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Study at a university that wants to promote changemakers in today’s global society and business with international study programs. Karlshochschule International University is a private University in Karlsruhe, Germany, offering bachelor programs in society, international business and management that strives to promote future leaders of society with a focus on the values of sustainability, diversity and social responsibility.

Additionally, studying at Karlshochschule you can expect a private University setting at a public university price!

Courses are conducted in English, but you’ll be encouraged to take German language classes for full immersion.

Plus, you can expect all the support of AFS behind you! AFS Staff in Germany will arrange airport pickup, offer on the ground support on program, and connect you to the local AFS community in Karlsruhe!

Eligibility Requirements

A high school degree is required to enter into the four-year bachelor’s program.

If you’ve studied at a college or university for two or more years, or have an associate degree, you may have the option to skip the first “foundation” year and participate in a three-year program.

The Bachelor’s Degree Program is ideal for students interested in nonprofit work and international management, or for anyone looking to increase their understanding of global affairs and communication. The Karls is always looking to take on new students who are passionate about improving their communities and the world around them!

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Four Year Bachelors Program

Karlshochschule University gives students from all over the world the opportunity to study abroad in Germany and prepare to be global professionals. The Bachelor’s Degree Program combines fundamental education in general management with detailed information about specific industries. The overall purpose of an education at Karlshochschule is give you a full understanding of world business, economics, and relations to empower you to make a difference.

In your classes, you’ll learn about global economies and international markets as well as develop foreign language skills. Students will also get hands-on experience through internship and study abroad opportunities. At Karlshochschule University, you can expect your classes and real-world activities to help you prepare for a successful and impactful international career.


The following undergraduate programs are offered in English:

International Business Program, specialize in one of the following:

  • Intercultural Management
  • Responsible Business
  • Marketing

Society Program, with degrees in the following subjects:

  • International Relations
  • Politics, Philosophy, and Economics
  • Citizenship and Civic Engagement
  • Globalization, Governance, and Law

You can read more about the programs and educational background of Karlshochschule (including information about their Management program taught in German) at their flyer found here!

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The Ideal Karlshochschule Student:

  • is willing to assume responsibility, believes that leadership is an opportunity to serve others and society,
  • is capable of changing his/her point of view and questioning his/her own construction of reality, on the basis of sound know-how and a broad academic education,
  • is able to look “behind the scenes” of what seems to be self-evident,
  • is willing to cross inner and outer borders and open to new and foreign experiences and,
  • thus, in the spirit of life-long learning, has acquired the ability of independently developing his/her personality.

Here’s an example of an amazing Karlshochschule student making a difference in their community, Helen Ramos Representing Guatemala at the UN Youth Climate Action Summit.

Cost comparison (USD)

Karlshochschule with half scholarship* Karlshochschule normal tuition* US Public two-year (in-district) US Public four-year (in-state) US Public Four Year (out of state) Private four year
Tuition $4,548.48 $9,141.12 $3,570.00 $9,970.00 $25,620.00 $34,740.00
Room and Board $7,948.80 $7,948.80 $8,400.00 $10,800.00 $10,800.00 $12,210.00
Books and Supplies $662.40 $662.40 $1,420.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,220.00
Transportation $357.70 $357.70 $1,780.00 $1,170.00 $1,170.00 $1,030.00
Other expenses $2,331.65 $2,331.65 $2,410.00 $2,100.00 $2,100.00 $1,700.00
Total cost per year $15,849.02 $20,441.66 $17,580.00 $25,290.00 $40,940.00 $50,900.00

* costs are industry averages and subject to exchange rates


Program Facts

  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Affiliated institutions: Karlshochschule International University and InterCultur (a subsidiary of AFS Germany)
  • Scholarship application deadline: December 31, 2019
  • Program application deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Program starts: September 21st 2020

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