Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Admissions 2023: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,,Germany

  • Karlsruhe,Germany
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Shilpa Saxena

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a public research university. It is one of the largest research and educational institutes in Germany. It is currently home to around 25,000 students over the world. In exploration and training, KIT accepts accountability for adding to the sustainable arrangement of the grand difficulties that face society, industry, and the climate.

Through its renowned research facilities and state-of-art equipment the universities allows its students to maximize their potential while improving their visibility in the chosen discipline. It offers the scholars and researchers an interdisciplinary and multicultural environment to practice innovation and enhance creativity. This attracts thousands of researchers from overseas to develop their own international network on the university campus.

Many well-known and important inventions and innovations began at KIT. Notable alumni include Karl Friedrich Benz, the automobile engineer who planned the "Benz Patent Motorcar", and Karl Ferdinand Braun who built up the cathode ray tube usually utilized in TVs.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all courses are available to international students?

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology offers over 100 courses to the students. There are more than 60 undergraduate courses, 50 consecutive master’s courses, and 8 postgraduate master’s courses.

International students can choose their major through the following faculties:

Karlsruhe Tech Courses

The university offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in subjects like Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and Financial Engineering. It also offers programs in German and English. It also offers various projects in Biology, Computer Science, Architecture, Art History, etc.

With almost 25,000 students enlisted across its different grounds in Karlsruhe, the university provides around 107 projects of study, 43 undergraduates, and 56 continuous alumni majors.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

The university has set various academic and basic requirements for both undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of admission. English Proficiency Tests are mandatory for students who do not have English as their primary language. The test score requirements differ from course to course. Refer to specific requirements for graduate and undergraduate applicants separately:

Undergraduate Eligibility

The basic eligibility requirements for undergraduate students are:

  • Secondary School Certificate
  • High School Certificate
  • Grades in Physics and Mathematics
  • English language proficiency test
  • SAT test for Mathematics, Writing, and Evidence-based reading (with a minimum of 1200 points)

The language requirements for undergraduate students are as follows:

English Tests

Required Scores


570 on Paper-based test

230 on Computer-based test

88 on Internet-based test


6.5 bands; no band below 5.5


A,B,C Grade


A,B,C Grade

Some courses require their applicants to have German proficiency. The requirements are as follows:

  • At the time of application, all candidates applying for a German course must have B1 proficiency in the German language.
  • At the time of enrolment, applicants can provide one of the following test scores:
    • DSH2 exam accredited by HRK
    • DSD 2 of any German school abroad
    • Test DaF 4444 ( minimum 4*4)
    • Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
    • Goethe Certificate C2

Graduate Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for graduate courses varies with specialisation. Some programmes may require a GRE score while some may require a GMAT. Discussed below are the academic and professional requirements for international graduate applicants:


Academic Qualification

Professional Experience

Master’s in Energy Engineering and Management

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject

1-2 years of experience

Master’s in Financial Engineering

Master’s in Mathematics

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics


MSc Optics and Photonics

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

Experience abroad advised

Master’s in Geophysics

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent


The language requirements for postgraduate eligibility are as follows:

Graduate Courses

Language Proficiency Requirements

Master’s in Energy Engineering and Management

English, TOEFL – 90 iBT, IELTS – 6.5 bands

Master’s in Financial Engineering

Master’s in Mathematics

English (TOEFL – 230) or German (DSH or basic level III)

MSc Optics and Photonics

German and English Proficiency

Master’s in Geophysics

English and German language proficiency B2 and B1 respectively

Note: Some of the courses may have higher score requirements. Please refer to the intended course page on the university website to check the exact limit on each course.

What all documents are needed for the application?

The supporting documents for both international graduates and undergraduates are listed below:

Common Documents:

  • All previous course certificates must include a school passing certificate
  • German language proficiency test if opting for a course is only in Germany, or an English language proficiency test for the course in both German and English medium
  • Passport and Visa (preferred)
  • Valid ID proof
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Resume/CV
  • Financial Statements

Undergraduate Only Documents

Graduate Only Documents

Note: Document requirements may vary with different programs. To check the exact requirements, please refer to the intended course page on the university website.

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology does not charge any application fees from its applicants for any programme they want to pursue. It means that international applicants can apply to the university free of cost.`

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

The tuition fees need to be paid every semester to the university. The fees structure varies as per the programmes. The overall cost of the study is likely to include additional charges such as books, supplies, health insurance, student fees, living expenses, and miscellaneous expenses. The tuition fees and administration costs for different programmes offered by the university to international students for the academic session 2020-2021 are as follows:

Semester Expenses

Amount (in EUR)

Tuition Fee


Administrative contribution


Administrative contribution for student service


Contribution for general students committee


Source: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Note: Tuition fees might vary for different courses and majors. University reserves all rights to revise the tuition fee before a new academic session. To learn about the latest course fees, it is recommended to check the university website.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

The university offers various types of financial aid and scholarship to the students who do not have a stable financial condition or are in need of financial support—starting from grants, loans to on-campus jobs, scholarships. The scholarships are based on the merit, need and academic excellence of students.

Scholarships are given to international students who have almost completed their education or are in the last stage and are about to get themselves registered for their thesis. The loan is provided to students who are in total distress and cannot pay the fees by any other means.

Financial aids are also given to all international students who are in need of financial aid.

Scholarships are given for six months, where a student will get on an average of EUR 250 per month. To get this financial aid, students must maintain a minimum of 2.5-grade points or higher.

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) also offers a scholarship of EUR 350 per month to all international students. However, the majority of the scholarship is offered in the partial term, i.e., it acts as an inherent interest on the principal amount. Students can choose to avail this scholarship or not, as per their requirements.

Note: Scholarship deadlines and amounts may vary. For more details on the scholarship application process and deadlines, please visit the university’s scholarship webpage.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology takes admission in two sessions: Winter and Summer. The tentative deadlines for international students are as follows:



Winter Intake


Summer Intake


*Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage students to check the school/department’s website for the exact deadlines.

What are the steps to the application process?

The process to apply to undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is the same for national and international students. Applicants can apply from the university website using the step-by-step approach as follows:

Step 1: Visit the admission portal at bewerbung.studium.kit.edu/prod/campus/Portal/Start?l=en.

Karlsruhe Application Steps

Step 2: If you are a new user, click on Register and select your desired courses. An activation code will be sent to your email for verification purposes. After that, you can create a password for your account.

Karlsruhe Application Steps

Step 3: After selecting the degree and creating an account, students can fill in all the information, like account details, personal information, contact details, citizenship information, etc. You can read the terms and conditions and click the 'Submit' button.

Karlsruhe Application Steps

Step 4: Students can view or alter application details, whenever they like before submitting the application.

Next, wait for the results.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

Students receive the admission decisions within 3-6 weeks after submitting their applications. Qualifying candidates receive an email about their selection in the university. Applicants may also check the status by visiting the application portal and logging in with their accounts.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances to get into this university? What is the acceptance rate?

The university’s reputation and education quality is highly famous. So, the competition is very high in the university. The university is very selective for its candidates whether national or international. The acceptance rate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is between 20-30%. 

It is recommended to send the application sooner to increase your chances of getting enrolled. Undergraduates with high SAT/ACT scores and exceptional academic skills have more chances to get into the university compared to other students.

How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?

The university has more than 25,000 students enrolled in its various undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional courses.

Karlsruhe Students 2020-2021

Here is a break-up of national and international students who joined Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2020-2021:

Karlsruhe Student Body

Source: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

It includes approximately 4,000 international students, which is 16% of the university’s population.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

The university allows students to work on and off-campus. Part-time work can be done by the students. Karlsruhe Institute allows the student to work part-time while studying.

Working Hours

Students are allowed to work a full day for 120 days or half days for 240 days. Students cannot work for more than 20 hours on or off-campus. During vacations and summer holidays, students can work full-time.


A student working part-time in the university can earn around EUR 5-15 per hour and around EUR 450 per month.


The university also helps with the off-campus opportunities for part-work work and listings. Students can search on:

  • Job search websites like Indeed, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Visit a retail outlet and apply for vacant positions
  • Social media platforms
  • Quarterly job fairs

Note: International students are advised to check the conditions of working in a foreign country on their study visa. They are also advised to confirm any specific instructions on the same from their respective departments and faculties. Under no circumstances should they be found compromising with the law and order of the country.

Students must also get familiar with the rules and regulations of working in a foreign country and learn about the minimum wages they are entitled to. For more details, students can check the on and off-campus opportunities on the university website. Also, refer to German Student Visa Guide.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many campuses does the university have?

KIT is distributed in several different locations and is categorised into the following locations:

Karlsruhe Campuses

The main campus of the university is spread over 150 acres of land and has various beautiful forests and parks to allow students to have a relaxing weekend.

Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?

On-campus housing is not available in the university. However, the admission department provides private housing for international students. International students ought to apply for lodging admirably ahead of time with the student association to avail of a reasonably priced accommodation in one of their residence halls.

Off-Campus Accommodation Options and Facilities

Around 3,000 rooms are available around Karlsruhe city for student dormitories. The accommodations are furnished with a washing machine, refrigerator, oven and water heater. Applicants can get accommodations in:

  • Dormitory Palace
  • Youth Hostel
  • Shared Apartments
  • Private Accommodation

Off-Campus Accommodation Cost

The standard living rent for the above-mentioned accommodations is as follows:

Type of Room

Monthly Rent* (in EUR)

Single room


Shared flat


Single apartment


Flat for two persons


Source: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

*Living costs vary depending on students’ lifestyle choices. Additionally, housing and dining rates are subject to change with progressive years. To know the exact costs of on or off-campus accommodation, please check the university’s accommodations webpage.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?

International students may contact the university in case of any doubts or queries at:

Address: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Adenauerring 2, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Website: www.intl.kit.edu/istudies/

Fax: +49 721 6084 4907

Telephone: +49 721 6080

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