German nationals who have a foreign higher education entrance qualification and the required level of proficiency in German

Official notification of recognition

German nationals with a foreign higher education entrance qualification need to provide notification that their school-leaving certificate has been officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of the German federal state in which they are resident or in which they are studying. In Saarland, this service is provided by the Saarland Ministry of Education and Culture.

You will need to show that your foreign HEEQ has been officially recognized when you apply for admission to study at Saarland University, so please ensure that you obtain the necessary documentation in good time before the application deadline expires. Preliminary review documentation from uni-assist is not required.

If your official notification of recognition does not contain a qualifying remark stating that your German language skills are not at the required level, you may assume that your German proficiency has been assessed as adequate for university study. To avoid receiving a qualifying remark, please make sure that you include all relevant language certificates in addition to your foreign higher HEEQ when you apply for official notification of recognition.

How to apply

Restricted-entry Bachelor's programmes / Teacher training programmes
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:

  • Passport photograph
  • 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.