Intensive German language course in March
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 a student at another university, you can apply for a place, but you will initially be placed on the waiting list.
Duration of courses
Friday, 01 March 2024 – Wednesday, 27 March 2024
The course takes place in presence format on the Saarbrücken campus.
Monday to Friday from 9.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m.
and occasional afternoon sessions from 2.00 p.m. until 3.30 p.m.
Start of the lessons: Friday, 01 March 2024
Registration period (finished)
Wednesday, 11 January 2023, 12 p.m./noon – Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 12 p.m./noon or until the maximum number of participants has been reached (only online).
Registration is no longer possible.
If you are not studying at Saarland University, you can register, but you will first get a place on the waiting list.
Placement test obligatory
A placement test must be passed online before admission to the courses. You will receive the link to the placement test after registration.
Take the test in the time period: Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 10 a.m. - Thursday, 22 February 2024, 10 a.m.
The placement test must be taken online and must be completed by Thursday, 22 February 2024, 10 a.m. (deadline) at the latest. Start in time!
- 150 Euro for programme students of the UdS (Erasmus+, other exchange programms)
- 250 Euro for all other participants
Participants who have to pay course fees will receive an email after registration with the bank account information and indication of the payment deadline.
Proficiency levels (CEFR scale)
A2 to B2/C1 (courses are therefore not suitable for absolute beginners!)
It is not possible to apply for a specific language level. The levels of the courses held always depend on the level of knowledge of the respective course participants. Placement in the groups is made according to the results of our placement test.
- Oral expression
- Reading comprehension
- Listening comprehension
- Written expression
Students can acquire 6 credit points (6 ECTS) in case of regular participation and after successfully taking the final exam.
The admission/classification into the courses will be communicated to you by e-mail.
Participants who are unable to attend the first session of the course should send their apologies in advance by email to: deutschkurse(at)isz.uni-saarland.de
If you cannot/do not want to participate in the course anymore, please write us an e-mail: deutschkurse(at)isz.uni-saarland.de
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
- about German language and special skills courses during the semester (In-sessional courses during the semester, Short Intensive courses, German courses for doctoral students and university staff): deutschkurse(at)isz.uni-saarland.de
- about tandem language programme: sprachtandem(at)uni-saarland.de
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)