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Welcome to Karlshochschule International University! We are a private, state-accredited university of applied sciences that provides students with a practical and career-focused education. We offer unique Bachelor's programmes and a Master's programme that are internationally recognised and have a clear focus on future growth industries and key foreign markets. All our programmes are officially accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).
Situated in the Rhine River plain, between the Black Forest, Alsace and Palatinate, Karlsruhe is a lively cultural and academic centre with some 290,000 inhabitants. It is situated at the centre of a dynamically growing industrial and technology region with the highest concentration of researchers in Europe. The city is renowned for its "joie de vivre" - people here know how to enjoy life. The city boasts a varied cultural scene with concerts, museums, galleries, and several theatres. "Das Fest" - the largest non-commercial open air event in Germany, with over 100,000 spectators annually - takes place in Karlsruhe. With 30,000 students, it is an exceptionally lively city for young people. More than 1,800 hours of sun per year, a relaxed, southern ambience, extensive parks right in the middle of the city, cafés, cinemas, and a lively pedestrian shopping area offer a broad range of leisure activities. The city has an outstanding public transportation network, linking the city to nearby tourist areas such as Baden-Baden, Heidelberg, Freiburg, Lake Constance, Switzerland, and France. Germany's big cities and other popular destinations in Europe are easy to reach via train or plane.
Integrating and supporting our students is our top priority. This involves close contact with professors as well as a service-oriented, accessible administration and academic offices. We offer: Programmes instructed in English German and English language courses at different levels German culture classes Academic counselling Open-door policy of professors Assistance with the application procedure Advice on accommodation for students Assistance with student visas and residence permits Counselling on financing and scholarship programmes Counselling on internship applications Assistance with practical matters and organisation of leisure activities by the International Office and student advisers Introduction days at the beginning of the study programme Excursions and extra activities with professors Specific events and excursions for international students, e.g. to Heidelberg, Strasbourg or Berlin Pick-up service from Karlsruhe train station Online platform for international students