Preparing for your stay
To help us provide you with the support you need during your stay in Saarbrücken, please register for our guest researcher programme at the earliest opportunity – preferably before you arrive.
There are numerous ways in which you can finance your stay. Find out more about the major grant and scholarship databases and support programmes.
You should find out at the earliest opportunity whether or not you and your family require a visa to enter Germany.
If you do not have an employment contract with Saarland University or one of the on-campus research institutes, you will need to arrange your own health insurance cover.
If you have an employment contract with Saarland University or one of the on-campus research institutes, health insurance cover is provided automatically for you and your family.
Passport, driving licence, birth certificate? Check out our list of important documents and other items that you will need.
It is important that international students are aware of key dates during the semester, including deadlines for applications, enrolment and re-registration.