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  • Locations: Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Fact Sheet:
College/School: Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Apartment, Dorm
Click here for a definition of this term AU Program Director(s): Stu Wentworth, Click here for a definition of this term Restricted to the Following Student Level(s): JR-Junior
Restricted to the Following Majors: Computer Science and Software Engineering Majors, Electrical Engineering Majors Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 3.0
Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:
Engineering Exchange Program
at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
in Germany


The College of Engineering has established and exchange partnership with Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik und Wirtschaft). Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences goes back to the "Großherzogliche Badische Baugewerkeschule" (The Grand Duchy of Baden College of Building) founded in 1878. Today, over 8,000 students are enrolled at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. Auburn students will be joined by students from other Alabama universities as part of this exchange program.

In order to narrow the gap between the theoretical world of lectures and the practical world of the workplace, courses at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences are specifically designed to combine an academic education with the requirements of industry. Important elements of the application-oriented curriculum are industrial and business experience of the teaching staff as well as industry-relevant work in laboratories and practical courses. 

For more information, visit the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences website & Information for Exchange Students 



  • Auburn University electrical or computer software engineering students entering the sixth semester of the curriculum model.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.


Spring 2020

  • 15 Oct 2019: Application deadline
  • February - March 2020: Arrival dates for optional German language course at Hermann-Hesse-Kolleg in Horb
  • Early March 2020: Karlsruhe University orientation start date for new incoming exchange students
  • Mid March 2020: Approximate date classes begin
  • Early July 2020: Approximate date classes end
  • Late July – Early August 2020: Approximate dates of exams


Select the following document to find information about pre-approved courses offered on this program: EN.Karlsruhe.PreApproved.Courses.pdf. Students may seek out additional courses (modules) at Karlsruhe University and request articulation approval on the Course Approval Form.

In addition to the exchange program, German language courses are offered at Hermann-Hesse-Kolleg in Horb, Germany, prior to the start of courses at Karlsruhe University for an additional cost. An 8-week course or a 4-week course is offered focusing on German language training as well as guided tours to local areas and homestay accommodation with a German host. It is recommended that students take at least the 4-week course. 


Auburn students pay Auburn tuition and fees for a full time student equal to 12 hours (based on their residency status) for semester programs.The student will be enrolled in the Auburn Exchange Course (UNIV 3000) while abroad. Students will not pay tuition to the host university but may pay other fees and are also responsible for their meals, books, housing, and airfare. Auburn students will also pay for the International Emergency Travel Insurance for the duration of their program abroad.

Download a copy of the 
Scholarships: The Baden-Wuerttemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students 

Costs for the optional German language course in Horb are not included in the exchange program expenses. If participating in the German language courses, the costs are as follows:

  • 8-week course from Jan 8 - Feb 28: 1,900 Euro for the course and 1,100 Euro for accommodation.
  • 4-week course from Feb 5 - Feb 28: 950 Euro for the course and 550 Euro for accommodation. 


Students will be fully assisted with finding housing in Karlsruhe. Depending on capacity, students will be placed in a student residence or in private housing. During the application process, students will be directed to the national service, Studierenden Werk, for assistance in securing housing arrangements. For specific details, visit the Studierenden Werk Karlsruhe webpage.


Karlsruhe, Germany

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences is ideally located within the city’s green belt and at the same time very close to the city center (10 minutes to walk). The university buildings, library, student canteen, and residence halls are all close together on campus. Students can reach all important places on foot within a few minutes.

The city of Karlsruhe is an important commercial and administrative center in Southwest Germany with over 300,000 inhabitants. It is situated in the Rhine valley, on the border of the Black Forest, and has a comparatively mild climate with warm summers. Its proximity to France and Switzerland offer many opportunities for excursions.

Karlsruhe and the surrounding "Technology Region" is also known as "Germany's Think Tank", as Europe's highest ratio of researchers can be found here. Engineers, natural scientists, and computer scientists carry out state-of-the art research in many high-tech companies and well-known research institutions. Eight higher education institutions make Karlsruhe a young and modern city. After studying, you can enjoy life as you wish - relaxing at one of Karlsruhe's many cafés or pubs, or visiting the local cultural attractions.



A variety of activities and excursions are offered by Karlsruhe University to connect students to the local German and international communities at the school. An international buddy program has been established to help all incoming students with the transition to living in Germany and to meet fellow students. 


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


  • U.S. Citizens with a valid passport traveling to Germany for short visits of 90 days or less do not need visas to enter Germany.
  • U.S. Citizens staying longer than 90 days will need to obtain a student visa (semester study will require a visa).
  • Students must work directly with the German Consulate in Atlanta, GA, to obtain visa and receive for more information regarding application process, forms, and appointment scheduling.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens must check on visa requirements for visits of any duration in Germany.


This program is currently not accepting applications.