Starting Your Studies at KIT

Information, contact, study organization - important topics at a glance

The start of your studies marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life. At the beginning, there are many questions: What do I have to consider? Which courses do I have to attend?  How can I finance my studies? In addition, there are everyday matters outside of university life, such as finding a place to live or sports and cultural activities. In order not to forget anything, we would like to guide you to the most important information about studying at KIT in a clear and compact way.

The President of KIT, Prof. Holger Hanselka, welcomed the new students at the traditional welcome ceremony at KIT.

Video message by KIT's Vice President for Higher Education and Academic Affairs, Prof. Alexander Wanner.
Transcript of the video message

Hier gibt es die wichtigsten Infos für neue Studierende. (Foto: KIT)
Things to know for first-year students

Orientation, mentoring, KIT-Card and more

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Wichtige Infos zum Thema Studium und Corona gibt es in den laufend aktualisierten FAQ. (Grafik: KIT)
Studying during corona pandemic

The Corona pandemic also means a great challenge for your studies. In the continuously updated FAQ you can find out what to keep in mind

FAQ on the corona virus
Zwei Studierende sitzen vor einer Tafel nebeneinander. Die Studentin hält ein Tablet, auf dem sie dem Studenten etwas zeigt.
How to Ersti

In short clips on YouTube, we explain the most important things new students need to know at KIT.

Alle wichtigen Infos zur Organisation des Studiums am KIT findet ihr hier. (Foto: KIT)
Organize your Studies

Important points of contact, information on campus management portal, study spaces, forms and more

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Informations- und Beratungsstellen am KIT gibt es hier im Überblick. (Foto: KIT)
Advice and help

An overview of the information and counseling points at KIT: Where to go with my request? Who can help me with my problems?

Advisory Services
Am und rund ums KIT gibt es zahlreiche Möglichkeiten, sich zu engagieren. Welche, erfahrt ihr in der verlinkten Übersicht. (Foto: KIT)
Getting involved

AStA, university groups, student councils - there are numerous ways to get involved in your studies and beyond

Karlsruhe bietet vielfältige Möglichkeiten, auch abseits des Studiums. (Foto: KIT)
Living and housing

In addition to organizational matters such as financing your studies and the housing market, you will find information here about the many opportunities that Karlsruhe offers

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Für Studierende des KIT gibt es zahlreiche Kanäle, um auf dem Laufenden zu bleiben. (Foto: KIT)
Watching. Reading. Listening.

Our channels for you: from social media to audio and video formats to the student magazine clicKIT

Communication channels
Vielfältige Sport- und Kulturangebote gibt es rund um das KIT. (Foto: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
Culture and sports

Around KIT, there is a comprehensive range of recreational activities from theater to musical ensembles to university sports

Am KIT gibt es Beratungs- und Informationsangebote für Studierende die aus dem Ausland kommen oder ins Ausland gehen wollen. (Foto: KIT)

Advisory services for international students, exchange programs, language courses and more

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Der Campusplan bietet einen Überblick über die Campus des KIT. (Bild: KIT)
Campus map

Administration, institutes, lecture hall, buildings