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  • Locations: Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
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  • Restrictions: UK applicants only
  • Program Cost and Budget: Academic Year, Spring
  • This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

UK Exchange: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Karlsruhe, Germany

Program Overview

This is a rare opportunity for engineering majors to combine research and study on an exchange experience. 
From January to March students can conduct research with a Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) faculty member and then spend April to July taking classes.

German Language Requirement
It is strongly recommended that participants have successfully reached the equivalent of A2 level in German (according to the Common European Framework for Reference for Languages - see the European Language Levels - self assessment grid) by the time of participation in the program.
This means participants should have completed German 102 before the start of the exchange program.

The KIT Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and Biosciences, Chemical and Process Engineering require a B1-level of German language.

KIT offers an optional 3 week pre-semester German language course before the start of fall and spring semester. This course is not a substitute for the requirement that students have reached the equivalent of A2 level in German at the time of application to the exchange program.

German language courses are also offered during the semester.

Students taking Mechanical Engineering courses at KIT can take a bypass exam after their return to UK to receive full credit.  The following courses are available:

Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering
Thermo II Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering II Spaceborne SAR Remote Sensing
Automotive Control Systems Introduction to Microstrip Antennas
Mechanical Design I and III Hardware Modeling and Simulation
Engineering Mechanics II and III Systems Engineering for Automotive Electronics
Physics Lab for Mechanical Engineers Management Systems for Communication Networks
Advanced Math Optical Communications-Components
Computer Science for Engineers Advanced Radio Communications II
Service Engineering (Operations Management in Service and Administration)  
Product Development - Design Process  
Production Management  
Virtual Engineering  
Production Techniques Laboratory I  

Search the KIT online course catalog for courses taught in English.

At KIT, the spring semester is referred to as summer semester.
Course listings are not published until shortly before the start of each term so search for courses offered in the summer semester of the previous academic year.

Explore the KIT International Student Handbook.

This program is open to undergraduate students in the College of Engineering.  
Students must possess a valid passport at the time of application to this program.

Required Applications 
2 | UK Education Abroad & Exchange University
Students will be notified by the UK Exchanges Coordinator on how to access the Exchange University application AFTER their UK application has been approved.

For More Info, Contact:
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Exchanges Coordinator,


Academic Credit

Students will earn transfer credit from KIT. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by KIT. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.

  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.


Housing & Meals

Students apply through the KIT International Students Office for accommodation in a residence hall. These furnished single years have a fixed lease period of September - August (for academic year participants) or March - August (for spring semester participants). In addition to shared kitchens in the residence halls, the student cafeteria serves hot lunches (about 2-3 Euros per meal) each day.

Student Life
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Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please click on the Program Cost and Budget information for each term. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.



This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.