Welcome to the Carl Benz School of Engineering

As part of the worldwide renowned Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Carl Benz School offers a high quality undergraduate Bachelor program as well as Summer Schools in Mechanical Engineering in a college like structure. The international programs are taught in English and perfectly prepare students from all over the world for engineering careers. Carl Benz School College Program students furthermore benefit from individual study and career guidance as well as exclusive on-campus housing in one of the safest regions worldwide. 

students, graduation, Carl Benz School
Save your College Program spot for 2022!

The CBS College Program was developed over the past 20 years to provide international students the tools, skills, and experiences they need to achieve academic and professional success. Did you apply to the B.Sc. program in Mechanical Engineering (International) for the 2022/2023 winter semester? Don't wait too long and register now for the CBS College Program to ensure your exclusive participation starting this October. Please note that participation in the College Program is only possible, if you have received admissions for B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (International) from the KIT.


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Carl Benz School, Pre-Semester
Pre-Semester 2022

The Pre-Semester is an eight-week preparatory course in the subjects of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and English and takes place in August and September each year. The course aims to provide freshmen with the knowledge to successfully start their studies in Mechanical Engineering (International). Apart from studying during the week, the weekends will be filled with exciting excursions and fun team building activities. This year, the Pre-Semester lectures start on August 3rd, 2022. The move-in days are on August 1st and August 2nd, 2022.

Learn more about the Pre-Semester
Carl Benz School, Application 2021/2022 ended
Thank you for your applications!

The Application Portal for the B.Sc. program in Mechanical Engineering (International) at the Carl Benz School of Engineering has closed on April 30th, 2022. We thank all applicants for applying to the winter semester 2022/23. The admission decisions have been sent out recently and the status updates can be found in the online application portal.

The KIT Online Application Portal will open again in December this year for the application to the B.Sc. program in Mechanical Engineering (International) starting next year in the winter semester 2023/24.

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Carl Benz School, Summer Engineering Academy
Summer Programs

The CBS Summer Programs are the perfect opportunity to provide young students a sneak peek into the field of engineering. The unique combination of challenging lectures, workshops and leisure activities addresses technically interested students from age 16 – 19.


The Carl Benz School offers two Summer Programs, the CBS Summer School in Karlsruhe, Germany and the Summer Engineering Academy in Suzhou, China. 


Discover our Summer Programs
Carl Benz School, Virtual Tour
Virtual 360° Tour

Take our virtual 360 degree tour of the International Department and discover our facilities!


Enjoy the view from above and visit example rooms of the dormitory along with their kitchens to get an impression of what living at the CBS is like! Take a look at one of our well-equipped seminar rooms towards the beautiful Karlsruhe Palace or view the hallway with the staff's offices, a welcoming foyer and the auditorium for lectures and events.

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Carl Benz School Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions regarding the application process, our admission requirements or the curriculum?


Our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section refers to possible questions of interested applicants who are planning to apply and also addresses applicants who already have received a letter of admission from Carl Benz School of Engineering. Take a look and find your answer.


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