3D Matter Made to Order

Application Procedure

You are interested in applying for the MSc Materials Science and Engineering? Then, please check the admission requirements and follow the steps leading to your application.

Please make sure that you fulfill the admission criteria for the Master's Program in Materials Science and Engineering before you apply (please see below).

Candidates with outstanding study results may apply for the Carl Zeiss Foundation Qualification Stipend. Applications for the Qualification Scholarship are open between May 15 and August 31. 

The application procedure varies depending on your country of origin:

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent degree in the field of Materials Science and Engineering (or equivalent) with above average grades. The Bachelor degree has to be completed with a minimum of 180 ECTS points or within a regular period of study of at least three years (if the Bachelor degree has not yet been conferred by the closing date for applications, but will be completed before the registration, you can apply with a preliminary transcript of records).
     
  • Knowledge in Metals and Materials Physics, Ceramics, Polymers, Functional Materials, Higher Mathematics, Technical Mathematics, Experimental Physics and Inorganic and Applied Chemistry.

  • English Language Proficiency (TOEFL iBT: 88 pts or more, IELTS: at least 6.5 overall and no section below 5.5)

Entrance Exam

If applicants do not exactly fulfill the skills described above, they may nevertheless be enrolled in the study program if they prove the skills required for the study program by passing a written entrance examination at KIT.

Aptitude assessment is based on the occupational profile of the profession(s) typically following the final goal and on qualifications corresponding to those that can be acquired in the Bachelor program Materials Science and Materials Engineering at KIT.

The entrance examination takes place at the end of the application phase of the summer or winter semester at KIT Campus South (Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe). The Admissions Committee decides on the necessity of participation in the entrance examination on the basis of the previously submitted application documents. The registration for the entrance examination must be made in the online portal at least 14 days before the date of the entrance examination.

In order to provide proof of successful participation in the entrance examination, the applicant must not have passed more than four application procedures. One application procedure is the allocation of study places for a specific start of studies.