Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) 

Public (Technical University)
  • Overview
  • Locations
  • Facts & Figures
  • Admission Info
  • Living

Date of Establishment


University Status





University Type

Technical University

Best Known For


Lecture Mode



The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is known as "the Helmholtz Association's Research University." As Germany's only university of excellence with national large-scale research, it provides students, researchers, and employees with exceptional learning, teaching, and working environments. The roots of the university educational institution can be traced back to 1825. KIT now employs over 9,000 people, with more than half of them engaged in multidisciplinary research in the natural sciences, engineering, economics, humanities, and social sciences. As a result, the KIT is one of Europe's largest scientific institutions. KIT considers innovation to be one of their primary tasks, in addition to excellent teaching and cutting-edge research. In this way, they not only generate and disseminate knowledge for society and the environment, but also create economic applications from it. KIT's mission is to help humanity overcome global challenges by conducting pioneering research in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. The main goal here is to maintain constant contact and exchange with society. The university provides a wide range of educational opportunities, such as cross-disciplinary studies and work-study programs. At KIT, education tends to be theoretically oriented in the first semesters of a course, with a strong emphasis on mathematics for engineering and natural science courses. However students can choose between practical and theoretical topics in later semesters. Admission policies differ by department. While some departments choose students based on the quality of their high school diploma and extracurricular activities, other departments, such as physics, informatics, and meteorology, do not. Before students are allowed to complete their course, all courses require a minimum number of passed exams, known as Orientierungsprüfungen or orientation assessments, in the first three semesters.

Admission Info

Intake :

Summer, Winter

Degrees offered (type) :







Application Mode :


Tuition Fees

Fees (EU)

tuition fees logo

Fees (non-EU)


Avg Private Rental close to Univ

University Comparison Icon

Studentwerk Rent


Highly competitive

Accommodation Situation

Practical Tip

Finding a room is VERY DIFFICULT around this University. Start ASAP. You are most likely on a waiting list for a student hostel accommodation even if you delay few days.

Don’t waste a minute. Get in touch with Student Affairs of your University (Studentenwerk) right after you receive your admission.

Connect with Student Associations specifically for your country.

Join social Media groups for Expats / Students for this city.

Connect with previous batch students from your country.

For temporary stay check out Youth Hostels in your city.

Be aware of internet scams. Never pay without viewing the place.

Write in German when contacting private landlords.

Explore More Universities