Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

HKA is not only one of the largest and most research-intensive universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg. With our broad spectrum of subjects from engineering, computer science, economics and design, we are able to place teaching, research and further education on a broad knowledge base. 

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Social Sciences (1)



With around 7,500 students, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg and has a clear focus on applied research in addition to teaching. It has faculties for architecture and civil engineering, electrical engineering and information technology, computer science and business informatics, information management and media, mechanical engineering and mechatronics, and economics. The study programmes are characterised by a high level of practice-oriented teaching content and outstanding study conditions. 


As a university, we contribute to a sustainable society with practice-oriented and application-ready research and development. In order to enable and support this overarching goal, we address in particular the essential requirements of resources, work, mobility and information within the framework of our specific research areas.

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Housing services

As the housing market in Karlsruhe is generally tight, as it is in most student cities, one strategy when looking for a room is to not only look for offers in the immediate vicinity of the university. The Student Services (Studierendenwerk) Karlsruhe manages more than 20 dormitories with a total of 2,790 places throughout the city. Unfortunately, this means that only a small proportion of students in Karlsruhe can find a place here, although first-semester students are given preference in the allocation process. It is advisable to apply as early as possible, up to six months before the move-in date. A certain contingent of dormitory places is reserved for exchange students from partner universities of HKA.

Library services

The library of the HKA is a branch library of the KIT Library and is responsible for the supply of literature within the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. It is located in building A/upper floor on the campus of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. The Campus-Card serves as a library card. This must be registered for use at and activated on site.

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 of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences is located in the middle of the city and at the same time in the countryside, to the west of the Palace Garden and on the edge of the Hardtwald forest. Five of the six faculties are located here on an approximately 10-hectare site. The inner-city campus buildings are all within easy walking or cycling distance. The Bruchsal branch campus is only a good 20 km away from the main Karlsruhe campus. 

Student Reviews

good experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the different international programs that we have, even though i was not able to make use of them myself due to covid. Sometimes the organisation of classes was a bit confusing. All exams are in one month. Some might like that, some dont.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I do not want to write a review at the moment.

my dream is to become a math teacher. Help others with math in the best way possible
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

Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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