Admission requirements

To study as a visiting student at Karlshochschule International University, you should have at least one year experience studying business or management. Furthermore, English language skills are essential, and even more important – you as a person!

You? That means your talents, personality and experiences count. But first let's take a look at the application procedure and requirements for your application.

Visiting students can attend Karlshochschule International University for one semester or a full year as non-degree seeking students on a fee-paying basis. They are integrated in the University's regular program and, in addition, are offered German language courses especially designed for international students. Depending on their language and intercultural skills, they also have the option of taking part in a company project or case study project.

Moreover, we offer customized programs for groups of at least 10 students from the same university.

Application procedure for visiting students

If you are interested in spending a term abroad at Karlshochschule International University, please submit the following application documents:

  • Application form for visiting students with passport-sized photograph
  • Official university transcript of records
    Please ask your home university to provide an official transcript of records, showing all the courses you have taken with their grades. The transcript must be in English, German, French or Spanish and must be issued on official paper, with the institutional seal.
  • Certificate of enrollment of home university
  • Proof of English proficiency
    Level B2 or above according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or IELTS of 6.0 or above or Internet-based TOEFL score of at least 80 points – unless English is your native language.
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of sufficient health insurance
  • If applicable, an APS certificate
    If you are from China, Vietnam or Mongolia, please submit a certificate from the Academic Evaluation Center (APS) of your home country with your application.


Please send your application to:

Karlshochschule International University
International Office
Karlstraße 36 - 38
76133 Karlsruhe



As soon as your application has been processed and we have ascertained that it meets our formal requirements, we will send you a confirmation of admission.


As a private institution, Karlshochschule International University offers you many advantages: ideal group sizes, modern facilities, personal contact between professors and students – just to mention a few. This is financed by tuition fees.

In the winter term 2020/2021 the tuition fees for visiting students amount to € 690 per month. Furthermore, all students have to pay a contribution of € 77.70 per semester to the Studentenwerk Karlsruhe.

Accommodation in Karlsruhe

As a student in Karlsruhe, you should budget your living costs at a minimum of € 600 - € 700 per month – including costs for rent of an apartment or room.