO supports students in searching for internships abroad and informs about possible financial support possibilities.The campus of the International Department is located right next to the historic castle of Karlsruhe in the center of the city, but still at a very calm place. It meets high service and living environment standards: WLAN and modern technical equipment are available for all students. Additional services like a cleaning service and washing facilities complete the accommodation features.

Housing services

Students at the International Department live in 122 single and double rooms distributed over three floors. Groups of four to six students share a modern kitchen as well as dining and working areas. These shared sections all overlook an attractive atrium which is used for various student activities, open-air assemblies, and meetings. In this way, it is ensured that students from different nationalities form a group in order to promote a maximum of intercultural exchange.

Library services

The KIT-library supports students and scientists around the clock with over two million books and 28.000 magazines. Focus areas are natural sciences, technic, and economic sciences. The latest literature is freely accessible in the respective disciplinary reading rooms. Additionally, the library offers several services over the internet.

Student Life

Campus life

The Carl Benz School of Engineering is part of the International Department of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The International Department building is situated in a first-class location in the middle of the bustling downtown of Karlsruhe. From the Carl Benz School Campus, the campus of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the center of Karlsruhe with its shops are easily accessible.

Student clubs

The students at the Carl Benz School are organized in SAID, the Student Association of the International Department. It was founded in 2005 with the aim to enhance the students' experience at the Carl Benz School.


The KIT is system-accredited by AAQ. All Carl Benz School programs are accredited by the internal quality assurance system of the KIT.