Located: Karlsruhe, Germany
Spending a study semester at a partner university abroad will broaden your experience. You will meet new people, gain intercultural experience, get to know a different higher education system, perhaps study a specialized subject not available elsewhere, and finally transfer the study results back to your home university.
The exchange with Karlsruhe is ideal for students interested in German language and culture while also gaining general education, Business & Economics, Computer Science & Business Information Systems, or Engineering & Sciences credits. Because of Karlsruhe's academic calendar, MSU students should consider our Spring semester as the time to spend on this exchange unless the student wants to spend the full year there. MSU students will enroll in a minimum of 12 credits per semester at the University of Applied Scienes in Karlsruhe for both financial aid and insurance requirements.
There are several programs offered at Karlsruhe that are in English. Some of them are Business & Economics, Computer Science & Business Information Systems, and Engineering & Sciences. Contact the International Center for more information about those classes or check out the website here.
MSU students interested in this exchange should contact the International Center.
Admission Requirements at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
- You must be registered as a student at a partner university. Free Movers within Europe can be accepted upon individual evaluation only.
- As most lectures are taught in German at present, sufficient language skills are an important prerequisite.
- At least 2 completed semesters of university studies at home university.
Admission documents for Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
- Filled-in and signed application form. Please use online application, because forms filled in by hand will not be accepted.
- Valid learning agreement
- Current transcript of records from your home university
- If you apply for a thesis: attach a short description of the topic area
- Copy of passport
The academic year is divided into two semesters:
Visa Information--No visa is required to enter Germany with a US Passport but students are required to obtain a residence permit during the first weeks they are on site. See this page for information about residence permits.
We advise you to check the resources you have available for your stay in Germany. Expect to pay approximately 700 Euros per month. Your expenses will include rent, utilities, food, household items, transport, entertainment, clothing, insurance, books, semester university fees, etc.
There is no tuition fee at HsKA, only an administrative fee of 60 Euro per semester. As a rule, exchange students from partner universities which have an agreement with HsKA, are not required to pay the HsKA administrative fee.
Updated by: Varina T.
Dated Updated: November 2018