A special program: esi - einfach international starten
The esi program makes it possible for you to begin studying Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) with a minimum of a B1 level in German. The first semester is extended into two semesters (1a and 1b) with tuition in German. This gives you time to take advantage of the free, tailor-made German language courses that are part of the curriculum.
The Bachelor's program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is designed to offer a sound basic education in the area of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, with specialization in the cutting-edge fields of Industrial Automation, Power Engineering and Renewable Energy, Electromobility and Autonomous Systems, Information Technology, Sensor Technology, and Environmental Instrumentation.
|Degree||Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)|
|Languages||Lectures and tutorials are offered in German.|
|Program duration||8 semesters|
|Beginning||Winter (September) and summer semester (March)|
|Joint degree / double degree program||No|
The esi program for the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is a four-year degree program. During the first three semesters, foundation courses and extra German language courses take place. The following two semesters are dedicated to core subjects. The next semester is reserved for an internship in the industry. In the final two semesters, students take specialization courses and write their thesis – often in co-operation with industry.
|Types of assessment||Students write exams, present projects and complete a Bachelor's thesis in German.|
|Integrated internships||During the practical semester, students work for companies known as the "hidden champions" in the region. This gives students excellent prospects of finding well-paid employment upon completion of the degree program.|
|Course-specific, integrated German language courses||Yes|
|Course-specific, integrated English language courses||No|
|The course of study can be taken entirely online||No|
|Digital learning and teaching modules||
|Description of e-learning elements||Ilias is an interactive online platform. You have the possibility of learning with practice tests, exercises, and wikis. You can also download additional learning material and links provided by your lecturers.|
|Participation in the e-learning course elements is compulsory||No|
|Can ECTS points be acquired by taking the online programs?||Yes|
|Can the e-learning elements be taken without signing up for the course of study?||Yes|
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Additional information on tuition fees
International students who are not EU nationals pay a tuition fee of 1,500 EUR per semester. EU nationals pay no tuition fees.
All students pay semester fees (student services fee, registration fee, student union membership fee) amounting to approximately 160 EUR per semester.
Costs of living
The cost of living is approximately 700 EUR per month for general expenses, including rent, utilities, food, household items, transport, entertainment, clothing, insurance, books, the semester contribution (not included in the above-mentioned tuition fee for non-EU nationals), etc.
Funding opportunities within the university
Academic Admission Requirements
German University Entrance Certificate
- Students require a minimum of B1 in German and a minimum of B2 in English or
- a minimum of B2 in German and a minimum of B1 in English to begin the degree. In the first year, the curriculum is extended and includes German language tuition. This enables students to continue studying in German from the second year.
- 15 July for the winter semester
- 15 January for the summer semester
About the School
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HsKA) is all about technology and business. The university offers degree programs in engineering and IT as well as business management and media.