The town of Karlsruhe was founded in 1715. Karlsruhe's distinctive center was designed to imitate the sun's rays, with its streets and avenues fanning out from their central point--the tower of the baroque palace and its palace gardens. The city is full of green spaces, gardens, sport complexes, parks and bike riding trails, and has been rightly named the 'Stadt im Grünen' (The City Surrounded by Nature). Karlsruhe is a city of approximately 300,000 inhabitants and is a center of culture, commerce and the German judiciary branch of government.
Find more info at Wikitravel and find your way around on the Karlsruhe map.
Take a look at the Links to BW Journals and Blogs and read what students in Germany have to say about their experience.
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is the oldest technical university in Germany. Its 12,000 students are enrolled in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Architecture, Engineering, Computer Science, and also the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Carl Benz School of Engineering offers undergraduate course work in Mechanical Engineering in English, see also this link.
Please note that all students are expected to have an A2-level of German proficiency by the time of their arrival in Karlsruhe.
Take a look at the course catalogue and the module handbooks: Links to Course Listings in BW
KIT Academic Calendar
Pre-semester Language Courses and Arrival Dates Fall
Pre-semester Language Courses and Arrival Dates Spring
UMass student Charlotte DeVries in Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe has almost 40.000 students at seven universities. The size of the city and the large number of students may make it difficult to find suitable accommodation at the desired date near your campus.
Karlsruhe has an internationally renowned system of public transportation. You can easily reach all districts by tram and/or bus; by these means of transportation or by bicycle you can normally reach your university within 10 – 20 minutes, which is quite fast.
The residence halls are run by the Studentenwerk Karlsruhe and are located in various areas of Karlsruhe. All rooms are singles and program participants will share a kitchen and bathroom with 5-8 other students. Prices vary between Euro 150-300 and have Internet access free of charge.
The program fee includes the pre-semester language and culture course and comprehensive German health insurance for 5 or 10 months for students under the age of 30. Living expenses, including room, meals, and incidentals, are not included in the program fee. For our current cost estimate please see our Program Cost Estimate at the top of the Baden-Württemberg Program page.
Scholarships of up to Euro 400 per month are available through the program. Graduate students engaged in graduate study may be eligible for up to Euro 500 per month. Scholarships are awarded for 5 months for semester students and for a maximum of 10 months.
Additional information on the KIT is available through their International Office.
Read the Baden-Württemberg Handbook 2019-2020 to find important details on your stay.