Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics


The accommodation situation in Karlsruhe is quite tense, therefore we recommend you to apply for several housing options as soon as possible.
Apartment at the International Department of the KITInternational Department, KIT

Cost of Living

The general cost of living in Germany is between 500 - 800 €, depending on your accommodation and life style. In Karlsruhe Student housing and private living are available. The student residences have long waiting lists. Therefore we suggest you to register there early and additionaly to look for a flat on the private market.

In the city of Karlsruhe you should calculate around:

  • 200 - 250 €/per month for a single room in student residences
  • 250 - 350 €/per month for a room in a shared flat
  • 300 - 400 €/per month for a one-person apartment
  • 500 - 600 €/per month for a flat for two persons

Outside of the city of Karlsruhe prices may be lower.

Student Residence at the International Department





The campus of the International Department is located right next to the historic castle of Karlsruhe in the center of the city, only a few steps away from the main shopping street, yet located very calm. It meets high service and living environment standards: WLAN and modern technology equipment is available for all students. Additional service like cleaning service and washing facilities complete the accommodation features.

 Single Room
  • Fully furnished
  • En-suite bathroom*
  • Shared kitchen, living and dining area**
  • Pillow, comforter & bed linen included
  • All additional costs included: heating, electricity, water
  • Free Internet access
  • Free Telephone connection
  • SAT-TV connection
  • Washing facilities
* apartment: shared bathroom

** apartment: kitchen, combined living & dining area


There are special accommodation conditions for Students of the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics:

Accommodation flyer & prices for a start in autumn 2020.

Accommodation flyer & prices for a start in autumn 2021.

For further information on accommodation offers in and around Karlsruhe please check the FAQs.

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Sabrin HuberInternational Department, KIT
Your Contact

Sabrina Huber
Accommodation Office

Tel.: +49 (0)721 608-47888

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