In the following pages you will find important information about studying at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA), about the application procedure and about the university itself.
Prospective German-speaking students are invited to join the HsKA Facebook for Pupils and Future Students page to receive news about HsKA and our current events.
Please note: The English website is intended to give an overview of HsKA and what we can offer to those applicants who are, at present, more comfortable with English than German. However, as most degree programs at HsKA are held in German, you might have to follow the links to the German website for detailed information.
The university's programs at a glance: HsKA information leaflet (pdf, 1 MB)
Students who are studying at one of HsKA's worldwide partner universities and who wish to spend part of their studies at HsKA as an exchange student should consult the pages at International or look through the International Program (IP) modules.
In case of incomplete information, you are welcome to send us an email to aaa[at]hs-karlsruhe.de or through our contact form.
To get some background information about the German universities of applied sciences please watch the BBC interview with HsKA Professor Dr. Hagen Krämer.
Which programs can I study at HsKA?
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA) offers degree programs in the areas of engineering, construction, computer sciences, business sciences, and media. Please follow the links for an overview of the:
How does HsKA compare to other universities of applied sciences?
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences has been repeatedly confirmed as one of Germany's top universities of applied sciences. HsKA has been placed first in "WirtschaftsWoche" magazine's ranking for several years running now. Please see further ranking results of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.
I want to apply at HsKA - what do I need to do, and how does the admission procedure work?
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA) has its own admission procedure. Applicants to a bachelor's degree program will usually be informed two or three days after the application deadline is closed (15 January, 15 July). Applicants to a master's degree program will usually be informed about 1 week after the application deadline is closed. International applicants should allow for delays due to the national postal system. Please see How to apply for information about required documents, application deadlines, and the procedure in general.
How much does it cost to study at HsKA, and which financial means are available?
What will happen during the first week at HsKA, and what do I need to keep in mind?
Is there anything else I want to know about HsKA?
What do I need to know about living in Karlsruhe?
Does HsKA have an ECTS information package?
Office hours information desk:
Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Office hours of study programs' counselors:
Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.