A day at KIT: at the “uni for beginners” event on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 starting at 8.30 a.m., pupils can get information on study programs and training opportunities at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The institutes and central organizations of KIT will introduce themselves in around 150 events. Employees will also take the time to answer questions at information desks in the Audimax foyer (Straße am Forum 1, building 30.95).
Traditionally, employees and departments of the eleven KIT faculties introduce their study programs and research projects a few weeks into the winter semester, with lectures, workshops and tours covering a wide spectrum of subjects across all departments. At 8.30 a.m., Professor Alexander Wanner, Vice President for Higher Education and Academic Affairs at KIT, will welcome the pupils in the Audimax foyer (Straße am Forum 1, building 30.95).
Until 4 p.m., both the KIT faculties and various service organizations will provide information in the foyer of the Audimax. Among the organizations to introduce themselves are the MINT-Kolleg Baden-Württemberg, the House of Competence (HoC), the ZAK | Center for Cultural and General Studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the KIT Career Service, the International Students Office, the KIT-DeFI Franco-German initiative, and the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe. Here pupils will also receive information on vocational training at KIT.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Study Centre for the Visually Impaired (SZS) will host an open day to present its offering for visually impaired or blind students. Lab visits and tours through the 24-hour library and the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) round off the program. This year, the Karlsruhe Science Office has its own booth as an external partner, providing information about the science city of Karlsruhe and its projects.
The Student Advisory Center (zib), which is organizing the information day, will tell students all they need to know about application, admission, and career guidance and advice. Information on financing is also included in the program: the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe as well as scholarship holders explain that it’s not only above-average grades that decide on whether a student receives a scholarship. They will also explain who is entitled to BAföG student loans and which amounts can be paid out. What’s more, there will be useful tips on how to apply.
A printed brochure of the program is available at zib, building 11.30, Engelbert-Arnold-Straße 2, Campus South at KIT.
A PDF of the program is available here:
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