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. 

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Winter semester start on October 18th

The winter semester 2021/2022 began on Monday, October 18th, 2021 and will be characterized by the return of in-person events on campus. Operations at the KIT will return to normal after three semesters of virtual programs. Please note that hybrid courses, which began online, may transition to being held fully or partially in-person throughout the course of the winter semester. There is no guarantee that the hybrid courses will be available in a virtual learning format for the entirety of the winter semester. (KIT, October 11th, 2021)



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Join us in CBS College Program!

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.

To ensure your participation in the exclusive College Program, please follow the steps on the College Program Application Portal. You can apply for the College Program at any time. Please note that participation in the College Program is only possible, if you have received admissions for B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (International) from KIT.


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Our Summer Programs in 2022

Striving to be an engineer? Then our Summer Programs might be the perfect fit for you! The Carl Benz School of Engineering offers two Summer Programs: the CBS Summer School in Karlsruhe, Germany and the Summer Engineering Academy in Suzhou, China. 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. Get to know the world of Engineering and take a look at our dates for 2022.




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A gentle start into the academic life

From the first semester onward, each student of the Carl Benz School participating in the College Program is assigned a personal mentor. Experienced doctoral researchers of selected institutes of the Department of Mechanical Engineering conduct the Mentoring Program. With regular meetings, the mentors support the academic and personal development of our students.


About the mentoring program
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Smart Projects in the CBS College Program

The Smart Projects are an integral part of the CBS College Program experience that combine academic study with practical experience to develop a versatile academic and professional profile. SmartFactory@Industry, SmartCoop@KIT and SmartScience@KIT are exclusive training programs with partner companies, academic institutes and more.



Our exclusive training programs
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Latest information about COVID-19

The CBS is aware of the current COVID-19 situation and prepared to react appropriately. Even if COVID-19 persists, all programs will run as planned on site, online, or in hybrid format in accordance with local and national regulations. Take a look at the latest information regarding the current situation. One thing is certain: We are still here for you!


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