Preparatory courses

Preparatory German courses and foundation courses for DSH and VSi MINT

About the ISZ Saar
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,

** Current contact details **

In order to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, the ISZ Saar currently offers restricted services.
The secretariat (Ms Keller) is open on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can reach us by phone at +49 (0) 681 - 302 2850 and by e-mail:


International Study Centre Saar (ISZ Saar)

Director: Dr. Michael Aulbach
Secretary: Elisabeth Keller
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