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.

Ein Studierende hält seinen Studierendenausweis in die Kamera.
Things to know for first-year students

Orientation, mentoring, KIT card, and more

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Drei Studierende schauen gemeinsam auf einen Laptop und diskutieren darüber.
Organize your studies

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

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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 in German the most important things new students need to know at KIT.

Drei Studierende stehen eng beieinander und unterhalten sich.
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
Mehrere Studierende posieren mit Ordnern und Heften in der Hand vor einem Haus.
Getting involved

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

Die Sonne scheint durch einen großen Baum hindurch. Im Hintergrund sind Gebäude und weitere Pflanzen.
Living and learning

In addition to organizational matters, such as the housing market, you will find information on the many opportunities Karlsruhe offers.

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Ein Handy lehnt an einen Baum, der von Gras umgeben ist. Auf dem Bildschirm ist das KIT-Logo abgebildet.

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

Watching. Reading. Listening.
Eine Person hat ihren Fuß auf einem Fußball.
Culture and sports

Many leisure activities are offered at KIT, from drama groups to musical ensembles to university sport

Viele Studierende bilden gemeinsam die Buchstaben K I T.

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

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Der digitale Campusplan mit Gebäudenummern und Straßen.
Campus map

Administration, institutes, lecture halls, buildings