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. 

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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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? Register now for the CBS College Program to ensure your exclusive participation. Follow the steps on the College Program Application Portal. 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.


Save your exclusive spot
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, Summer Engineering Academy
Summer Engineering Academy 2022

Our Summer Engineering Academy is a three days course, compact with the unique combinations of practical and theoretical course programs in engineering. The course is aimed at secondary school students who have a passion for mathematics, physics, and technics and are between the ages of 16 and 19. 


This year in a hybrid format - directly at the KIT Branch in Suzhou with lectures being streamed live from the Carl Benz School of Engineering in Karlsruhe.


Register now to save your spot in Suzhou
Carl Benz School, Summer Programs
CBS Summer Schools in Karlsruhe

Striving to be an engineer? Then our Summer Programs might be the perfect fit for you! The Carl Benz School of Engineering offers Summer School weeks in Karlsruhe, Germany. Each year, the Summer Programs provide international high school students with a passion for mathematics, physics and technics an exciting inside view on Engineering studies in Germany. Enjoy fascinating excursions and fun leisure activities with people from all over the world. The registration for 2022 has closed on May 31st, 2022 and opens again in Spring 2023. 

Your sneak peek into the world of engineering
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 - all located directly in the same building. Can you imagine studying and living here?

Experience our campus at the ID