Summer semester 2024

In-sessional German language courses running during the summer and winter semester

Our Department of in-sessional German courses at the ISZ Saar offers German language courses running during the semester ('in-sessional' courses) that 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. Classes are held once or twice a week for two or three semester hours (SWS), depending on the courses in the programme. 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.

Duration of courses

Monday, 29 April 2024 – Friday, 26 July 2024

Class times

The semester courses take place in the afternoon or evening (usually between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.). You will only receive the exact times with your admission document. We do not provide any information beforehand.

Classes start in the week from Monday, 29 April 2024 to Friday, 03 May 2024.

Registration period (finished)

Wednesday, 06 March 2024, 12 p.m./noon – Tuesday, 09 April 2024, 12 p.m./noon (only online!)
Registration is no longer possible.

Language proficiency test obligatory

Concerns all applicants, but not real beginners!
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, 11 March 2024, 10 a.m. - Thursday, 11 April 2024, 10 a.m.
The placement test must be taken online and must be completed by Thursday, 11 April 2024, 10 a.m. (deadline) at the latest. Start in time!

Course fees

All courses are free of charge for UdS students (incl. students in exchange programmes, e.g. ERASMUS), doctoral students and postdocs of the UdS.
All other participants must pay per course:

  • Beginner's course: 180 Euro / semester
  • General language Course: 120 Euro / semester
  • Special skills course: 60 Euro / Semester

Participants who have to pay course fees will receive a corresponding invoice after the first weeks of classes with the account information and indication of the payment deadline.

Please note!

When you apply, you can state a preference for a particular course. We will make every effort to try and get you a place on your preferred course. In all other courses that you select, we can only offer you a place if places are still available.
There is no guarantee of a place when you register or write the placement test.

Please note! If you miss the first session of the course without any excuse, you will automatically lose your place!  Please send your apologies to deutschkurse(at)

The classification into the courses will be communicated to you by e-mail.

It is not possible to apply for a specific language level (except for beginner courses). 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.

Registration is only possible within the specified registration period via the online registration form on our website. Registrations by e-mail will not be accepted.

Unsubscribe from course

If you are no longer able to participate in your course(s), please let us know 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