Universities across Germany are trying to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and how it will impact teaching activities in the upcoming summer semester. In light of these developments, the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) has now issued guidance on some of the key parameters for summer semester 2020 and how this may affect the following winter semester 2020/2021. The following four points have been agreed:

  • The semester dates for summer semester 2020 will not be changed.
  • The main teaching period for summer semester 2020 may be adjusted as appropriate.
  • The key dates for the application and admission procedures for students seeking to start a first degree in winter semester 2020/2021 will be adjusted as required.
  • The main teaching period for winter semester 2020/2021 is currently scheduled to start on 1 November 2020.

Saarland University management has now developed the necessary framework so that students and teaching staff can prepare for study, teaching and assessment activities in the summer semester 2020. The latest information and updates are available here:

Information for students

Information for teaching staff

As part of its digitalization initiative and to support cooperation and collaboration between members of the university, Saarland University has acquired and implemented a campus-wide licence for Microsoft products, including (MS) Teams and Office 365 ProPlus.

Informationen zu Office 365

‘Summer semester 2020 will not be a lost semester.’

Roland Brünken, Vice-President for Education