Other Services and Support

Student's Career Roadmap

If you are an international student planing to work in Germany, you should take  look at our Student's Career Roadmap to get a better picture of the necessary skills and the hurdles that might be involved.

Student's Career Roadmap

 

Other Services and Resources on Campus

International Office

The International Office is managing all aspects of Saarland University’s international relations and activities. It is in charge of the international exchange programmes and the university’s academic partnerships, as well as of organising cultural events and excursions for international students. If you're planing to do an internship in France, the International Office will also be in charge of the "Convention de Stage" procedures.

International Office

Cultural Events by the Center for International Students—ZiS

 

International Student Center - ISZ Saar

The International Study Center is a central institution of Saarland University and prepares international applicants for their studies. They also support international students later on during their studies to ensure their academic success through courses and seminars, among them German language courses: a key factor in reaching your goals in Germany.

In-sessional German courses (during the semester)

Intensive pre-sessional German courses (before the semester, for Erasmus students)

Preparatory intensive German courses for the DSH German language certificate

Courses and workshops on international academic culture

Center for Key Skills and University Didactics - ZeSH

The Center for Key Skills and University Didactics offers courses and workshops to develop intercultural, international, information technology (IT) and media skills. Some of these are also offered in English, while many others in German B1 level.

ZeSH's Key Skills programme

General Student Committee - AStA

The AStA not only represents the interests of the students but also provide counselling services related to financial affairs, cultural events on campus, social involvement opportunities and sustainability, among many others. Also, there is an International Students Representative, who you can contact if you have any questions regarding international students' experience at our institution. The AStA also offers support through their Students@Work scheme, whose objective is to guide you and inform you on matters related to your rights as an student employee, to taxes and to social security. 

AStA

International Students Representative

Students@Work

Saarland Student Services - Studentenwerk im Saarland e.V.

The Saarland Student Services is a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to provide economic and social support and assistance to students at Saarland’s institutions of higher education. They manage the student refectories and cafeterias, the Mental Health Counselling Service (PPB), the child day-care centres, the student halls of residence, among others.

Saarland Student Services

Central Student Advisory Service

The Central Student Advisory Service provides advice and information on planning and organizing your studies and studying effectively. The range of topics covered during the consultation sessions is wide: Deciding what to study; applying for a place on a degree course; the structure, content and demands of different academic subjects; reorientation options: switching subjects, problems with studying or dropping out; questions about financing your studies; and studying while working, studying for a second degree or studying without a higher education entrance qualification.

All their services are provided free of charge no matter how long a consultation session lasts or how many times you come to see them.

Central Student Advisory Service

Campus bureau of the Federal Employment Agency - Bundesagentur für Arbeit

This placement service of the Agency helps students find a job. The buro also offers all the other services provided by the Federal Employment Agency, which is the main resource for newcomers in Germany. Besides job placement, they provide support in recognition of qualifications, financial aids, social insurance, and counselling to start a business. Moreover, they represent the European Employment Service (see below) on campus. 

Campus bureau of the Federal Employment Agency

*Flyer in German, but services are provided in English as well.

Federal Employment Agency – Bundesagentur für Arbeit

European Employment Service - EURES

EURES is a cooperation network that seeks to facilitate the free movement of workers within the European Union plus Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. It provides information, placement and recruitment services to employers and jobseekers. Moreover, EURES plays an important role in providing specific information and facilitating placements for the benefit of employers and frontier workers in European cross-border regions (source: European Commission). Our cross-border region is called die Großregion/la Grande Région and comprises Saarland (GE), Rhineland Palatinate (GE), Luxembourg (LU), Wallonia (BE), and Lorraine (FR).

The EURES provides its services on campus through the buro of the Federal Employment Agency (see above). 

For more information, click on the following links.

European Employment Service - EURES

EURES Großregion/Grande Région

*Only available in German and French

Die Großregion/La Grande Région

Saarland

Language Center

At the Language Center, you can take various courses in 16 diferent languages. You can also take language examinations and obtain internationally recognised certificates, such as the IELTS and UNI-CERT. Moreover, they continously accept job applications.

Language Center 

GradUS - Support Center for Doctoral Researchers

GradUS coordinates and organises support for doctoral researchers at Saarland University: from financial support to the organisation of workshops to the coordination of work and leisure activities or the provision of information. 

GradUS

Saarland University Society - Die Universitätsgesellschaft des Saarlandes e. V.

The Saarland University Society aims to bring academics, staff and students of Saarlans University into closer contact with alumni and sponsors. For more details on their projects and activities, click on the link below.

Saarland University Society 

*Only available in German

Start-up Consultancy - Gründer Campus Saar

Thinking about starting a new business? Through their start-up consultancy, they can help you to develop a business model, offer you workshop to train and qualify yourself and place investors with aspiring start-ups. For more, visit their website!

Gründer Campus Saar

External Job Portals

Jobs and Vacancies at Saarland University

Here you can find a list of available positions at our university, both for scientific and non-scientific staff, as well as vacancies within the framework of our cooperative study programmes and apprenticeships.

Jobs and Vacancies at Saarland University 

*Only available in German

Jobs and Vacancies at htw Saar

In the following website, you can find job postings from htw Saar, Saarland's University of Applied Sciences. 

Jobs and Vacancies at htw Saar

*Only available in German

htw Saar's Career Portal

This career portal is one of the services provided by the htw Saar to help students find part-time jobs, internships, as well as full-time jobs after their studies.

htw Saar's Career Portal

*Only available in German

Job Opportunities at Saarland Administration

This is the website for the job postings at different agencies and services managed under the hat of the Saarland Administration. 

Job Opportunities at Saarland Administration

*Only available in German

Saarland Student Services' Pinwall

On their pinwall, you will find postings for part-time jobs, mini jobs and paid participation in scientific studies.

Saarland Student Services' Pinwall

Werkstudentenjob - Student Job Portal

Here you can find student job opportunities from all over Germany.

Werkstudentenjob - Student Job Portal

*Only available in German

 

Federal Employment Agency

On their website, you can find a comprehensive array of services on career planning, integrating the German labour market, recognition of qualifications, social insurance and more. They also have a satelite bureau on Campus (Building A4.2), where counselling services on any subject related to job seach in Germany and Europe are offered to you.

Federal Employment Agency

External Resources

German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD

The DAAD is an organisation that promotes and funds the international exchange of students and researchers. By doing so, they support the internationalisation of German universities and the teaching of German studies and language courses both in Germany and abroad. The DAAD organises, funds, and provides scholarships for exchange semesters, masters and doctoral programmes, research projects, internships, and residences for artists. We highly encourage you to explore their website. Tip: Even if you are already a student in Germany, you can still apply for a scholarship to help you finance your studies!

German Academic Exchange Service—DAAD

Study In Germany - Land of Ideas

“Study in Germany - Land of Ideas” is the campaign of the Federal Government to promote Germany as a study destination. It is one of the many projects of the DAAD, and on their website and their social media you can find the answers to the main questions any international student might ask her/himself. Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student, you will find highly useful information on their website. Especially if you seeking to continue your studies here in Germany. Tip: If you’re the blogger type of person, there are continuously looking for international students to share their experience of living and studying in Germany. You might inspire many other current and future international students, while broadening your network and building up your CV!

Study In Germany

Research In Germany - Land of Ideas

This initiative is similar to “Study in Germany” but tailored to current masters and doctoral students and researchers. If you seek to continue into doctoral studies or pursue a career as a researcher, have a look at their website! There you will find information about funding, research institutions, as well as finding a PhD position.

Research In Germany

Alumniportal Deutschland

It is a networking platform intended for alumni from all over Germany, universities, companies and organisations. They hold events to discuss current issues, propose training programmes offered by German institutions and share inspiring portraits and interviews, among others. You just need to create your profile and register for their newsletter, and you will be up to date about a diverse range of opportunities for alumni of German institutions like ours. Pssst! It’s free of charge!

Alumniportal Deutschland

deutschland.de

Deutschland.de is a portal presenting Germany in a comprehensive way. It’s an interesting, practical, and appealing source of information to learn more about Germany’s politics, society, business world, culture, scholarship and environment. The portal is available in several languages! The better you know the new society you are part of, the easier your integration will be. 

deutschland.de