Central Student Advisory Service
Due to the current situation we kindly ask you to send us your questions via mail studienberatung(at)uni-saarland.de or to contact us via phone (Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 - 3.00 p.m., Thurs from 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 - 3.00 p.m.). Please note that consultations can also only be held via mail or over the phone. Thank you for your understanding.
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
Dear students and prospective students,
due to the current situation, you can only arrange appointments via phone (+49 681 302-3513) during office hours (Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thu from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.). Consultations will be held over the phone or via email until the situation has calmed down.
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:
Studying without a higher education entrance qualification
If you have a specific professional qualification instead of a higher education entrance qualification or a subject-related entrance qualification, you can obtain a study permit under certain conditions.
Before submitting your application, you must undertake a general consultation with the Central Student Advisory Service and a subject-specific consultation with the responsible course adviser. Depending on your programme, these consultations will be held at Saarland University or htw saar.