University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe, Germany
With around 6,000 students, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences is the largest university of its kind in Baden-Württemberg. Located within the city's green belt, the campus is only a few minutes' walk from the city center.



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.


It is mainly universities, and not universities of applied sciences, which are engaged in research. Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences is an exception to this and is counted among those universities of applied sciences in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg who place a great emphasis on research. As well as being right at the top with regard to raising third-party funds.

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe!


Student services

In order to facilitate your studies, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences offers comprehensive auxiliary services and institutions

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.

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

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.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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