• Preparatory courses

      Preparatory German courses and foundation courses for DSH and VSi MINT

    • In-sessional courses

      German courses during the semester and as short intensive courses

    • International academic culture

      In-sessional workshops and seminars



The International Study Centre Saar (ISZ Saar) is a central institution at Saarland University that helps international applicants prepare to study at the university. We also provide international students with ongoing support during their studies by offering in-sessional courses designed to ensure that they have the skills to make a success of their chosen academic programme.

At ISZ Saar you can:

  • join the international foundation programme (VSi MINT), which, if completed successfully, will enable you to automatically progress to the STEM Bachelor's degree programme BachelorPlus MINT at Saarland University. (Prerequisite: a school leaving certificate that has received a ‘higher education assessment test’ rating from anabin, which means that you will need to take a separate academic assessment test (FSP) before starting a degree programme),
  • take in-sessional German language courses either to acquire the language skills you need to achieve your potential in your academic studies, or to earn elective credits, or, if you are an Erasmus or other exchange student, to simply improve your proficiency in German,
  • attend one of our pre-sessional short intensive courses in German as a foreign language (‘Erasmus courses’) to help you study successfully during the coming semester,

Tandem language exchange programme

The tandem programme pairs up people with different native languages who are interested in learning the language of their tandem partner. The programme is open to students, university employees and, if enough places are available, to members of the public.

Learn more about the ISZ Saar Tandem programme.

Go directly to the registration.

** Current contact details **

In order to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, the ISZ Saar currently offers restricted services.
You can reach the secretariat Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. by phone at +49 (0) 681 - 302 2850.

Otherwise, please contact us by e-mail if you have questions

If you have any questions regarding your application to the UdS or enrolment in study-preparatory DSH and VSiMINT courses, please only contact the team of the Admissions Office (e-mail: studium(at)uni-saarland.de)


International Study Centre Saar (ISZ Saar)

Director: Dr. Michael Aulbach
Secretary: Stefanie Barthel-Weyand
Phone: +49 (0) 681 302-2850
Fax: +49 (0) 681 302-2824

Postal address

Internationales Studienzentrum Saar (ISZ Saar)
der Universität des Saarlandes
Campus, Gebäude A3 2
66123 Saarbrücken