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International Office

HelloWorld@HSKL is a project for the internationalization of the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences funded by the BMBF and DAAD within the framework of HAW.International.


Who are our target groups?

HelloWorld@HSKL is aimed at all members of the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences: students, lecturers, and staff.


Which goals do we have?

With HelloWorld@HSKL, the strategic anchoring of internationalization at the university is aimed at and thus an increased opening to the region and abroad – in line with the motto "From the World to the Palatinate – From the Palatinate to the World". On the one hand, international mobility is to be promoted, on the other hand, intercultural experiences are to be made possible, initially even without a stay abroad.

How do we achieve these goals?

The strengthening of internationalization at the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences is to be achieved through a number of measures:

  • Writing of an internationalization strategy involving all stakeholders of the university
  • Compilation of "Integrated Semesters Abroad" to facilitate a stay abroad and recognition of the work done abroad in all attendance courses
  • Organization and implementation of international staff training for teachers and employees
  • Initiation of new and expansion of existing university partnerships
  • Introduction and expansion of "eBuddies" to prepare international students for their stay at the university
  • Promotion of language skills
  • Expansion of online preparatory courses (mathematics)
  • Provision of practical eLaboratory exercises from the MINT area

Project results

HelloWorld up-to-date


Internationalization strategy

Where are we going? - A strategy for all university members.


The Internationalization Strategy 2030 of the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences is available in our intern network.

Integrated Semesters Abroad

We make it easy for our students!

  • Stays abroad are integrated into their regular studies.
  • The recognition of achievements achieved at partner universities is guaranteed.
  • Individual adjustments are possible.

Find the selection suitable for your course of study here

International Staff Training

Our Best Practice Days offer:

  • Exchange of experience with international colleagues
  • Discussions about university topics and your own everyday work
  • Learning from each other and laughing together

Through HelloWorld@HSKL, staff training is institutionalized, offered at regular intervals and more closely aligned to the specific interests of teachers and employees.

University partnerships

More than 100 partner universities offer a wide range of options for stays abroad.


A detailed overview of our partners can be found here

Guest studies@HSKL

International students can spend one or two guest semesters at the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences and can also take advantage of our courses tought in Englisch.

Here you will find an overview of English-taught modules for guest/Erasmus students and our Incoming Programmes developed in the project

Online preparatory course mathematics

Math is fun!


As a Flipped Classroom, our students learn mathematics or refresh their knowledge before they start their studies. The online courses were previously offered in German; now the following target languages can also be selected:

Online preparatory course German

Learn German - Accomplish your studies

The international students of the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences are offered digital learning opportunities in the field of German as a foreign language at different levels, so that they can improve their language skills independently.

Click here for the online course

eLaboratories from the MINT area

Experiment virtually and learn from it!

This is what eLabs in the fields of physics, biology & chemistry, and engineering sciences make possible for our students. For (international) students some digital experiments are provided in English.

FAQ for international students

The most important questions about studying at Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences are answered in a compact way for the incoming target group - participants of the International Studienkolleg, visiting or Erasmus students as well as degree-seeking students.

Click here for the FAQ

Info Info Info

We provide up-to-date information material for students, lecturers and employees of Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences on the topic of internationalisation as well as interesting facts for our guests. Here are some examples:

Who are we?

Project management team:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Albert Meij, Department Applied Engineering
  • Daniela Fleuren, Head of Department International Relations and Languages
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Illgen, Department of Building and Design
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Luisa Medina, Department of Applied Logistics and Polymer Sciences

The makers:

Marisa Könitz, M.A.

Campus Kaiserslautern (AING)

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Maria Winkler

Campus Kaiserslautern (BG)

The HelloWorld@HSKL project is supported in its activities by the team of the International Office and the departmental coordinators, who act in particular as multipliers in the departments and promote internationalization there.