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International Program


Every year, students from around the world study at the HKA. Read about their experiences in their own words.


Center of Competence
International Program/ Course Coordinator and Advisor
Cordelia Makartsev

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-2505
cordelia.makartsevspam prevention@h-ka.de

Office hours:
Mon, Wed + Fri 9.00 a.m.-12.00 a.m.
+ consultations by appointment

Bldg F, room 009
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe

Alonso from Mexico:
“I can say that my time in Karlsruhe was perhaps one of the most memorable periods of my life. Karlsruhe is a balanced city where it's possible to have fun and study at the same time. The international community is very united and there is no doubt I have found lifelong friends among them. The German people were always kind and respectful and the way they live their everyday lives is something I wish will never change. I know I will be back to get to know even more about this wonderful country.”

Fathy from Egypt:
„The Small Big Town that took my heart away ;) Being an Erasmus student in Karlsruhe was the best that happened in my life so far. The experiences that I gained there and in Europe in General are priceless.”

Kent from the USA:
“Personally, I have always wanted to travel the world, Europe being my first choice. Studying abroad at HKA was more than perfect for me. The student life, professors, and staff provided me with the overseas experience I was looking for. Living in Germany was an opportunity of a lifetime and experiencing different cultures and the German lifestyle was most rewarding. I would do it all again in a heartbeat.”

João from Brazil:
"I can’t find words to describe how amazing and rewarding it was to study the last six months at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. It was hard work, but really, really rewarding. The staff was always helpful, the teachers were great and I really can’t wait to be able to go back to Karlsruhe and visit all these people. Thank you very much for the opportunity!”

Fernando from Mexico:
“At the university you learn, not just to make calculations, or about materials, electronics, geomatics or whatever you study, but you learn a different kind of thinking, you learn how to analyse problems from a different point of view. But most importantly you learn how people from all around the world would solve the same problem in a hundred different ways (it´s not called international program without reason).”

Dahee from South Korea:
“The exchange student life in Karlsruhe was the greatest experience I've ever had in my life. It was an amazing experience without any regrets. Things I've learned, places I've visited, people I've met will last forever in my heart. I will always miss the life in Germany, miss the life in Karlsruhe.”

Alex from South Korea:
“Totally different one year from the rest of my life. All those parties, nightlife, fascinating friends and traveling Europe! It happened to me in this lovely city.”

David from Egypt:
"Karlsruhe is a student town with a lot of cool activities going on! Also studying international business in a class full of students from all around the world was definitely an interesting experience."

Angie from Taiwan:
“This exchange experience totally changed the rest of my life. With the assistance from HKA, I did one more semester internship and loved the way Germans co-work with me. I am now working as a Software Engineer in Karlsruhe, and I would stay in Germany forever.”

Francisco from Mexico:
“I really like my experiences made in Karlsruhe; it is a nice way to see how is the everyday life of a small German town. The experience of getting to know people of different parts of the world is amazing.”