German language courses at Saarland University

The Studienkolleg is the central contact point for prospective students who have a foreign higher education entrance qualification and who want to prepare for university study in Germany. Anyone who needs to pass the DSH language exam (German language proficiency test for foreign applicants seeking admission to higher education) can acquire the required level of language proficiency by attending the German courses run by the Studienkolleg.

This is the ideal format for international students, visiting international scholars, researchers, academics and members of their families. The courses offered cover all language proficiency levels and run for the entire duration of the semester. Depending on the course selected, participants can improve their general language skills or acquire and develop their proficiency in specific areas.

To help make their study abroad semester a success, students in the Erasmus+ and other exchange programmes can take part in the intensive language training courses that run in March and October of each year and whose content and curriculum have been designed to meet the specific needs of exchange students.

These courses meet the needs of doctoral researchers who wish to improve their German language proficiency. In addition to improving general language competence, the focus is on the day-to-day skills required in a German academic environment – phone calls with German colleagues, writing and replying to e-mails, etc.

In need of a crash course? Intensive language courses lasting three to four weeks are held every year in August and September. In addition to the daily language lessons and training, these block courses also offer a varied leisure and recreational programme. Students applying to join one of the summer intensive courses can also book accommodation for the duration of the course.

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

Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 4, Room 2.33
Phone: +49 681 302-71111

Postal address

DaF-Kurse für internationale Studierende
Campus A4 4
66123 Saarbrücken

Office hours in August and September

Monday to Wednesday
12.45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
and by appointment