Application deadlines for the winter semester 2023/2024

  • The online portal for applications and enrolments is expected to open in June 2023 for the 2023/23 winter semester.
  • The application deadline for restricted-entry degree programmes starting in the  winter semester, or for higher semesters, is 15. July 2023.
  • There are no special dates for so-called old school leavers at Saarland University.  Exception when applying for the 1 semester of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

First-degree programmes (Bachelor’s, teacher-training and state-examined programmes)

If you are unsure whether your desired degree program or teaching subject is subject to an admission restriction, or if you need additional information on how to apply, please visit the webpage Programmes currently offered.

Bachelor's degree programs with local admission restrictions (both first and higher semesters) or certain teaching degree programs or teaching subjects (first or higher semesters):

  • Application period: beginning-June to 15 July 2023
  • Applies to all applicants, regardless of the year in which they obtained their higher education entrance qualification
  • Letters of admission (for applications to begin a programme in the first subject semester) will normally be sent out at the beginning of August. The enrolment deadlines are specified in the letter of admission.

Bachelor's degree programmes or teaching subjects that are not subject to entry restrictions

  • Enrolment period: beginning/mid-June to end of September. This enrolment period also applies to international applicants with a foreign higher education entrance qualification, provided that when they request enrolment they already have valid preliminary review documentation from uni-assist and can provide proof of adequate proficiency in German.
  • If you are an international applicant who is submitting an initial application for enrolment to study a non-restricted-entry degree programme and you need a letter of admission from Saarland University so that a visa can be issued prior to enrolment, please submit your application by no later than the end of August 2023.

Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy:

  • Submission deadline for applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification before 16 January of the current calendar year: 31 May 2023
  • Submission deadline for applicants who gained their higher education entrance qualification after 15 January of the current calendar year: 15 July 2023
  • for any school graduates who acquired their university entrance qualification in a state outside of Germany or an EU or EEA member state, regardless of the date of graduation, by 15 July 2023



Master's degree programmes

For application deadlines for Master's degree programmes see Master's degree programmes. If the application needs to be submitted via the online admission application form (SIM portal) and not directly to the relevant department that manages the programme, you can submit your application from  the beginning of June 2023.

Higher-level entry in first-degree programmes

The application period for a higher-level entry is the same as for the same programme for the first semester.


German courses

The application period for German courses of the International Study Centre Saar (ISZ Saar) runs from the beginning of June until July 15, 2023. For further information for international prospective students see International applicants.

Admissions Office

Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 2, Ground floor
Phone: +49 681 302-5491

Admissions Office

Central Student Advisory Service

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

Central Student Advisory Service