Application procedure and deadlines

You will only apply at your host university after being nominated by Erasmus departmental coordination and acceptance by the host university. Nomination normally takes place in April, May or June.  When you have been accepted, you will receive a notificaiton and information regarding your application by the host university. Deadlines will vary from university to university. You should declare your interest in a stay abroad in time for us to prepare everything. To make first contact at UdS please respect the following deadlines:

Deadline for declaring your interest at the LST Erasmus Coordination Office

For the winter semester:For the summer semester:
March 1 (01.03.) of every year (1 year before the planned exchange!)September 1 (01.09.) of every year (1 year before the planned exchange!)

The procedure consists of the following steps:

  1. March 1 | September 1 – you declare your interest in a stay abroad with the departmental coordination LST (list of 3 host universities you would like to go to, dates for your stay)
  2. April–June – nomination by departmental coordination LST
  3. then – acceptance by host university
  4. application deadline according to host university – your application at the host university

You will need all of the following documents in order to apply:

Your application form, please write legibly

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation in German or English
  • List of grades for all exams you have taken so far
  • List of classes you are attending in the current semester
  • List of the classes you plan to attend in the next semester
  • Learning agreement (please follow the procedure indicated on our website)
Selection process

If the number of applications exceeds the number of places at a given partner university, we will select candidates according to the following criteria:

  • Motivation
  • Subject (students from our department take precedence, but students from other departments are free to apply, as we are also in charge of placing students from other subject areas).
  • Number of semesters (students in higher semesters take precedence)
  • Language skills (e.g. first or second foreign language)
I have been accepted – what’s next?

The Erasmus Office will get in touch with the respective partner university and will forward the selected applicants’ names and addresses. The host university will then contact you. You will receive the forms to be filled in and relevant information about study and language courses, dates and deadlines, accommodation etc. That means you have been registered as an incoming student with the partner university.


Contact – Erasmus Coordination

Coordinator: Ms Andrea Wurm
Office: Ms Dimitra Papadopoulou
Building A2 2, Room 2.08.2
Phone: +49 681 302-4486
Fax: +49 681 302-4850 (please specify recipient)



Individual consultations

In case you need individual and personal support to solve your problems, please use the contact form to make an appointment.


Postal address

Saarland University
Language Science and Technology
Erasmus Coordination
Attn: Dimitra Papadopoulou
Campus A2 2, Room 2.08.2
66123 Saarbrücken