German for technical purposes (from B2)

German for technical purposes

Target groupProgramme students of UdS in technical disciplines (e.g. mechatronics, materials science) who have completed part of their specialist studies in their home country, with German knowledge

Language levels

from B2
ContentsAcquisition of basic technical vocabulary of the related disciplines of mathematics, physics, chemistry, vocabulary exercises on general German scientific language, reading strategies based on technical texts, grammatical phenomena of technical language, presentation of technical facts

Extent of lessons

1 x 2 teaching units per week
Schedule1x per week in the afternoon or evening.
The teaching days and times depend on the course.

Course fee

For UdS students (incl. students in exchange programmes, e.g. ERASMUS+), doctoral students and postdocs of the UdS free of charge, teaching materials not included.
All other participants pay per course 60 Euros / Semester. Teaching materials not included.

Beginning of lessons

see course page Summer semester or Winter semester
RegistrationRegistration is only possible within the specified registration period via the online registration form on our website. To do so, please check the desired semester in the semester courses. Registrations by e-mail will not be accepted.

Placement test

Yes. All applicants must take a placement test (online!) within a certain period of time. For dates, see the semester courses in the desired semester.

ECTS points

3 ECTS points. Requirements: regular attendance, final exam

Lect.-No. (LSF)

summer semester 2024: 150185

Note on Language levels:

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.

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