About the university
The University of Kiel or internationally known as The Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (CAU) is the higher education institute in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The University was established in 1665 and is dedicated to research-based teaching and learning. Kiel University has been a member of the German Universities for Excellence Initiatives (German Universities for Excellence Initiatives) since 2006. It is one of the foremost prestigious and popular universities in Germany.
Overall Ranking- Kiel University
The University is ranked 238 of 14,160 universities in the World; 88 of 2,789 in Europe; 21 of 370 in Germany; 1 of 12 in Schleswig-Holstein, and 1 of 3 in Kiel. In the department of Oceanography, the university 6 of 1,013 is ranked university.
Facts and Figures
There are 27,000 students and around 3,700 members of staff at the university. Seven Nobel prize winners have been worked here. It is situated in the city of Kiel, which lies close to the Danish border.
Courses offered by Kiel University
The University of Kiel is divided into eight faculties, each of which offers 190-degree programs to students. In addition to offering study programs in nearly 80 subject areas and for international students the university also organizes summer schools. Degree programs offered by the university are
- Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
- Materials Science and Business Administration
- Computer Science
In addition, the University of Kiel offers master’s and doctoral programs, as well as language and summer courses, all of which are in English medium.
Internships near university
Internships are frequently required in individual degree programs, but they are also a voluntary and beneficial addition to academic studies. It includes a Database of companies in Northern Germany that offer industry internships. Internships abroad include IAESTE internships abroad that are paid placements.
Kiel University’s IAESTE Local Committee organizes the event which includes various opportunities for longer subject-related internships and shorter social internships and preparatory courses. Internships are either paid or sponsored. There is also a cultural/introductory course.
Jobs offered- Kiel University
International students are allowed to work 20h/week, not more than that. However more is possible during the semester break. There are also research assistant jobs for students without time restraint. Students can find the job vacancies at various sources in the university itself, such as at message boards at the campus, in the cafeteria or Institutes as well at supermarkets, also if there is a need for a student assistant for a professor that can be done as well. By going directly to restaurants, supermarkets, shops or other companies students can ask them if they can offer a job there. The shop owners are always looking for new employees, so you can try asking the owners.
Also in local newspapers like Kieler Nachrichten or Kieler Express various job offers are presented.
House and accommodation
University does not provide on-campus accommodation. But Off-campus Accommodation is available. The average rent for off-campus housing is 550 to 650 Euros/month. The residence type includes studio apartments, 3, 4 bedroom apartments, and shared apartments. The student residences are fully furnished with all the basic amenities such as electricity, central heating, and unlimited internet access which includes in the rent. There is also the availability of onsite laundry.
Students no need to pay tuition fees at the University of Kiel. But, social fees of 259 EUR should be paid per semester. The rent of dormitories ranges from EUR 190 to EUR 230. Doctoral students are only eligible for accommodation in private residence halls or apartments and not for Studentenwerk housing. The estimated cost of living for students at the University of Kiel is € 10,236 (including the tuition fee, rent, and other personal needs) which costs around INR 1Lakh and 1,450 USD. Studentenwerk
|Category||Expensive City [in Euro]||Average [in Euro]||Small town [in Euro]||Comments|
|Semester Fees||350||200||110||per semester|
|Transportation||0||0||0||Transportation is already included in semester fees.|
|Public Insurance||110||110||110||Insurance does not depend on cities.|
|Private Insurance||35||35||35||you can choose either public or private insurance.|
|Mobile||20||15||8||Mobile bill does not depend on cities. Usually it cost 8-20 euro per month|
|Total [with Public Insurance]||853||711||562||per month|
|Total [with Private Insurance]||779||636||487||per month|
Places to visit near the university
Kiel is Germany’s northernmost town. Situated right to the Baltic Sea. The Kiel Canal, one of the world’s busiest artificial waterways, comes to a close here.
Kiel, with its theatres, museums, galleries, and a diverse range of restaurants and events, has a lot to offer outside of its waterfront. Kieler Woche, Northern Europe’s largest summer festival and the world’s largest sailing event, takes place every year in the city. Through the university, you can take part in inexpensive sailing or surf courses. The International Office even has its own yacht, name Albertina, in which you can sail on every Saturday. In terms of culture, Kiel has a lot to offer. The Old Botanical Garden with the Literaturhaus, located near the landing stage Reventlou, hosts lectures and readings on a regular basis.
Popular courses at the university for International Students
- Engineering courses
- Arts and Humanities
- Business Administration