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Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

The popularity of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences is reflected in the increasing number of its applicants, which has continuously climbed over the past few years. This positive trend is likely due to the fact that the university has obtained excellent results in important, international university rankings.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)



Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences goes back to the "Großherzogliche Badische Baugewerkeschule" (The Grand Duchy of Baden College of Building) founded in 1878. In 1919 it was renamed "Badische Höhere Technische Lehranstalt (Staatstechnikum)" (Baden Higher Technical School – State College of Technology). The "Staatstechnikum" then became a formative concept beyond Baden.


Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences offers degree programs in the engineering, computer science, business, and media fields.

These programs are taught across the following six faculties: Architecture and Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Information Management and Media, Computer Science and Business Information Systems, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, as well as Management Science and Engineering.


Alongside teaching, research plays a vital role at the university. It is one of its core competencies and is seen as an important part of its profile. Continuing academic education also occupies an important position and allows the University to fulfil its legal mandate.


It is of most importance to us to provide our students with high quality academic training and to optimally prepare them for their future careers – e.g. by additionally offering special courses, arranging contacts with the industry, or by supporting them in reaching their examination goals. This is what we strive for.

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Student services

The International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt, AAA) at HsKA is responsible for the university’s international relations. We are the central point of contact for our overseas partners and the main service center for our international students and guest lecturers on campus.

We also give advice and support to our local students on their study abroad options and to our academic staff on their international activities.

By actively promoting new co-operative agreements with overseas institutions and additional international programs, the AAA plays a key role in setting the university’s international agenda.

Housing services

As there are eight higher education institutions in Karlsruhe, the rooms in a student hall of residence are strongly sought after. Therefore we recommend that you start dealing with the accommodation matter as soon as possible.

The International Office of HsKA has a small number of rooms in a hall of residence at its disposal, as applicants at the Studierendenwerk (Student Services) are usually placed on a one-semester waiting list.

Students to the international programs and exchange students will receive information about the application procedure when they receive their admission, or shortly afterwards.

Library services

The Fachbibliothek Hochschule Karlsruhe (FBH), which forms part of the library of the University of Karlsruhe KIT, provides HsKA students with technical literature. The CampusCard serves as library card.

Medical services

There is no sickbay at campus, only first-aid helpers. A current list of doctors and dentists is provided by the International Office in the exchange student Welcome Package; otherwise see us for this list or refer to Yellow Pages. Always have the insurance card with you, in case of emergency, as it needs to be presented when you see a doctor.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus is located on the edge of the Hardt forest, yet within walking distance from the city center.

The rapid growth of the university in recent years has made it necessary to make use of satellite buildings, which include Amalienstraße, Hoffstraße, Daimlerstraße, and Hertzstraße.

Sports facilities

Whether you like lacrosse, underwater rugby or ninjutso, or rather prefer traditional sports like basketball, gymnastics or athletics - no problem, because the University of Karlsruhe KIT offers a comprehensive range of sports courses, which all students of Karlsruhe institutions can use, for a small semester fee.

Student clubs

The AStA (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss, corresponds roughly to a Student Union) was changed by law in January 2014 to the "Verfasste Studierendenschaft" an institution incorporated under public law, of which all HsKA students automatically are members. Now, the managing board of the VS is called AStA. The AStA representatives are elected at the beginning of every winter semester out of the student body. Their work can be described as informing, organizing, and taking part in decision-making.

Student Reviews

Study at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The city of Karlsruhe is a perfect place to study. It is full of students and is therefore full of live. The University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe is one of the best institutions to study Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (Business Administration and Engineering) in whole Germany. To programm is very taff but doable.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Overall I can say that being a student within the International IT Business program at Karlsruhe University of Applied Science has been a very nice and challenging experiece. The university staff is really professional and the infrastructure is helpful. Living in a Studentenwohnheim in Karlsruhe is a very good way to enjoy the student life and save money. The city is not...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The courses are quite different than in my university, it gave me an other aspect of view. Living in a dormitory is about 250 euro per month, the shops and transortation are very cheap.