Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

History

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology was created in 2009 as public research university, itself the result of the merger of the polytechnical University of Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe Research Center.

In the present day, Karlsruhe is a member of TU9, an alliance which consists of the leading Technical Universities in the country.

Programs Offered

One of the most interesting aspects of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is that it offers courses in both it’s native German, as well as offering some completely in English, both for national residents and foreign students, as such the available programs will wary depending on your chosen language, some of their courses are:

  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies 
  • Mathematics External 
  • Water Science and Engineering 
  • Energy Engineering 
  • Green Mobility Engineering 
  • Management of Product Development 
  • Production and Operations Management 
  • Electronic Systems Engineering and Management 
  • Service Management & Engineering 
  • Financial Engineering 
  • Engineering and Management 
  • Optics and Photonics 
  • Erasmus Mundus Europhotonics 
  • Energy Technologies

Admission requirements

As per German law, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology requires students to provide proof of a university entrance qualification, which as a matter of fact, depending on your country of origin might not be the same as your secondary school qualification.

On top of that the university has it’s own assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung; FSP), which will be required of some potential students, and is presented after a one-year preparatory course.

Student Life

With a combination of an university campus that doubles as a research center, the students of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology  face an unique experience in their school life, the result of this is various internships that make full use of their research labs.

Additionally the city of Karlsruhe counts with many cultural offerings, which the university takes advantage of for varied events, which range from workshops to open-air events, all in all making sure there’s always something to do for a student at KIT.

Part-time work

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has been awarded multiple times for it’s policies to support Work and Family, this means that it ultimately is an university with a dedication to support multiple life styles and families, while this includes commodities such as Child Care for students and employees, for work this means the university offers schedules friendly to support both a education career and a work career, as well as offering internships for students during breaks, however during this period they’ll be expected to continue taking exams.

Fees

The basic tuition fee at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is EUR 1,500, however, this amount is mostly aimed at international students, and as such many potential students will find themselves exempt of this rule, amongst them the following:

  • Students of EU/EEA 
  • International students who have a German “Abitur” 
  • Abroad Students established in Germany 
  • Students who enter KIT through cooperation programs

Ranking

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is currently ranked as number 232 in the global ranking of universities, which makes it the 18th best university in Germany.

University Contact

Address:  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1 76344, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Phone: +49 721 608-0

Email: sekretariat@ikp.kit.edu

Summary

The combination of research center and university, as well as it’s broad network derived from research make the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ideal for those interested in research based programs and careers, particularly those who veer towards the science and engineering programs the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has a long history with.