Academic Programmes

As a higher education institution for teacher education, we are fully authorised to award doctoral and post-doctoral habilitation degrees. We enjoy a high reputation - both as a university and as a great place for studying, research and continuing education.

Our range of degree programmes covers a future-oriented spectrum both for professions in the field of education for all age groups as well as for research relevant to education.

We are particularly proud of our active teaching and learning culture, which gives students the opportunity to choose their individual focus and profile. As a graduate, you will start your professional career with profound expertise and practical skills - be it at a school or in another educational field. You are considering pursuing a degree in Teacher Education and are looking for a suitable programme of study offering good prospects for the future? You can even imagine pursuing a doctorate in the field of Educational Sciences?

Teaching is the job of your dreams?

At our university, students can pursue a degree in Teacher Education for Primary Schools and Secodary Schools I, for the German school system. Both programmes can optionally be studied as bilingual courses (BLL/CLIL). As a matter of principle, (at least) three subjects have to be studied. To be eligible to work as a teacher, you must complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree. Subsequently, you will need to complete the practical training phase ("Referendariat").

Our programmes of study

Guide to our bachelor's programmes

Guide to our master's programmes

Extracurricular courses

At your service

Do you have any questions regarding our programmes of study, the admission requirements or the application process? Are you facing a special personal, health or financial situation? The student help desk (Studien-Service-Zentrum) will provide you with support and advice on any questions you may have.

Montags bis Mittwochs 09:00 – 15:00 Uhr
Donnerstags 09:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Freitags 09:00 – 12:00 Uhr

Do you live in another country and would like to spend a semester in Karlsruhe as an incoming exchange student or earn a degree at our university? Our team at the International Office are experts in this field and will answer any question you may have regarding student mobility and exchange programmes. We have a lot of experience with exchange students at our university and we will help you overcome any minor or major hurdles you may encounter.

Semester periods

Duration of the semester1 October 2023 - 31 March 2024
Orientation phase for first-year students9 October 2023 - 13 October 2023
Lecture period16 October 2023 - 2 February 2024
Christmas break25 December 2023 - 5 January 2024
Examination period3 February 2024 - 16 February 2024
Re-registration period for the next semester15 January 2024 - 15 February 2014
Duration of the semester1 April 2024 - 30 September 2024
Orientation phase for first-year students8 April 2024 - 12 April 2024
Lecture period15 April 2024 - 26 July 2024
Easter break29 March 2024 - 7 April 2024
Examination period27 July 2024 - 10 August 2024
Re-registration period for the next semester20 June 2024 - 20 July 2024
Duration of the semester1 October 2024 - 31 May 2025
Orientation phase for first-year students7 October 2024 - 11 October 2024
Lecture period14 October 2024 - 31 January 2025
Christmas break21 December 2024 - 5 January 2025
Examination period1 February 2025 - 15 February 2025
Re-registration period for the next semester15 January 2025 - 15 February 2025


Last updated: 17.01.2024
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