KIT Rankings

As the Mechanical Engineering College of the KIT, Carl Benz School offers teaching at the highest academic level. The exceptional quality of both research and teaching at KIT is repeatedly proved by different international rankings.
QS World University Ranking 2022


QS Ranking KIT

  • #1 in Germany
  • #10 in Europe
  • #46 Worldwide


The QS World University Ranking is based on the characteristics of universities. The main categories are the size, age, status (public, private, etc.), research and its intensity, and focus (categorization of faculty areas and programs) of the universities. These five main topics are then broken down into smaller subtopics in order to rank each university.


To find out further information about the 2022 ranking, please visit the KIT website.


Source: QS World University Rankings, 2022 Ranking 2023
  • Germany: #3 country to study abroad in Europe
  • Germany: #2 best study abroad country in Europe to access higher quality teaching
  • Germany: #6 country to study abroad in the world


The ranking comes from their survey of over 30,000 international students based on 7 factors. 


To find out further information about the 2023 ranking, please visit the website.


Source: Rankings, 2023


Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020
  • Germany: 1st in Energy Sciences
  • Worldwide: 35th in Energy Sciences
  • Worldwide: Top 100 in Engineering Sciences (including Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences...) and Natural Sciences (Physics and Chemistry)


The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the "Shanghai" ranking, evaluates research indicators and individual disciplines.

To find out further information about the ranking, please visit

the KIT website.


Source: Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking 2020


US News Best Global Universities
  • Engineering: Rank 124


the US News ranks universities on 13 different criteria to measure academic research preformance and their global/regional reputation.


Source: US News Best Global Uni 2012-2023


National Taiwan University (NTU) Ranking
  • In the Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences the KIT ranks first among the German universities
  • #124 worldwide in Engineering
  • #67 worldwide in Natural Sciences
  • 228 in the overall ranking of the 800 best universities in the world


The NTU Ranking is based on publication data in the natural sciences and in the engineering sciences.


To find out further information about the ranking, please visit the KIT website.


Source: NTU Ranking, 2019



Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2023
  • #5 in Germany for Engineering
  • #71 in the world for Computer Sciences
  • #64 in world for Engineering & Technology


Times Higher Education ranking is based on the criteria of the universities international community, this includes staff, students, co-authors and even the universities international reputation. KIT is one of the institutions of research and higher education in engineering in Europe. In THE rankings includes Young University Rankings. This includes the world's best universities that are 50 years old or under.


To find out further information about the 2022 ranking, please visit the KIT website.


Source: Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2023


WirtschaftsWoche Ranking
  • The KIT reputation among HR managers remains high
  • Top group in all subjects relating to engineering sciences
  • #4 in Germany for Mechanical Engineering
  • #4 in Germany for Informatics


The WirtschaftsWoche Ranking ranks German universities.


To find out further information about the ranking, pleace visit the KIT website


Source: WirtschaftsWoche Ranking 2022


  • #1 in Germany in Knowledge Transfer: Granted Patents
  • #2 in Germany in Internationalization: International Academic Staff
  • Leading in Research worldwide
  • Leading in International Orientation worldwide


(Leading = better than average)


EU-Multirank, funded by the EU Commission, judges universities by their publications, third-party funding, number of post-docs, and more. They also break down subjects to give a more intensive look into the programs. This includes Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production/Industrial Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, among others. U-Multirank covers universities worldwide by using a variety of criteria and subjects.


To find out further information about the ranking, please visit the KIT website.


Source: EU-Multirank, 2018


CHE University Ranking
  • Students are Highly Satisfied at KIT
  • Top in the groups "Support at the beginning of the studies" and "Teaching offers" in Germany


CHE University Ranking analyzes German universities about their studies, academic education, research, and student judgements in regards to the study conditions at their universities.


To find out further information about the ranking, pleace visit the KIT website.


Source: CHE Ranking 2017


Nature Index  
  • Leads the Helmholtz Association to 8th place worldwide


The Nature Index tracks universities worldwide and their research outputs every year, tracked from February until the next year in January (February 2016 - 31 January 2017). They also look into the output in each field and group them by subject, which are organized by journal and then title.


To find out further information about the ranking, please visit the Nature Index wesbite.


Source: Nature Index, 2016-17


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B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International)

CBS offers high school graduates the opportunity to study German engineering in English. The B.Sc. program aims to prepare future engineers for a successful career.

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Costs and Fees

Carl Benz School offers more than just university education. It offers a safe and supportive environment to support the students throughout their studies. Learn more about our Costs and Fees.


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