A Brief Introduction
Also known as KIT,The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; German: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) is widely recognized as one of Germany’s premier research and education institutions. It is recognized for its high quality in research work around the world.
Founded in 1825, it was initially a public University known as Fridericiana. KIT was established in 2009.
A member of the TU9 German Institutes of Technology, it has been accredited with the excellence status in 2006 as part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative, ranks amongst the top ten universities in Europe for engineering and natural sciences and 6th in overall citation impact.
In 2015, the QS World University Rankings placed the University 93rd in global rankings across all disciplines and 62nd and 34th place in engineering and natural sciences.
In the 2013 Taiwan ranking, KIT (world rank 61) remained the best German University in the engineering and natural sciences, ranked in the engineering sciences ahead of the RWTH Aachen (world rank 89), the Technical University of Munich (world rank 94) and the Technical University of Dresden (world rank 108). For the natural sciences KIT (world rank 51) led the domestic comparison against the LMU Munich (world rank 62), the University of Heidelberg (world rank 72) and the Technical University of Munich (world rank 81).
Located in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg , the institute is distributed over several locations. The North campus is situated in the administrative district of Karlsruhe near Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, whereas the South Campus is 10 km away, in the heart of the city of Karlsruhe.
There are further locations in the cities of Karlsruhe, Dresden, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Ulm.
Germans and international students alike have the opportunity to undertake their entire degree at KIT.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology offers more than 80 modern degree programs in:
- Engineering and Economics,
- Natural Science and Informatics,
Since Germany is known for its lack of accommodation and the difficulty students face in finding an appropriate one, we advise students to begin searching for one before the winter season, when the Semester is about to begin.
Students can get the accommodation in theses ways-
- Student Union Residences
- Student residences from other agencies
- Sharing an apartment (Wohngemeinschaften – WG)
- Private accommodation
- Youth hostel
For more information on accommodation, please refer to the following link-
Cost of living ( €= 75.09 dated- 29-6-2016)
General Expenses per month Amount
Rent, additional expenses included (students residence / shared flat):
Clothes, linen, personal hygiene:
Current expenditure on a car:
Health insurance, medical expenses, medication:
Phone, Internet, radio and television license fees:
Total Cost of living (only car):
Total cost of living (only public transport):
Total cost of living (car + public transport):
Food and Drink
Breadrollat a bakery:
1 liter UHT milk at discounters:
Cup of coffee at the university cafeteria:
Cup of coffee at a cafe in the city center:
Pils (type of pale lager) 0.5 at a pub in the city center:
Caipirinha or a Cuba Libreat a cocktail bar:
Pizza Margarita at a pizzeria:
Small French fries to-go:
Leisure and Sport
Gym membership (month)
Entrance fee to the outdoor swimming pool:
Entrance fee to the indoor swimming pool:
Entrance fee to the tanning salon (ten minutes at lowest setting):
Culture and Entertainment
Movie ticket (cheapest day, cheapest category):
Ticket for a performance at the Municipal Theatre (best day, lowest category):
Entrance at a student party at the university:
Entrance for a student disco in the city (possibly including minimum consumption):
Entrance for a major disco (possibly including minimum consumption):
For the information of the tuition fee please refer the following link-
Scholarships are available for stays in all countries but most of them are partial in nature, i.e., amount to 350 Euros per month.
For more questions, feel free to contact the International Students Office or directly the DAAD.
The inventor of the automobile, a graduate who also received an honorary Ph.D. in 1914
The founder of liquid crystal research
The co-founder of technical thermodynamics
Winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Who is known as the originator of the hydrogen bomb
Founder of mechanical engineering in Germany
Advising & counseling
To gain access to the advising and counseling cell of the Institute, please click on:
Address: Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 721 6080