Welcome to the KIT Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences

In the following we have compiled some information that you should consider when planning your study stay:

Language Skills

The following language skills are required at our faculty: 

  • a German language certificate on level B1 of the CEFR, if only courses in German are to be attended or
  • an English language certificate on the level B2 of the CEFR, if only courses in English are to be attended, or
  • both language certificates (a B1 CEFR level in German and a B2 CEFR level in English) if courses in both languages are to be attended.

In exceptional cases and only after consultation with our departmental coordinator, exchange students can be admitted only with proof of good English skills (at least B2), e.g. if you are writing a project or thesis at KIT and your supervisor at KIT has agreed to admit you without proof of German language skills.

In order to cope with your everyday life in Karlsruhe and at KIT, we strongly recommend all applicants to learn German. You can either 

  • either attend a German course in your country before your arrival at KIT (and present a certificate or proof by a private teacher)
  • or participate in a pre-semester German course at KIT  
  • or attend a German course during your studies at KIT and include it in your Learning Agreement (4 ECTS)
  • Participation in the pre-semester German course at KIT is mandatory for all applicants who have no/insufficient knowledge of German.

In general, the language certificates do not necessarily have to be from the Goethe Institute/TOEFL/IELTS. We also accept language certificates issued by your university or another language school. The certificates should not be older than 5 years. 

Course Selection

Information about courses/lectures can be found in the KIT Course Catalog (please make sure to select the correct semester (WS or SS) in the scroll-down menu at the top right of the page).
English-language courses are best found in the module handbooks, please pay explicit attention to the designated course language. 

Information about the course content, the examination regulation, the course structure as well as the ECTS credited can also be found in the Module Handbooks

Learning Agreement

You can change your Learning Agreement up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. Please use the section 'During the Mobility' of your originally submitted Learning Agreement and have it signed by the coordinator at your home university and Prof. Eiff (coordinator KIT/Bauing). Please contact us via email at erasmus-civil∂bgu.kit.edu

Important: You can only register online for the exams listed on your Learning Agreement.

Exam Registration

The KIT lecture period in SS 2022 runs from 19.04.2022 - 30.07.2022.
After that (from 01.08.22) the exam period begins and you must register for each exam in the CAMPUS Student Portal BEFORE the exams. 

The exam dates and registration deadlines will be announced in ILIAS.

If you are unable to take the regular exams or need special assistance, it is important that you clarify with the instructor well in advance how the exam is to be taken (oral or written, exact date).

The grade report is automatically generated by the system at the end of the semester and can be accessed via the CAMPUS Student Portal up to 6 months after exmatriculation.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time:

Coordination Erasmus & Overseas Incoming Students
for Civil Engineering / Water Science & Engineering:

Prof. Dr. Oliver Eiff
Angelika Fels

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Office Hours: Mo - Thu 9h00 - 13h00 or by appoinment
Erasmus Offfice +49-721-608-47245