Costs & Fees

The MSc program Materials Science and Engineering is funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg and thus the MSc Program has no tuition fee for EU students and low tuition fees for non-EU students like any other Master Program at a public university in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

The following fees are charged per semester:

EU-Students*Non EU-Students*
Cost per semesterapprox. 155 € (general fees)approx. 1,500 € (tuition fees) + 155 € (general fees)

*Please note: According to Article 3, LHGebG (Baden-Württemberg Act on State University Fees), international students (from third countries/non-EU countries) attending bachelor’s, teacher’s, and consecutive master’s programs as well as free movers will have to pay tuition fees of 1,500 € per semester. Some international students are exempt from the obligation to pay enrolment fees. For more information click here.

The general fees include 70,00 € of administrative fee, 77,70 € Studierendenwerk fee (as of Winter Semester 2022/23, this fee will be 87.70 €) and 7,50 € Studierendenschaft fee. For more information on these fees click here.

Additionally, you will need to consider the living expenses for the duration of your studies. Average monthly expenses of a student in Karlsruhe range between 600 to 800 € depending on their personal situation.

Housing and Accommodation

MSc Materials Science and Engineering students may apply for exclusive campus accommodation (single and twin rooms) at the campus dormitory of the International Department of the KIT.

Find more information on prices and booking here.

Corona Emergency Aid for International Students

Some international students of KIT are in a financial emergency due to the pandemic, because, for example, they have lost their part-time job and have not been able to find a new one so far. These students can now apply to the International Students Office of KIT (IStO) for a Corona emergency aid of 500 euros per month. This aid is financed from the funds of the Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg and the HITS-Stiftung.

The International Students Office (IStO) offers financial aid for graduation from two funding pools: STIBET I Program of the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) and Internationalization Funds Program of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts (MWK). The Graduation Grant is a one-time financial support for a limited time in order to prevent a student from dropping out of his/her current study program due to unforeseeable and temporary financial difficulties.

More information (eligibility, deadlines, etc.) on the two financial aid programs of KIT here.