The international foundation programme VSi MINT has been designed to enable candidates who do not have a recognized higher education entrance qualification and whose German is not yet proficient enough for normal study to join Saarland University's special 'Bachelor Plus MINT' programme.

Applicants who successfully complete the VSi MINT programme are eligible to begin the orientation phase at Saarland University or at htw saar.

Contact hours: 15 hours per week, combinated with a level B2/C1 German course

Programme structure

The international foundation programme VSi MINT is split into two parts:

Part 1 (duration: one semester)

  • German language course (level B2/C1) at the International Study Centre Saar (18 hours per week)
  • Foundation course in mathematics (10 hours per week)
  • Foundation course in physics (5 hours per week)

At the end of the semester, students will take a German language exam, which is structured similarly to the DSH language proficiency test, and an intermediate exam in mathematics and physics.

Requirements: Command of German at level B2, as determined by a diagnostic language test. If your German is not yet at B2 level, you can join a lower level language course. These courses are offered at all levels from A0 to B1.2. However, these lower level language courses are not part of the International foundation programme VSi MINT.

Part 2 (duration: two semesters)

Preparatory phase at the institution at which you want to study:

  • VSi MINT at Saarland University
  • INGprep at htw saar

A large number of courses are offered, allowing you to select courses that match your personal interests and strengths. To optimize learning progression, we also offer supplementary courses in mathematics and in German for technical and scientific purposes.

If you successfully complete the VSi MINT foundation programme, you will automatically receive a subject-specific entrance qualification for the Bachelor Plus MINT degree programme at Saarland University.

How to apply for the VSi MINT programme

You will first need to obtain preliminary review documentation from uni-assist. Please select "Bachelor Plus MINT" as your degree programme. You will receive all further information in the uni-assist portal.