Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

    We're here to help!

    If you're planning to study at Saarland University or even if you've already begun, we're here to help you. We can provide advice and information that will make it easier for you to transition from school to university, and we'll assist you in planning and organizing your studies and help you to study effectively.

    As one of Saarland University's central institutions, we provide comprehensive and confidential independent advisory services that will allow you to identify and map out your personal interests, goals, perspectives and questions and we will work with you to develop a range of study-related options for you to consider and act on. Our advisory services are provided free of charge no matter how long a consultation session lasts or how many times you come to see us.

    Typical areas addressed during a consultation session are:

    • Deciding what to study
    • Applying for a place on a degree course
    • The structure, content and demands of different academic subjects
    • Questions about starting to study and how to keep things organized
    • Reorientation options: switching subjects, problems with studying or dropping out
    • Questions about financing your studies
    • Studying while working, studying for a second degree or studying without a higher education entrance qualification.

    We'll take the time to listen

    If you make an appointment with us for a personal interview, we'll take whatever time is needed to provide you with comprehensive information and advice on study-related issues.

    To schedule an appointment, please contact us by phone on 0681 302-3513 during our office hours (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 9.00–12.00 a.m. and 1.00–4.00 p.m.; Thurs: 11.00–12.00 a.m. and 1.00–4.00 p.m.) or call round to our Info Point.

    If you have just one or two questions, you can also visit us during our open access hours, which are between 11.00 and 12.00 a.m. Monday to Friday.

    School teachers who teach upper secondary students are welcome to discuss information events that we would be happy to hold either on campus or at their school.

    Choosing the right degree programme

    In addition to individual consultation sessions, we also offer the following events that can help you to decide which academic programme is the right one for you:

    We can also help when you begin studying

    Staff at the Central Student Advisory Service can also help you navigate your way through the first few weeks at university. Besides offering individual consultations at the start of your study programme, we also organize the university's mentoring scheme and we run study scheduling courses before the winter semester starts. The study scheduling course teaches you how to use the online course catalogue (LSF) to compile a study timetable for your first semester:



    Saarbrücken Campus
    Building A4 4, Ground floor
    Phone: +49 681 302-3513


    Office hours

    Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri
    9.00–12.00 a.m. and
    1.00–4.00 p.m

    11.00–12.00 a.m. and
    1.00–4.00 p.m.

    To schedule a consultation:
    Please call us during office on 0681 302-3513 to arrange an appointment.
    Short consultations without an appointment are held
    Mon–Fri, 11.00–12.00 a.m.