Short Intensive courses

Intensive language courses "German as a foreign language" in March, September and October

Each year in March, September and October we run a Intensive German language course that has been specially designed to meet the needs of exchange students preparing to study at Germany or Saarland University (UdS). The German intensive language course is thematically designed to meet the needs of students on Erasmus+ and other exchange programmes. The reading and listening comprehension texts are specially chosen to provide you with information about student life at Saarland University – both on campus and in and around Saarbrücken. The short intensive courses start at language level A2 (CEFR). Previous knowledge of the German language is mandatory, therefore beginners cannot be admitted to this course.

Please note: If you are an Erasmus student at another university, you can apply for a place, but you will initially be placed on the waiting list.

German Beginners?

No intensive courses.
Beginners' courses are only available in the course offer from summer and winter semester.

German for Beginners



Short Intensive courses

All dates of our short intensive courses in March, September and October.
For full details, please refer to the individual course website (accessible via the menu).


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.

Go directly to the registration.

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