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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Admissions 2024: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Application Fees & Deadline

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What’s new at KIT? International students willing to study at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology must apply by July 15, 2024 for Winter semester admission.

An unofficial source has mentioned that Karlsruhe Institute of Technology acceptance rate is 26%. Other sources have mentioned that its acceptance rate is between 20% - 30%. This means that KIT is quite selective at the time of admissions. So, to take admission at KIT, the applicants must have an outstanding academic record. Furthermore, they must meet the minimum entry and application requirements. For Karlsruhe Institute of Technology admissions to bachelor’s degree, the applicants must have a school leaving certificate. On the other hand, admission requirements vary at the master’s level, but the minimum requirement is having a relevant bachelor’s degree.

Also Read: Student Guide to Germany 

KIT Admissions 2024 Highlights

Some of the courses whose language of instruction is English at KIT are Mechanical Engineering (International) bachelor’s degree. Some of the master’s degree programs that are completely taught in English are Geophysics, Water Science and Engineering, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics. Check the KIT admission highlights from the table given below:



Application Portal

KIT official website

German language proficiency tests

Level B1: DSH2 / TestDAF, etc.

English language proficiency tests (Master’s)


International student application deadlines

  • Summer Semester: Jan 15, 2024
  • Winter Semester: Jul 15, 2024

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Courses & Fees 2024

More than 100 degree programs are offered by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Check the table given below to know about the details of KIT courses.


1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (42 courses)

– / –

BE / BTech (11 courses)

– / –

MA (13 courses)

– / –

BSc (13 courses)

– / –

MIM (2 courses)

– / –

BA (5 courses)

– / –

B.Ed (4 courses)

– / –

BBA (1 course)

– / –

B.Arch (1 course)

– / –

BJMC (1 course)

– / –

M.Arch (1 course)


Also Check: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Courses

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Admission Dates 2024

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology application deadlines for international students are given below:

Bachelor’s Degrees


Application Deadlines for Bachelor’s Degree


Jan 15, 2024


Jul 15, 2024

Master’s Degrees: Check the respective course webpages to know the exact KIT application deadline

MSc in Computer Science


Application Deadlines for MSc in Computer Science


Jan 15, 2024


Jul 15, 2024

Also Check: Admission Deadlines for German Universities

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Tips: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is one of the most famous and renowned institutions in Germany. It is also in the ranking of top 4 universities in Germany and secures the best ranking in the subject of Computer Science. Being a top university, a student is expected to spend a major part of his time studying and doing worksheets on a regular basis. Things can get a bit hectic sometimes, but in the end, you will be given recognition for passing out from this prestigious institution.
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Tips: The tuition fees for all the international students in all the universities in Baden-Württemberg state of Germany is 1500 Euros at least. Knowing German language would be extremely helpful to connect with other students, but living in Karlsruhe without knowing German is also possible. Everyone at the Bürgerbüro can speak English and a lot of shopkeepers do it too.
Likes (Post study jobs): KIT has a very good reputation among everyone and the employers in Germany. Mechanical Engineering and Informatics are two of the most popular programs here and after successfully getting the degree, getting a job at a company like Mercedes Benz or Siemens is relatively easy.
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Admissions 2024 FAQs

Q:   Is it hard to get into Karlsruhe Institute of Technology?


According to an unofficial source, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology acceptance rate is 26%. Some of the other sources claim that the acceptance rate of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is between 26% - 30%. This means getting into this university is quite competitive.

So, for admission to this university, meeting the entry requirements only will not grant admission. To gain admission, the applicants must have a good academic standing. The general admission requirement for the bachelor’s degree is a school-leaving certificate. In the case of master’s courses, the entry requirements at KIT varies as per courses.  


Q:   Is KIT Germany free for international students?


As per Article 3 LHGebG (Baden-Württemberg Act on State University Fees), international students from third-countries / Non-EU countries attending bachelor’s, teacher’s, and consecutive master’s programs and free movers will have to pay the tuition fee of amount EUR 1,500 per semester. Students can check the cost of living in Germany for International Students from here.


Q:   How can I apply to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology?


KIT Germany admission process for bachelor’s and master’s courses is given below:

Bachelor’s Courses

  • First of all, fill out the online application of KIT
  • Then, submit the application to International Students Office (IStO) as per the deadline
  • After this, the application is processed by IStO
  • Next, the confirmation of admission takes place, which includes DSH and Admission Test for German classes / preparatory college and enrollment at KIT (if direct admission) for higher education studies

Master’s Degree Courses

  • Firstly, fill out the KIT online application
  • Then, submit the application to International Students Office (IStO) according the application deadline
  • After the submission of the application, it is processed by IStO
  • Processing of application by the Departmental Commission is also done
  • Next, the confirmation of admission happens. This includes enrollment at KIT (if direct admission) for higher education studies

Also Check: How to Apply for German Universities?


Q:   What are the documents required to apply to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology?


The documents required for Karlsruhe Institute of Technology admissions are:

Bachelor’s Degree

  • School-leaving certificate in the original language
  • Official translation of the school-leaving certificate (German and English translations are allowed)
  • Country-specific additional documents
  • Proof of German skills: Proof of B1 through the confirmation of participation in the B1 course

Master’s Degree

  • Bachelor’s degree certificate in the official language and official translation
  • Academic transcripts of records / exam results in the official language and official translation
  • Internship certificates (For some of the master’s courses)
  • Proof of language skills
  • Additional documents such as letter of recommendation, motivation letter (As applicable)

Q:   How long does KIT take to process the applications?


In the case of a bachelor’s degree, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology takes 3 weeks to process the applications, whereas, in the case of master’s degree, 4-5 weeks is the processing time. The applications can be submitted online at KIT’s official website. The applicants are going to receive the outcome of their application via email. After this, log into to the portal and download the notice from there. In case, the applicants have received the admission letter, the applicants are required to then accept a study place in the application portal.  


Q:   What rank is KIT Germany?


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ranks are quite impressive in the global rankings. For instance, in the QS World University Rankings, KIT ranks at #119 in 2024 and #141 in 2023. This shows a great improvement in the QS World University Rankings. On the other hand, KIT ranks at #226 position in the U.S. News & World Report in 2023 in the Global University Category rankings. Check the detailed Karlsruhe Institute of Technology rankings from here.


Q:   What are the entry requirements for Karlsruhe Institute of Technology MSc in Computer Science?


The language of instruction of MSc in Computer Science is German. KIT admissions requirements for the MSc in Computer Science course are given below:

  • A passed bachelor’s degree or at least an equivalent degree in the bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science or degree programme with essentially the same content at a university, technical college or vocational academy or dual university at a foreign university. Also, note that the concerned course must have been completed over a standard period of study of at least 3 years with a minimum of 180 ECTS points

Minimum achievements in the following areas are required:

  • Theoretical Computer Science – 15 credit points
  • Practical Computer Science – 30 credit points
  • Technical Computer Science – 8 credit points
  • Mathematics – 25 credit points

Foreign Language

Also, international students need to show knowledge of the German language. For the application, a B1 level of knowledge is required. At the time of enrolment, the applicants can submit a DSH2 certificate or an accepted equivalent thereof

Also Read: MS in Computer Science in Germany 


Q:   How to take admission to KIT BSc in Chemical Biology course?


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology BSc in Chemical Biology admission requirements are given below:

  • School leaving certificate is needed
  • In order to start bachelor’s degree studies in Germany, a university estrange test and / or one completed year of education at an institute of higher education and / or the Feststellungsprüfung (test of aptitude of foreign applicants for studies at German universities)
  • Demonstrate level of knowledge of B1 level for German language proficiency


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