Facts and figures

International partners

  • 550 partner higher education institutions in
  • 52 countries around the world are our partners. In Europe, we work in partnership with
  • 240 partner universities,
  • 41 of which are in France alone. Outside of Europe, we are in partnership with
  • 46 partner universities from Australia to the USA and partnerships with
  • 10 higher education institutions in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Russian Federation and the Caucasus.

International students

  • 3,464 foreigners study at our university *), accounting for about 21% of our students. Among which are:
  • 472 from India
  • 362 from France
  • 305from China
  • 196 from Syria
  • 137 from Iran
  • 133 from Luxemburg
  • 122 from Turkey
  • 116 from Italy
  • 106 from Ukraine
  • 102 from Pakistan
  • more...

Professors and research assistants

  • About 23 % of our research assistants and
  • about 7 % of our professors come from abroad.


  • About 270 of our students travel and study abroad every year thanks to Erasmus.
  • About 280 students come from abroad to our university every year thanks to Erasmus.
  • 24 of our students and doctoral candidates were supported by the scholarship programme UdS mobil in 2022.

Details and additional information

*) The figures only take into account the students regularly enrolled and taken a full-time study programme. This does not include students who study at Saarland University in the framework of one or two semesters abroad or participate in an exchange programme. Last update: winter semester 2022/2023