24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The interdisciplinary Master’s program Materials Science and Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) prepares students for exciting careers creating and improving materials for modern technologies and innovative applications.

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In the English-taught track of the Master’s program Materials Science and Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) , students from different disciplinary and cultural backgrounds are brought together in an enriching environment. An excellent support ratio as well as German courses help international students in familiarizing themselves with living and studying in Germany.

Excellence in Teaching and Research

The English track of the program is made possible in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O), which is jointly carried by KIT and Heidelberg University. New courses led by Principal Investigators of 3DMM2O are part of the program with the objective to lay the foundation and specifically prepare international students to continue their work in the Cluster after graduation.

Material Science at KIT has a considerable reputation. For example, the journal U.S. News ranks KIT Materials Science at the top of German universities 2020. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, Materials Sciences at KIT are ranked second in Germany and among the top 50 worldwide. Additionally, the new Material Research Center for Energy Systems (MZE) on KIT Campus South aims at forming a stronger network between KIT, Fraunhofer Society and relevant companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetics
  • Simulation
  • Properties
  • Materials Characterization 





Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent degree in the field of Materials Science and Engineering (or equivalent) with above average grades. The Bachelor degree has to be completed with a minimum of 180 ECTS points or within a regular period of study of at least three years (if the Bachelor degree has not yet been conferred by the closing date for applications, but will be completed before the registration, you can apply with a preliminary transcript of records).

  • Knowledge in Metals and Materials Physics, Ceramics, Polymers, Functional Materials, Higher Mathematics, Technical Mathematics, Experimental Physics and Inorganic or Applied Chemistry. If applicants do not exactly fulfill the skills, they may nevertheless be enrolled in the program by passing a written entrance examination at KIT.
  • English Language Proficiency (TOEFL iBT: 88 pts or more, IELTS: at least 6.5 overall and no section below 5.5)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

153.69 € (administrative contribution)

Living costs for Karlsruhe

780 - 1140 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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