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.

Beginning of courses changed

Due to the postponement of the start of lectures, our In-sessional German language courses during the semester will not start until 2 November 2020.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic

please note the general information on teaching in the winter semester 2020/21 at the UdS. | Please check our homepage of the In-sessional German language courses regularly and keep yourself informed about current developments.


Duration of courses in winter

2 November 2020 to 5 February 2021

Internationales Studienzentrum Saar (ISZ Saar)

Studienvorbereitende und -begleitende Kurse für internationale Studierende

** Current contact details **

In order to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, the ISZ Saar currently offers restricted services.
You can reach the secretariat (Ms Keller) Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. by phone at +49 (0) 681 - 302 2850
and by e-mail:

Abteilung studienbegleitende Deutschkurse

im Internationalen Studienzentrum Saar (ISZ Saar)
Leiterin: Dr. Oxana Brandes
Sekretariat: Christine Koch M.A.
Tel.: +49 (0) 681 302-71116


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