Central Student Advisory Service
We're here to help!
Are you thinking about studying at Saarland University or maybe you're already enrolled? If you are and you need answers to questions or just want to learn more, don't hesitate to get in touch. We're here to help. We offer information and advice to help make the transition from school to university easier and to help you plan and organize your studies successfully.
As one of the university's central institutions, we provide professional and independent advisory services to Saarland University's students and future students. You can contact us in confidence to discuss in detail any issues that you may have. We offer individual consultation sessions where we can discuss your interests, goals and expectations, answer your questions and identify what options are available to you. Our services are always provided free of charge no matter how often you make use of them or how long consultations last.
Typical topics covered in our consultations are:
- Deciding what to study
- Admission procedures
- Structure, content and requirements of different degree programmes
- Starting, planning and organizing your studies
- Reorientation: changing subject, study-related problems or withdrawing from a programme
- Funding your studies
- Balancing work and academic commitments, studying part-time, studying for a second degree
- Studying without a higher education entrance qualification
We'll take the time to listen
Dear students and future students,
You are welcome at any time to come and talk to us.
You can choose whether to book a 45-minute consultation or to make use of our open-door sessions for short consultations, which are held Mondays to Fridays between 11 a.m. and 12 noon.
Consultations can be conducted online (via an MS Teams video call), by phone or in person, whichever you prefer. We can be contacted by phone on +49 681 302-3513 (Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri.: 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Thurs.: 11 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) or by email studienberatung(at)uni-saarland.de.
Each of our advisers offers short phone or video consultations during their open-door sessions, which are held Mondays to Fridays between 11 a.m. and 12 noon. No appointment needed. Phone numbers and video chat links for contacting individual advisers are listed on the Central Student Advisory Service – Who we are web page.
We offer support and guidance even after you've enrolled
You can use our services even after you've begun studying at Saarland University. As well as offering individual consultations sessions to new students, we also manage the university's mentoring programme and we run study scheduling courses before the winter semester starts so that you can learn how to navigate the online course catalogue (LSF) and put together a study plan for your first semester.
If you don't have a university entrance qualification, we can advise you on alternative routes into higher education
If you do not have a higher education entrance qualification, you may still be able to study if you have appropriate vocational or professional qualifications, provided that certain conditions are met.
Before you can apply, you must have completed two in-depth interviews, one of which is a general consultation with the Central Student Advisory Service, the other is a programme-specific interview with the responsible programme adviser(s) at Saarland University or at htw saar.