The preliminary review documentation procedure at uni-assist

uni-assist assesses the application documents from international applicants who did not obtain their higher education entrance qualification in Germany. Applicants include those seeking admission to a university degree programme and those who first need to take a preparatory German language course or follow the International foundation programme. Once your application documents have been reviewed, uni-assist will issue a certificate that you must submit when applying to Saarland University to study a particular degree programme or when applying for a place on a preparatory German language course or the International foundation programme. Decisions on admission are taken by Saarland University itself (not by uni-assist).

Do I need to go through the preliminary review documentation procedure?

You will need to obtain preliminary review documentation from uni-assist if...

  • you are not a German citizen and want to apply to study for a first degree, i.e. a Bachelor's degree, a teacher training degree, or the state-examined degree programme in Law. (Please note that in this case no distinction is made between applicants who are EU/EEA nationals and those that are non-EU/non-EEA nationals.)
  • you are a non-EU/non-EEA national and want to apply to study Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmaceutical Science.
  • you are not a German citizen and want to join a German language course at the International Study Centre Saar. (Please note that in this case no distinction is made between applicants who are EU/EEA nationals and those that are non-EU/non-EEA nationals.)
  • you are not a German citizen and want to apply for the International foundation programme.
Do I also need to apply via the dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV)?

If you want to study for a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Psychology and you are a national of an EU or EEA member state, you will also need to apply via the dialogue-oriented service procedure (DoSV).

Who is exempt from the preliminary review documentation procedure?

You do not need to go through the uni-assist preliminary review documentation procedure if you...

How do I apply for the preliminary review documentation procedure?

Information on how to apply for the preliminary review documentation procedure is available on our Applying via uni-assist page.

Contact person

Anne Teufel
Admissions Office
a.teufel(at)univw.uni-saarland.de