Enrollment Process

Enrollment for German doctoral researchers

German doctoral researchers apply for enrollment at the ▶ Studierendenservice. Please use your ▶ login for Docata to download the form.

In addition to the filled-in form "Application for enrollment as doctoral candidate" please hand in the following documents:

  • Confirmation of the acceptance as doctoral candidate.
  • Confirmation of the KIT Department on the aptitude assessment procedure (FH-graduates only).
  • Certificate of ex-matriculation in case earlier courses of study were not pursued at KIT.
  • Copy of the university entrance certificate (school graduation certificate) if prior courses of study were not pursued at KIT.
  • If applicable, submit a contract for a ▶ binational doctorate (in the case of enrollment at a foreign university, you will be exempted from the ▶ administrative fee at KIT (not from the student union fee and not from the student body contribution).

You can send the documents by mail to ▶ Studierendenservice or by ▶ e-mail.

Please also request “Meldegrund 10“ for the enrollment to study at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology from your health insurance provider. This is to ensure that we electronically receive the health insurance certificate which is required by law for your enrollment directly from your health insurance provider. If you have private health insurance, please request an exemption of compulsory insurance from any statutory health insurance. The health insurance certificate will also be transmitted electronically to KIT.

Doctoral researchers from abroad

Doctoral researchers from abroad apply for enrollment using the ▶ online application system by the International Students Office. There, you first have to create a user account and then start the application process. Apart from the online application form, you will need to hand in the following documents:

  • copies of your bachelor and master’s degree certificates in the original language as well as certified translations in German or English;
  • copies of the transcript of records in the original language as well as certified translations in German or English;
  • copy of the letter of acceptance by the KIT Department;
  • confirmation of financing for the doctorate;
  • copy of the registration confirmation issued by KHYS;
  • language test results etc. (if applicable);
  • If applicable, submit a contract for a ▶ binational doctorate (in the case of enrollment at a foreign university, you will be exempted from the ▶ administrative fee at KIT (not from the student union fee and not from the student body contribution).

International doctoral researchers please contact the ▶ International Students Office staff for further information about enrollment at KIT.