Courses offered during the semester
The German language courses running during the semester ('in-sessional' courses) take place once or twice a week during the lecture period, depending on the course. They teach general as well as specific language skills at proficiency levels that range from beginner to advanced user, equivalent to the Common European Framework reference levels A0 to C1 (CEFR). The courses are designed for students involved in academic exchange programmes (Erasmus+, other exchange programmes), international students from all faculties, doctoral students from UdS and UKS Homburg as well as guest researchers and their family members. Participants who successfully complete a course can earn ECTS credits or a course certificate (Schein) that meets the requirements for an elective module in their chosen area of study.
Please note that our General Language Courses and Special Skills Courses - unless otherwise stated - take place as face-to-face/presence classes on the Saarbrücken Campus.
The general courses for ERASMUS students and general courses for doctoral students of the UKS Homburg usually take place as face-to-face/presence classes on the Homburg Campus.
The courses "Phonetics", "German for business and economics" and "German for academic purposes: Writing and presenting" take place in online format. All other courses are scheduled to take place in presence.
All courses are free of charge for UdS students, doctoral students and postdocs of the UdS.
All other participants must pay per course:
- Beginner's course: 150 Euro / semester
- General language Course: 100 Euro / semester
- Special skills course: 50 Euro / Semester
Please be sure to read before registering:
When you apply, you can indicate a preference for a particular course. We will make every effort to give you a place on your preferred course if you meet the prerequisites. In all other courses that you have selected, we can only offer you a place if you meet the prerequisites and if there are free places. You will be informed of your placement (admission) in the courses by e-mail.
The registration or the writing of the placement test does not guarantee a place.
Please note! If you miss the first session of the course without being excused, you will automatically lose your place in the course! Please send your apologies to deutschkurse(at)isz.uni-saarland.de
Abmeldung vom Kurs
Wenn Sie an Ihrem Kurs/Ihren Kursen nicht mehr teilnehmen können/möchten, teilen Sie uns dies bitte unbedingt zeitnah per E-Mail mit: deutschkurse(at)isz.uni-saarland.de
Preparatory and in-sessional courses for international students
How to contact us
Please contact our department by e-mail if you have questions
- about German language and special skills courses during the semester (In-sessional courses and short-intensive courses): deutschkurse(at)isz.uni-saarland.de
- about tandem 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)
Abteilung studienbegleitende Deutschkurse
/ Department of in-sessional German courses
International Study Centre Saar (ISZ Saar)
Head of department: Dr. Oxana Brandes
Secretary: Christine Koch M.A.
Phone: +49 (0) 681 302-71116