Costs & Fees

The Carl Benz School of Engineering provides a college structure within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), which is why the specific College Program fee of 7,000 EUR per semester applies in addition to the university enrollment and tuition fees. The College Program fee covers support in academic learning and additional services provided by the Carl Benz School.

Carl Benz School offers more than just university education. It offers a safe and supportive environment to support the students throughout their studies. Within the CBS College Campus, students have the possibility to live in on-campus housing, take classes in our lecture rooms, and spend time studying in our library. In addition, we offer a wide range of individualized study and career guidance. CBS provides an excellent learning environment and aims to assist the students in their personal and academic development. CBS Students receive College Tutoring that consists of small class sizes, which is often regarded as one of the best teaching methods available.

  CBS College Program Fees* KIT Enrollment Fees** Overall Semester Fees***
EU Student

7,000 EUR

(Seven thousand euros)

189.20 EUR

(One hundred and eighty-nine euros and twenty cents)

7,189.20 EUR

(Seven thousand, one hundred and eighty-nine euros and twenty cents)

Non-EU Student

7,000 EUR

(Seven thousand euros)

1,689.20 EUR

(One thousand, six hundred and eighty-nine euros and twenty cents)

8,689.20 EUR

(Eight thousand, six hundred and eighty-nine euros and twenty cents)

*The CBS College Program fees includes lecture notes, past papers, German and English language courses, additional course program (soft skills, intercultural training, etc.), specific tutoring, study guidance, workshops, support with internship applications. It does not include costs for accommodation, meals nor traveling.

** Fees as of Winter Semester 2023/2024. Please also click here for more information on KIT Enrollment Fees!

*** Please note: One year consists of two semesters.

For further information about fees and prices please contact us.


Housing and Accommodation

The Carl Benz School offers exclusive campus accommodation (single and twin rooms) in its own campus dormitory.

Find more information on prices and booking here.


General Living Expenses

The estimated general living expenses per month for a single student are as follows:

  • Public Transportation: approx. 34 EUR / Month
  • Food: approx. 167 EUR / Month
  • Pocket Money: approx. 150 EUR / Month
  • Compulsory German Health Insurance: approx. 120 EUR / Month


Other possible expenses:

The costs of travelling to and from Germany should also be taken into consideration.

Find more information about the living costs in Karlsruhe here.



Carl Benz School is currently offering the following scholarships:

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Save your College Program spot for 2024!

The CBS College Program was developed to provide international students the tools, skills, and experiences they need to achieve academic and professional success.

The Application Portal for the B.Sc. program in Mechanical Engineering (International) for the 2024/2025 winter semester opens in December. Register now for the CBS College Program to ensure your exclusive participation. In order to register, please 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 KIT.


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Admission Requirements

You are interested in studying B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) at Carl Benz School in Karlsruhe, Germany? Here you find all relevant information on the admission requirements and the admission process.

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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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