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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

  • Kaiserstraße 12
  • 76131 Karlsruhe
  • Phone: +49 721 608-0
General remarks
This University is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Kind of Institution and funding body University, public
Year of foundation 1825
Total number of Students 22,802
Students at this campus 22,802
Semester contribution 154,20 € *
Tuition fees There are no study fees.

Students by area of study

Medicine, Health Science
0.0 %
Natural Sciences, Mathematics
17.2 %
Law, Economic and Social Sciences
15.2 %
Humanities, Languages
3.6 %
Engineering Science (incl. Computer Science)
60.9 %
Other studies
3.1 %

Students by type of degree pursued

Bachelor's degree
57.5 %
Master's degree
37.3 %
Teacher qualification degree
4.3 %
Pre-Bologna degrees
0.1 %
Other types of degrees
0.9 %

Central services

Opening hours central student counselling
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Special features regarding the library
Locations: KIT Library South; KIT Library North; FBH on the grounds of HKA; FBD at DHBW-KA;4 departmental libraries: Architecture, Computer Science, Mathematics and Economics; Other small libr.; Stock: Printed books: 1,854,962 ; Electronic books: 183,602; Printed journals: 1,089; Electronic journals: 168,433 ; University theses: 175,132; Digital inventory: 206,647; Services: The academic focus is on the Natural Sciences and Engineering Science; Open around the clock during normal operation, the 24-hour library on the south campus has 1,700 workspaces.; The Seatfinder service provides information about available learning and work spaces; During the coronavirus pandemic, the number of workstations is limited; a booking system with different time slots guarantees reliable space assignments; Broad spectrum of guidance and courses, both online and on location, introduces students to the variety of services the library provides (e.g. on literature management, good scientific practice or for research). more information
Foreign language center and courses
There is a foreign language centre. Languages offered: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, Turkish, Arabic, Dutch. KIT students may attend the language courses of the EUCOR universities (University of Basel, University of Freiburg i. Br., Université Haute Alsace Mulhouse, Université de Strasbourg). more information
Special features regarding university sports
The university offers its own sports programme. Students attending the institution can participate in the PH Karlsruhe sports programme. Some courses are free of charge, some subject to fees. 3 sports halls, 1 multi-functional open-air hall, 1 gym, 2 martial arts rooms, 1 grass court, 1 with artificial turf, 2 beach volleyball courts, 6 tennis courts, 1 shot put area, 1 outdoor climbing wall and 1 outdoor gym; Swimming pool, sauna; WALK-IN, Centre for Fitness and Health (1,200 customers); 78 disciplines, 370 courses, 24 external properties (sailing house, rowing boat house, surfing facility, 3 artificial turf pitches, 3 grass pitches, etc.). more information
Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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