Qualification for admission to higher education

Foreign school leaving certificates are generally not equal or equivalent to the German Abitur. For more information on the formal recognition and acceptance of foreign educational certificates please visit the official anabin website. They are classified as follows:

School leaving certificates permitting direct access to institutions of higher education

If you have a school leaving certificate of this type, you can apply directly for admission to Saarland University, provided you can demonstrate adequate German language skills. Please note that your school leaving certificate might not entitle you to study all subjects available at Saarland University. More information on school leaving certificates permitting direct access to institutions of higher education.

School leaving certificates requiring a subsequent assessment test

If your school leaving certificate is in this group, you will first need to pass the higher education assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) at a Studienkolleg to demonstrate that you have the requisite academic and language skills for your proposed course of study. After having passed the Feststellungsprüfung you can apply to study at Saarland University.

Under the following two predetermined conditions an aplication for Studienkolleg (technical preparation course "T") is possible:

  1. The application for Studienkolleg course only is possible for registered refugees and people entitled to political asylum (Please submit proof of refugee status).
  2. The application for Studienkolleg course only is possible in order to apply for one of the following Bachelor programmes: Bachelor Plus MINT, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Embedded Systems, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Microfabrication and Nanostructures, Physics, Systems Engineering.

If you do not fulfil these two conditions, please go to www.studienkollegs.de in order to find suitable courses at other universities.