Studying at CBS

With a strong international orientation and elite teaching in small classes, the Carl Benz School of Engineering offers high school graduates the unique opportunity to study internationally renowned German engineering in English. The 3-year bachelor’s program B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International) aims to prepare future engineers for a successful career by offering specializations in the 5th and 6th semester. Students can choose their core studies from Automotive Engineering, Global Production Management and Energy Engineering. 

Become part of the CBS College Program and enjoy the benefits around your studies and stay in Karlsruhe. The program supports you with your Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and ensures that you can concentrate on your studies without any worries.

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The KIT Online Application Portal for the English-taught B.Sc. program in Mechanical Engineering (International) at the Carl Benz School of Engineering is now open and remains active until April 30th, 2023. You can now apply for a start in the 2023/2024 winter semester.

Don’t forget to secure your exclusive spot in the CBS College Progam if you have applied to B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (International) this year. Follow the steps on the College Program Registration Portal.


Reasons for the CBS College Program


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Secure On-Campus Housing


Carl Benz School provides its students with secure on-campus housing in the city center of Karlsruhe. A room on our campus is guaranteed to at least 50 first year College Program participants. The accommodation meets high service and living environment standards. Besides modern and comprehensively equipped living areas, additional services such as cleaning services or washing facilities are offered.


>> View more on our On-Campus Housing.


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CBS Language Courses


Our CBS Language Courses as a part of the College Program contain Technical English, Intercultural Communication as well as German as a foreign language. In small groups, students can choose between German language levels A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 upon availability.


>> Learn more about the Language Courses.


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Social Events & Teambuilding


At Carl Benz School, students take part in many Social Events such as our Welcome Back Events, Bachelor Presentations, Graduation Ceremonies, Movie Nights and many more. Our team building activities make sure you settle in well and get to know your fellow students even before the lecture start.


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Administrative Support


CBS College Program Participants gain access to the CBS Student Office as a central point for support in academic procedures, translation of official documents, arrival support at CBS, assistance on medical and other emergencies and facilitation of the University registration process.



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The Pre-Semester is an eight-week preparatory course in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge to successfully start their studies in Mechanical Engineering (International). In addition, various excursions, team building events and social events ensure that our students settle in well in Germany and are in contact with fellow students right from the start.


>> Learn more about the Pre-Semester.



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Study Counselling and Career Guidance


CBS provides students with support regarding everyday questions with individualized study guidance as well as with a personalized career service. The Study Guidance Program of the Carl Benz School aims at acquiring and shaping profound knowledge of soft skills which are essential for the academic, professional and personal development.


>> Get to know the Study Counselling and Career Guidance.


Smart Projects


The Smart Projects SmartFactory@Industry, SmartCoop@KIT and SmartScience@KIT 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 - in a smart way.


>> Get to know our Smart Projects.


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Academic Support Program


Through the Academic Support Program, students receive the opportunity for exclusive contact to esteemed KIT lecturers, allowing for a more guided academic development.

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Mentoring Program


A gentle start into the academic world: The mentors are the first contact persons in the institutes and foster the understanding for research in Mechanical Engineering at the KIT.

>> Learn more about the Mentoring Program.



Get to know the Carl Benz School!

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Application portal has opened!

Get your applications documents ready: You can now apply to our English-taught Bachelor of science program in Mechanical Engineering (International) at the Carl Benz School of Engineering in Karlsruhe, Germany, for a start in the winter semester 2023/2024! Our Online Application Portal is now active and stays open until April 30th, 2023. We look forward towards your applications for B.Sc. in MEI and the CBS College Program.


Apply today!
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B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (International)

CBS offers high school graduates the unique opportunity to study internationally renowned German engineering in English. The 3-year bachelor’s program aims to prepare future engineers for a successful career.

Learn more about our Bachelor Program
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Take a look at our 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.

Read more about our rankings!