Information for students

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the German federal states have agreed a common approach to organizing and structuring the summer semester. For you as students, this means: Summer semester 2020 will be going ahead. However, the way in which teaching activities and examinations are structured will be different to what we’re used to. Our goal is to establish a framework that will allow you to continue your studies with as little disruption as possible.

Teaching activities have restarted on 4 May. Online teaching and blended learning resources will be the standard method of delivering curricular content throughout the entire summer semester of 2020.

From 4 May 2020, teaching activities for which student attendance is essential (e.g. laboratory courses) are permitted, but may only be held subject to full compliance with the hygiene practices recommended by the Robert Koch Institute and with the provisions of Saarland University’s pandemic response plan.

Please visit the online course catalogue (LSF portal) regularly to get the latest planning updates and to find more detailed information on your modules and courses this summer semester.

Coronavirus emergency support for students

Saarland University has set up a coronavirus student emergency fund. The emergency fund is designed to provide assistance to students at Saarland University who are facing unforeseen financial hardship as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic and who, as a result, may not be able to continue with their studies. In order to provide this support, the university is working closely with the Studentenwerk (Saarland Student Services) and the university’s General Student Committee (AStA).

Further information

Additional information

Coronavirus FAQ for students