Our German language course offer

The language courses offered by the Department of in-sessional German courses at the ISZ Saar include:


German language courses that run during the semester

The in-sessional semester courses are the ideal format for international students (Bachelor, Master, Erasmus-, Partner programmes), PhD students, guest researchers, employees and their family members. The courses offered cover all language proficiency levels and run for the entire duration of the semester. Depending on the course selected, participants can improve their general language skills or acquire and develop their proficiency in specific areas. Our special beginners' courses are aimed at participants with no knowledge of German.

Short Intensive courses

To help make their study abroad semester a success, students in the Erasmus+ and other exchange programmes can take part in the short intensive language courses that run in March, October and September of each year and whose content and curriculum have been designed to meet the specific needs of exchange students. Those who want to participate must have previous knowledge of the German language.

German courses for beginners

International students or doctoral candidates from all faculties of the UdS and UKS Homburg who have no knowledge of German learn the German language in German courses specially adapted to the needs of zero beginners, in the so-called beginners' courses.

Language courses for doctoral researchers / PhD students

Special doctoral courses meet the needs of doctoral researchers who wish to improve their German language proficiency. In addition to improving general language competence, the focus is on the day-to-day skills required in a German academic environment – phone calls with German colleagues, writing and replying to e-mails, etc.

German language courses for university staff

Depending on their own level of knowledge, university staff will have the opportunity to learn German from beginner level onwards or to further develop their existing basic knowledge of the German language in the German courses for university staff, whose formats and content are specially tailored to their needs. A virtual "language break" is used to put what has been learned into practice. A workshop on German in everyday university life covers the everyday needs of employees at an advanced level (B1/B2).

Tandem language exchange programme

The tandem programme pairs up people with different native languages who are interested in learning the language of their tandem partner. The programme is open to students, university employees and, if enough places are available, to members of the public.

Learn more about the ISZ Saar Tandem programme.

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International Study Centre Saar (ISZ Saar)

Preparatory and in-sessional courses for international students

How to contact us

Please contact our department of In-sessional courses by e-mail if you have questions

Do you have questions about other courses offered at the ISZ Saar? Then you will find the right contact person for your request here.

If you have any questions regarding your application to the UdS or enrolment in study-preparatory DSH and VSI courses, please only contact the team of the Admissions Office (e-mail: studium(at)uni-saarland.de)

Postal address

Internationales Studienzentrum Saar (ISZ Saar)
der Universität des Saarlandes
Abteilung studienbegleitende Kurse
Campus, Gebäude A3 2, Raum 4
D-66123 Saarbrücken