Start of programmes

Students can generally begin a Master's degree programme either at the beginning of the winter semester or at the beginning of the summer semester. However, a number of Master's programmes only start in the winter semester, while for some others a winter start is recommended.

Please find out early on about the mandatory or recommended starting dates for the degree programme in which you are interested.

Semester dates

The winter semester at Saarland University begins on 1 October and ends on 31 March. Taught courses begin about 20 October and run to mid February. The summer semester starts on 1 April and finishes on 30 September, with taught courses running from around 20 April to the end of July.

Please check the university's web page for details of current semester dates.