International Studies 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 subject-related stay abroad requires suitable partnerships with foreign universities, coordinated study programmes and targeted course content. In an effort to offer students of the 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 lecturer 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


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

International Afternoon 2022

On 23.11.2022 from 14-16:30 the International Afternoon of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will take place.

Within the framework of the annual International Afternoon of the KIT Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, which takes place in late autumn, students of the faculty can get a comprehensive overview of all possibilities of a study-related stay abroad within a short period of time. Both the faculty's own programs and general exchange or internship opportunities will be presented. The program can be found here.

For more detailed information on the individual programs, the respective program officers provide videos or annotated presentations, which are stored on ILIAS and can be accessed individually according to interest.

Access to the ILIAS course:

Current application deadlines outgoing students

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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. Advance registration is requested.

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