International university

I imagine being a global citizen

More than half of Karlshochschule’s students come from abroad. The origin of the students is very diverse, spread across around 60 countries worldwide. The top 3 countries – USA, Vietnam and Brazil – are each represented by up to 20 people.

Incoming & outgoing students

All students at the Karls spend the 4. resp. 5th semester at one of the more than 120 partner universities worldwide (outgoing students) to gain additional experience abroad and broaden their horizons. The semester abroad offers students the opportunity to develop their intercultural competence, improve their foreign language skills and get to know a new learning culture. At the same time, students can make international contacts that can help them later in their careers. In return, Karlshochschule welcomes numerous foreign students from partner universities (exchange students) every semester. Through intensive support from the International Office as well as various activities and excursions, the exchange students are integrated into the regular study program and the university community. This promotes intercultural exchange between students.

Teaching & Research

The training content is global and prepares students for careers on the international job market. English as the language of instruction and other courses, e.g. Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, French, form the linguistic basis for this. Cross-cultural collaboration in teams with teachers from different countries and cultures leads to international experiences directly in the classroom. Karlshochschule’s global network and the international orientation of its teaching and research lead to a wide range of collaborations, projects, events and international scientific work.


The focus of the training is on practical relevance. Various international company projects and a compulsory internship semester – often completed abroad – provide students with a wide range of international practical experience.


Whether professors, lecturers or employees – Karls is home to a great diversity of backgrounds, languages, cultures and international experience.

We live and love diversity!

Karlshochschule - international university