Semester Abroad

Especially the study time is ideal for spending a few months abroad. This can take the form of a study abroad (one or two semesters) or an internship, but also as part of a measurement campaign of the institute. As a student you have the advantage of being able to use exchange places at partner universities or institutions and a number of scholarship programs for financial support.

In bachelor studies the time from the 5th semester is generally suitable. Interested students should, however, inform themselves about the possibilities in good time, since the preparations are usually 1 to 1 ½ years. As a rule, the respective home university is responsible for the recognition and crediting of study and examination achievements abroad.

We've put together some basic information on the following pages to give you a first look. The International Students Office (IStO) is responsible for advising and preparing students for stays abroad at KIT. Among other things, the IStO helps with the following questions:


  • Where abroad can you apply?
  • How does an application work?
  • What funding opportunities are there?
  • What health care must I do for stays abroad?
  • Which insurance do I need?
  • Do I have to take a leave or do I normally return to my appointment?

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