Doctoral students

German language courses for doctoral students

These German courses are aimed at international doctoral researchers / PhD students who wish to improve their German language skills. In addition to developing general language skills (grammar, speaking, listening, reading, writing), the focus is on the day-to-day skills required in a German academic environment, such as making telephone calls, answering e-mails, etc.
As these courses are designed for doctoral students from all academic disciplines, no subject-specific language will be taught. The course materials are compiled by the course teachers themselves so that there is always an opportunity to respond to specific learner requirements.

The courses are offered as part of the German courses for international students in cooperation with the International Office and have been incorporated into the Saarland University's GradUS scheme.

PhD students without German language skills are also welcome to take part in the beginners' course to learn German.

Missed the registration?

If you are a doctoral student and have just missed the online registration period for the semester courses, please send us an email with your course request and ask if there is still a place available.

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)

Postal address

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