Double Degree Program for KIT industrial engineering students
You are a KIT student and want to take part in the Double Degree Program? Find out how to apply and how to prepare for the Double Degree Program.
Here you will find the information related to the application procedure at the KIT and what you need to know before starting the Double Degree.
|Fall/Winter deadline||Spring/Summer deadline|
|Double Degree Program application at KIT||1st of December||-|
|Master application at KIT||15th of July||15th of January|
|Payment and Re-Registration at the KIT||Form the 1st of July to the 15th of August||15th of January to the 15th of February|
|Application at INP Gernoble||30th of April*||4th of November*|
Application for the FGU grant
|Enrollment from the 2nd of May to the 30th of September for students selected for the Double Degree before the 30th of September **||
Enrollment from the 15th of January to the 31st of March for students selected for the Double Degree after the 30th of September
|Application for the Erasmus+ grant (Registration in the Mobility Online portal)||1st of September for the students that start in spring||1st of March for the students that start in fall|
* The Grenoble INP deadlines might change from one year to the other, you will receive the information per E-Mail after your nomination at KIT.
** If you missed the enrollment deadline of the 30th of September, you won’t have the possibility to enroll during the spring enrollment phase.
- Good French language skills: B1 GER-level
- Good English skills: B2 GER-level
- Bachelor's or similar degree which staisfies both university requirements to start the program
- Curriculum vitae
- Motivation letter
- Baccalaureate certificate
- Current Transcript of Records
- A detailed study plan with all the coursess you plan to do during the Double Degree Program. To create a clear study plan, you can use the linked example templates as a guide: Track 1+2 and Track 3.
- Proof of the language skills mentioned under point Admission requirements
- Proof of the specifications provided in the curriculum vitae
- At least 60 ECTS credits of academic courses are completed at Grenoble INP – Génie Industriel in one of the specialization areas for master students
- A total of 60 ECTS must be transferred to the KIT at the end of the program. Therefore, we recommend you to check beforehand, if the courses you want to choose can be recognized at KIT.
- 2nd year:
- At least 30 ECTS credits of academic courses are completed at KIT.
- The final master’s degree thesis (30 ECTS credits) is done at KIT under the supervision of a KIT and a Grenoble INP faculty member. Both parties must approve the thesis subject before the beginning of the thesis.
Track 2: Double Master's Degree
- 1st year: at least 60 ECTS credits of academic courses are completed at KIT.
- 2nd year:
- At least 30 ECTS credits of academic courses are completed at Grenoble INP in one of the specialization areas for master students
- A total of 30 ECTS must be transferred to the KIT at the end of the program. Therefore, we recommend you to check beforehand, if the courses you want to choose can be recognized at KIT.
- The final master’s degree thesis (30 ECTS credits) is done at Grenoble INP under the supervision of a Grenoble INP and a KIT faculty member. Both parties must approve the thesis subject before the beginning of the thesis.
Track 3: KIT-Master + French Engineering Degree
- 30 ECTS can be transferred from credits already obtained in previous studies for equivalent courses (e.g., 30 ECTS from the obtained bachelor’s degree)
- At least 60 ECTS are completed in one of the specialization areas of the French Engineering Degree program: Supply Chain Management or Product Development. Depending on your preferences, you might choose to follow courses from the S7, S8, or S9. However, you must follow the complete program of the semester you choose, i.e. complete the modules described on the Grenoble INP – Génie Industriel website
- Moreover, 30 ECTS of the courses completed at the INP must be transferred to the KIT at the end of the program. Therefore, we recommend you check beforehand, if the courses you want to choose can be recognized at KIT.
- Students must perform or have performed (e.g., during the bachelor’s degree) an internship of at least 8 weeks.
- The B2 level in English is compulsory to get the French Engineering Degree.
After being nominated by the IRO at the KIT, you have to apply to the partner university (Grenoble INP – Génie Industriel) to conclude your acceptance into the program. You will receive the necessary information about the process in advance to prepare the documents. Moreover, you will receive the information concerning the Erasmus+ and DFH grants before starting the Double Degree Program and you will have to prepare an official study plan required by the KIT.
The last degree obtained
Current Transcript of Records
List of past courses attended at your Home University
List of courses currently attended at your Home University
Academic transcript of records
Language certificate stating your level in English and/or French (template available in the application)
Recommendation letter from one of your professors
Learning agreement (available model in the application form)
Nomination letter from Home University
Statal residence (Résidences Crous): After receiving the confirmation of the online application at the INP, you will receive a login and a password to start the housing application process with the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO). If you correctly complete the application form, you will be assigned to a room. You can accept or decline in case prefer to search elsewhere.
Important: if you didn’t receive the confirmation directly after concluding the application process, you should check if something went wrong.
Private residence: There are some private residences around the city, for example, the Studea, Privilodges, or Etudines residences.
Apartment / shared flat: You can find a private room or apartment online, for example on leboncoin, appartager, and lacartedescolocs.
You must make sure that all the ECTS credits required can be transferred to your home and the partner university. This should not be a problem if you followed your track’s requirements during the whole program. After validating all your courses, you have to complete the recognition procedure to transfer the courses from the Grenoble INP to the KIT (if required by the KIT).
Please use the following application form: DD_Formular_Antrag auf Anerkennung_generische DD Module_v3.docx. Please note that no other template will be accepted. You can fill in this form for each module that includes external courses according to your study plan and your transcripts of records (we will add the converted grades). Only one module is to be selected per application. The information "grade KIT" (conversion of external grade) and "total module grade" will be filled in by the WiWi - IRO. The processing of the applications is only possible, if all KIT and external examination achievements concerned in the modules have been successfully completed and verified in the both transcripts of records.
Please send the completed applications to international relations (as Word documents) together with the official transcripts of records from the KIT and the partner university. For our part, all information in the applications must then be checked (comparison with the study plan approved by us, the list of recognized courses and the transcripts of records) and an overall module grade must be calculated in each case (proportional to the credit points). The final applications must be signed by you. After processing in Wiwi-IRO they will be forwarded to the examination office. The acknowledgment of the achievements is requested from this point on and can then still take a few weeks until your KIT transcript of records is complete. ∂ wiwi kit edu
Please note that a module cannot contain more than 12 ECTS credit points, and once the pass mark of 9 credit points has been reached, no further achievements can be entered into a KIT module.
If you are unable to find a supervisor for the Master's thesis after several attempts, you can contact the examination board via the faculty’s examination office and apply for the assignment of a topic.
2. Specifics for students in the double master program
As a student in the double master program you are advised to inform yourself particularly early of all requirements for writing and supervision of your thesis both, at your host and at your home university. You need a supervisor at KIT as well as at the partner university. For evaluating your Master’s thesis at KIT (crediting for the KIT degree), only the official KIT examiner is responsible. The intensity of the individual supervision as well as possible agreements between your supervisors at the guest and home university depend on the respective examiners/supervisors. Hence, please inform your supervisors at both partner universities right from the start that your Master´s thesis is also assessed at the respective partner university and clarify the further supervision procedure with both of them.
3. Admission requirements
The final thesis at KIT is usually written in the last academic year. However, it is not necessarily the last examination assessment in the course of studies. The degree can also be completed with another examination assessment. If you have not yet completed all examination assessments when registering for the thesis, you should prepare an examination schedule with all remaining examination assessments.
4. Steps for your final thesis
Try to answer the following questions to get some first ideas: “What are my major fields of study?” and “Which topics interest me in particular?”
a. Search for postings of open thesis topics on the websites of each institute/chair at KIT-Department of Economics and Management (cf. number 5). As soon as you have found an interesting topic, you should get in touch with the responsible advisor and apply for this thesis topic.
b. Alternatively you can propose a topic by yourself. Think about which chair and supervisor is most suitable and contact him/her directly.
c. You can also propose final thesis topics that are acquired externally in cooperation with companies. In this case, you send your application to the respective company independently and sort out all matters with your responsible advisors both at your home and host university. We would like to point out that this option implies extra effort and time as you need to coordinate your thesis topic and supervision not only with your university supervisors, but also with your advisor/instructor at the company.
For your application at a KIT-chair usually your transcript of records and curriculum vitae need to be handed in. As soon as you get a positive response, try to arrange an appointment with your advisor in order to discuss the upcoming steps. Please consider the coordination with the examiner at the partner university while choosing a thesis topic at KIT. Both examiners need to agree on your chosen topic.
5. Information on finding a topic
a. On the websites of each institute/chair at the KIT-Department for Economics and Management you will find many published topics. An overview of all institutes can be found at https://www.wiwi.kit.edu/english/mitarbeiter.php. Then go through the individual chairs of the institutes and look for thesis offers.
b. A final thesis can also be written at the institutes WBK and IFL, which are not part of the KIT-Department of Economics and Management:
c. A final thesis can also be written at institutes of other KIT faculties. If the initial supervision of the thesis is outside the KIT-Department of Economics and Management, a second supervisor ("co-referent") of KIT-Department of Economics and Management is compulsory.
d. Several chairs potentially do not publish any topics on their websites or you might also have your own ideas for a topic of your final thesis. In this case you can also contact the relevant professor or advisor directly and make your own proposal.
6. Time frame
a. Start searching in due time. Searching for a thesis topic, the application process and the period until you are accepted may take up a lot of time. Hence, you should start searching as soon as possible. We highly recommend you to start organizing the necessary steps one semester in advance in order to have enough time to plan your thesis project.
b. After your topic has been determined, the first step in the campus system lies with the supervising institute. From there, the topic is entered and assigned to you. The examiner and co-examiner are also appointed (cf. number 7).
c. After registration you have 6 months to finish your thesis.
d. You can register your thesis at any time and don't have to consider KIT's lecture periods.
7. Thesis registration at KIT
Name of the thesis
Name and Institute of the first supervisor
Date of Registration
8. Additional hints: