Karlsruhe Institute of Technology or Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) - public higher education institution in Germany. KIT began its academic activity in1825. The main building of the university proudly stands in Karlsruhe inside an urban campus.

University ranking. In Germany Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is at the top 10 universities. The university can boast a strong track record, ranking 10 in the national ranking of Germany. It ranks the highest in the following disciplines «Engineering and Technology», «Natural Science», «Social Sciences and Management», «Physics», «Chemistry». The university is famous for its high education quality ranking in the top 200 in the international rating. Thanks to its high educational standards the university graduates are quite popular among employers of Germany and the world.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission board requests both the certificate of previous academic performance and examination results. The competition is quite mild with a ratio of 1 to 3. The academic year is traditionally divided into semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 3,460 USD. KIT is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 3,460 USD per year of study. Despite the tuition gees being quite low, the students often participate in scholarship programs. On the official website of the university (http://www.kit.edu) you can read more about the programs and associated tuition fees.

The composition of the university. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is among the largest universities that educates more then 25 thousand students. The university accepts both local and foreign students. Every 7 student is a foreign citizen. More than 2300 teachers are employed by the university. The academic staff mainly consists of foreign specialists Both students and the academic staff can participate in the university’s international exchange programs. You can find the university on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin, which might tell you more about the day to day life of KIT.

Infrastructure of KIT. The university has its own library. The university is a part of the European University Association (EUA) in addition to being a member of the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), TU9 - German Institutes of Technology, CLUSTER.
Ranking   143   6
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Country Germany
City Karlsruhe
Bachelor (foreigners) 3,460 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 3,460 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 333 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 333 USD/year.
Living expenses $645 -1,242 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 30%
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1825
Abbreviation KIT
Teachers 2,320
Students 25,417
Foreigners 14%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Knowledge is Enlightenment
• Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
• European University Association (EUA)
• Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)
• TU9 - German Institutes of Technology
World ranking 143
Country ranking 6
Academic Reputation 168
Employer Reputation 49
Quality of teaching 106
International Faculty 262
International Students 299
Citations per Faculty 181
Ranking in world by sphere
Engineering and Technology 62
Natural Science 34
Social Sciences and Management 396
Ranking in world by discipline
Physics 51
Chemistry 76
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 143
QS World University Rankings 93
ARWU Academic Ranking 201
Cost of living in Karlsruhe
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 273 378
Food 163 358
Transportation 50 149
Communications and utilities 110 175
Clothing 23 85
Sports and leisure 27 97
Total 645 1,242
Accommodation in Karlsruhe USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 276
Shared room in city centre 382
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 461
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 559
Alternative title
Arabic معهد كارلسروه للتكنولوجيا
German Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Spanish Instituto Tecnológico de Karlsruhe
French Institut de Technologie de Karlsruhe
Japanese カールスルーエ工科大学
Korean 카를스루에공과대학
Portuguese Instituto de Tecnologia de Karlsruhe
Russian Технологический институт Карлсруэ
Chinese 卡尔斯鲁厄大学
old Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Official Description

On October 01, 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Universität Karlsruhe (founded 1825) and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (founded 1956). KIT bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: A university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Within these missions, KIT operates along three strategic fields of action: research, teaching, and innovation. Seven KIT-Centers pool the research activities, eleven KIT-departments stand for a research- and student oriented teaching and learning culture.

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