International Service in Mechanical Engineering (ISIM)

ISIM is the international service point for students and staff of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

International experience is an important component of a qualified higher education. A successful stay abroad requires suitable partnerships with foreign universities, coordinated study programmes and targeted course content. In an effort to offer students of the KIT-Faculty of Mechanical Engineering the widest range of opportunities for studying abroad, ISIM provides ongoing advice and support for outgoing students in the prepartion of and the carrying out of their subject- and study-related stays abroad. Incoming students as well as guest students can find orientation here for an easier entry into studying at KIT. ISIM is the first point of contact for faculty staff in questions concerning international exchange programs, new partnerships with foreign universities, and their own stays abroad such as teaching and staff mobility within the framework of ERASMUS+.

Contact: isim does-not-exist.mach kit edu

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Incoming Students

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Outgoing Students


Internationaler Nachmittag der Fakultät für Maschinenbau am 15.11.2023 von 13.30 bis ca. 17.30 Uhr im Redtenbacher-Hörsaal

Wir freuen uns, dass der jährliche Internationale Nachmittag der KIT-Fakultät für Maschinenbau dieses Jahr wieder in Präsenz stattfindet. Studierende der Fakultät können sich innerhalb eines Nachmittags im Redtenbacher-Hörsaal einen umfassenden Überblick über alle Möglichkeiten eines studienbezogenen Auslandsaufenthaltes verschaffen. Dabei werden sowohl die fakultätseigenen Programme wie auch allgemeine Austausch- und Praktika-Möglichkeiten vorgestellt. Das Programm finden Sie hier.

Zugang zum ILIAS Kurs mit Informationen aus der Veranstaltung (bis Mitte November noch mit den Präsentationen aus 2022):


No Office Hours on September 26 and October 3

ISIM is traveling for the KIT-Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in order to meet existing and new partners from around the world. Therefore, there is no office hour on September 26. October 3 is a national holiday, so ISIM will be closed again.

We will be there for you on Wednesday morning, October 4, from 9 to 11am. Feel free to step by.

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Meet us at the Maschinenbautag on July 21!

Thinking about a semester abroad? On Friday, June 21, ISIM will be present with a booth at the Mechanical Engineering Day Fair 2023. We are ready to answer all your questions! Moreover, the different mechanical engineering institutes present themselves and selected research projects with industry.


Don't miss out on our information sessions (in German):
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. German-French double degree programs in mechanical engineering, seminar room A+B
11:30 - 12:00 a.m. Study and internship abroad, seminar room A+B


The fair runs from 11:00 a.m. till 04:00 p.m. at the Audimax foyer and forecourt. Looking forward to seeing you there!



Trip to Lyon from 8 to 12 May 2023

Would you like to get to know Lyon and the surrounding area together with other students? Gain insights into the French corporate culture during local company visits? Get to know one of the most renowned universities in France, INSA Lyon? Then register quickly for the excursion to Lyon from May 8 to 12, 2023! The deadline for registration is April 14. The personal contribution is 50 euros, breakfast and lunch are included. Target group: MACH and mechatronics students in the 1st to 4th bachelor semester. Bon voyage!

Almost 90 students succesfully applied for an Erasmus stay in 2023/24

Norway was clearly the top destination of choice: NTNU in Trondheim appeared 25 times in the list of up to 3 possible exchange destinations for students. But Sweden, Iceland and Finland were also high on the list. Those who like it a bit warmer applied mainly to Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. Many students were pleased to be accepted at their first or second choice university, while only a few ended up as third choice or unfortunately did not make it at all.

There is no allocation of remaining Erasmus spots for summer semester 2024. The next opportunity to apply is in December 2023 for an exchange in 2024/25.

Current application deadlines outgoing students

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Still until January 15 to apply for an Erasmus stay 2023/24

With the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering to the vibrant capitals of Europe - Paris, Athens, Lisbon, Madrid, Stockholm or Dublin, to name a few? Studying in historic Italian cities like Bologna or Ancona? Or would you rather enjoy Nordic nature experiences in Trondheim or Tampere? These are just a few of 60 possible destinations for a stay abroad in 2023/24, where you can also make lots of new contacts and improve your foreign language and intercultural skills. And all this sponsored by the largest European exchange program Erasmus including mobility assistance from 490 to 600 euros per month for four months.

Don't miss this chance and apply until January 15 for a stay abroad in winter semester 2023 and/or summer semester 2024. All information about the application process and the link to the online application can be found at

Alles, was Sie schon immer über Südkorea wissen wollten, am 20.12.22 um 13.30 Uhr

Wie es ist, für viele Monate die Koffer zu packen und fast 9.000 km von der Heimat entfernt zu leben und zu studieren, davon berichtet Alexander Fuhrmann am Dienstag, den 20. Dezember, ab 13.30 Uhr in Raum 30.96. Er studiert im Doppelmasterprogramm am KAIST im koreanischen Daejeon und erzählt exklusiv von seinen Eindrücken. Das KAIST wird regelmäßig auf Platz 1 der besten Universitäten Südkoreas gerankt und bietet hervorragende Studienbedingungen. Alle, die sich für das Programm, das Land im Allgemeinen oder die Partneruniversität interessieren, sind herzlich eingeladen, zum Vortrag zu kommen. Natürlich wird es auch reichlich Zeit für Fragen geben. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

Die Präsentation finden Sie anschließend unter folgendem Link:

Travel grants for study visits to the U.S. in the academic year 2023/24.

Opportunities for students: Travel to the USA with Fulbright

Until February 1, 2023, German students who would like to study in the U.S. in 2023/2024 as part of a German-American university partnership program can apply to Fulbright Germany for a travel scholarship.

Scholarship benefits include 2,000 euros, participation in preparatory and networking meetings of German and American Fulbright scholars, and admission to the international Fulbright network of Fulbright scholars and alumni.

Interested parties can learn more about the program and how to apply during the virtual Office Hour on December 16, 2022 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Detailed information about the fellowship program can also be found on the Fulbright website.