University town Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe lives from it’s students and also provides the students everything they need. In this section you will be given a short overview of the University and the life in town.

First and last day of classes at KIT
Fall semester 2016/2017: 17.10.2016 – 11.02.2017
Spring semester 2017: 24.04.2017 – 29.07.2017
Fall semester 2017/2018: 16.10.2017 – 10.02.2018
Spring semester 2018: 16.04.2018 – 21.07.2018

University Campus

The campus of the KIT consists of three parts, the “South Campus” which is the main campus and includes nearly every important institution, the “West Campus”, a small part consisting of just a few faculties and the “North Campus”, home of the KIT research centre. Nearly all lecture halls are located at the “South Campus”. The following links leads you to the map of the university:

The Library

Every faculty has it’s own library. Additionally, students have the possibility to study at the central library, located next to the cafeteria, 24 hours each day of the week. The homepage, containing all important informations as well as the access to the digital library, can be entered through the following link:


Besides studying, Karlsruhe and the KIT offer a whole bunch of social activities. There are plenty of fields for different kinds of sports activities all over town which mostly can be used any time for free. Also the university offers courses of all ranges of sports the whole semester. The subscription for the courses is necessary and can be done at following homepage from a certain date on (tba). Most of the courses are very popular so subscription should be done immediately after the disclosure date.

Taking the bike

Because of it’s flat countryside and it’s size, the most common way to move in Karlsruhe is by bike. If you are on your way to the university, the center of the town to go for a shopping spree or the park to just hang out a little bit, the bike is most of the times the fastest and less complicated way to get there. For that matter, you’ll find a couple of links in the “link”-section of private and non-privat sellers. Maybe you can even bring your bike from your home to Karlsruhe – it is totally worth it because you will need it every day in the city and you can even take it to explore Karlsruhe’s beautiful surroundings.