The university's residence halls are spread out all over the town but can all be easily accessed by public transport or bicycle. With residents coming from all over the world, integration of foreign students into the academic community and contact with German students is greatly simplified. For application for a room in a residence hall you should contact the student union of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Those preferring individual housing are free to rent rooms or apartments on a private basis.
The cost of living in Karlsruhe depends significantly on individual preferences with regard to housing, food, and leisure-time activities. 500 Euros per month provide most students with an appropriate standard of living.