Applicants from Luxembourg or applicants with an AbiBac qualification

If you obtained your higher education entrance qualification in Luxembourg in accordance with Luxembourg law or you have acquired the Franco-German school leaving qualification AbiBac, you do not need to apply for preliminary review documentation from uni-assist and you do not need to provide proof of proficiency in German. The admission application and enrolment processes are carried out using the same criteria that apply to German applicants.

How to apply

Restricted-entry Bachelor's programmes / Teacher training programmes

Applications are submitted online via the SIM application portal during the following application periods:

  • early June until 15 July (for winter semester entry)
  • early December until 15 January (for summer semester entry)

If you wish to apply to Saarland University for a place on the Bachelor's degree programme in Biology or Psychology, you must first register with the service platform 'Hochschulstart' so that you can access the dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV). When you register with Hochschulstart, you will receive an applicant ID number (BID) and an applicant authentication number (BAN). The next step is to apply for first-semester entry via Saarland University's SIM portal, where you will be required to enter your BID and BAN. After submitting your application via the university's SIM portal, your application will be forwarded to Hochschulstart where it will be stored in your user account for you to access and process further as required.

Different application procedures are used for the degree programmes Droit français et allemand and Franco-German Studies: Cross-Border Communication and Cooperation. Please refer to the relevant programme web pages for further information.

B.Sc. Computer Science (English) and B.Sc. Cybersecurity (English)

Applications are submitted online via the application portal managed by the Department of Computer Science.

Both programmes start in the winter semester, but applications can be submitted from mid-November of the previous year. The application period closes on 15 July. For details regarding the application process, please refer to the Computer Science FAQ page.

Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Science

The application must be submitted via the dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV) – online application interface (AntOn) managed by Hochschulstart. Your application documents must then be sent by post to Hochschulstart.
44128 Dortmund

The degree programmes 'Medicine', 'Dentistry' and 'Pharmaceutical Science' only start in the winter semester.

  • Application period: 25 April 2022 until 15 July 2022 (midnight)
  • Note: For applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification before 16 January 2022, the deadline for applications is 31 May 2022.

With respect to the admission application procedure, international applicants and German applicants are treated equally.

Bachelor's degree programmes without entry restrictions / State-examined degree programme in law

If you meet the academic requirements to begin studying at a university, you may enrol directly and you do not need to first apply for admission. Note: Some degree programmes only start in the winter semester. For information on starting dates, please refer to the web page that lists the degree programmes currently offered.

Online enrolment is conducted via the SIM application portal during fixed enrolment periods:

  • early June until 30 September (for winter semester entry)
  • early December until 31 March (for summer semester entry).


If your application was successful and you receive an offer of admission, you will need to enrol in your chosen degree programme. Information on the enrolment procedure and enrolment deadline is contained in your letter of admission. As enrolment is only possible during a period of a few days, please check your email inbox regularly.

In addition to your letter of admission, you will also need to submit the following documents in digital form (e.g. as a scan) as part of the enrolment process:

  • Valid identity document (identity card or passport)
  • Passport photograph
  • All pages of your higher education entrance qualification (in the original language plus an officially certified translation into German, English or French; if the original document is in German, English or French, no translation is required)
  • Proof of health insurance cover
  • Proof of payment of the semester fee
  • If applicable, proof of de-registration from the German university at which you were previously enrolled.