Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

3.7 out of 5 (11 ratings / 10 reviews) Karlsruhe, Germany
Students who are studying at one of HsKA's worldwide partner universities and who wish to spend part of their studies at HsKA as an exchange student should consult the pages at International or look through the International Program (IP) modules.

Master's Programmes

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



he 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. 


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


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

  • For international students: evaluation of students' application documents and counseling on admission requirements
  • For exchange students from partner institutions and students of international programs: Advice on organizing your stay before coming to Karlsruhe, accommodation, financial matters, insurance matters, visa questions.
  • For current students: Advice on possibilities and conditions of study abroad semesters and financing possibilities.

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 city of Karlsruhe is an important commercial and administrative center in south-west Germany with over 300,000 inhabitants. It is situated in the Rhine valley, on the border of the Black Forest, and has a comparatively mild climate with warm summers. Its proximity to France and Switzerland offer many opportunities for excursions.

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

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Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have had a lot of good new experience in college. We have learned many good subjects and we have mastered mathematics even more

Good infrastructure with more Theoretical knowledg
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My journey with sensor system technology is very good so far, i have learnt so many concepts and also much of a practical experience from the labs i have attended which are currently used in the industry. The lectures are more industry-oriented than conceptual oriented and i can see what is actually happening in the classes and relate to the current industry.

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Provided by ESN rated 3 out of 5 stars

Demanding but fair. Good Infrastructure. Food alright.


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