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

Start dates & application deadlines

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English, Partially taught in German, Partially taught in English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or an at least equivalent degree in the Bachelor’s Program of Materials Science and Engineering or a program with essentially the same contents at a university, a university of applied sciences, or a cooperative state university in Germany or at a university abroad must have been reached within 4a standard period of studies of at least three years with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits
  • Mandatory minimum knowledge and minimum achievements according to Art. 6.
  • .The applicant has not ultimately failed in an examination required according to the examination regulations of the Master’s Program of Materials Science and Engineering or a related program with essentially the same contents and the entitlement to the examination has not been lost for other reasons

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.

155 € (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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