What are the admission requirements?
- High School Degree (e.g. IB, GCE A-level, US High School Diploma, German Abitur or others!)
- Excellent Grades in Mathematics & Physics
- English Proficiency Test (TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC)
- SAT Test: (Math, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; at least 1200 points)
For more information about the SAT and test dates, please visit the CollegeBoard website.
What do I need in order to apply?
Our admission requirements and documents are aimed at identifying those areas of your academic and personal profile that make you unique, and to make sure that you are the right fit for Carl Benz School of Engineering.
Please download our admission FAQs for all relevant information!
How can I apply for Carl Benz School?
The path to Carl Benz School consists of several steps. First of all you should check if you meet the above mentioned admission requirements. If you are confident that you met the requirements you can register on the KIT application portal, fill in the application form and upload the supporting documents.
When you are at the homepage of the KIT application portal, at the upper righthand corner there is a globe icon. Make sure that you change the language to English if needed. Once you start the application you can save and log back in to it at any time, you do not need to finish it all in one time. When your application is completely finished then you can submit by the application deadline.
Application deadline at Carl Benz School is April 30 each year!
What if my High School Degree is not recognized?
Depending on your secondary school leaving certificate you will either get a direct or an indirect university admission. If your degree certificate is not recognized, you are then given an indirect admission. This means that you will need to participate in our Pre-Semester. The Pre-Semester (Start: August) is an eight-week preparatory course in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry as well as English.
Important information for German citizens with a foreign school-leaving qualification!
Did you attend a school abroad and obtain a school-leaving qualification there? Or did you study at an International School in Germany?
In this case, you need to get your transcript evaluated as equivalent to a school-leaving certificate in the state of Baden-Württemberg. The approved document is required for the winter semester enrollment at the Carl Benz School of Engineering/KIT. Please contact the Regional Council, the so-called „Regierungspräsidium“, in Stuttgart for further information here.
For the official document on study and examination regulations of the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) click here.
For the official document on admissions regulations of the B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) click here.