Intensive German language course in September

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

Monday, 02 September 2024 – Friday, 27 September 2024
The course takes place in presence format on the Saarbrücken campus.

Class times

Monday to Friday from 9.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. 
and occasional afternoon sessions from 2 p.m. until 3.30 p.m.

Start of the lessons: Monday, 02 September 2024

Registration period

Thursday, 02 June 2024, 12.00 p.m./noon – Thursday, 18 July 2024, 12.00 p.m./noon (only online!)

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: Monday, 26 August 2024, 10.00 a.m. – Tuesday, 27 August 2024, 10.00 a.m.
The placement test must be taken online and must be completed by Tuesday, 27 August 2024, 10.00 a.m. (deadline) at the latest. Start in time!

Course fees

  • 180 Euro for programme students of the UdS (Erasmus+, other exchange programms)
  • 300 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.

Course duration

80 units (1 unit = 45 min. class session)

Outline content

  • Oral expression
  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Written expression

Credit Points

Students can acquire 6 credit points (6 ECTS) in case of regular participation and after successfully taking the final exam.

Please note!

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)


If you cannot/do not want to participate in the course anymore, please inform us by e-mail: deutschkurse(at)


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