If there are no entry restrictions for the degree programme that you would like to study, you can enrol directly with the university provided that you meet the formal enrolment requirements. You can see which undergraduate degree programmes currently have entry restrictions by checking the list of academic programmes. If you plan to combine a number of different subjects in your proposed degree programme (e.g. a teacher training degree), please make sure that entry restrictions do not apply to any of your chosen subjects.

The enrolment procedure is conducted via Saarland University's student information management (SIM) portals. These will be available for the winter semester 2024/2025 from the end of May/beginning of June until the end of September.

If you have any questions about the SIM portals (e.g. how to log in, submit an application, etc.), please visit our help pages. There you will find information, videos and step-by-step instructions.

SIM portal help pages

To access the SIM portals, please make sure that you are using the latest version of one of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge) based on Chromium. Apple Safari and Internet Explorer are not fully supported at the present time.

Important note: If you are experiencing difficulties with your log-in data, please delete your browsing data in your browser, close the browser and then try logging in again. (An internet search is often the quickest way to find out how to delete the browsing data in your preferred browser.) 

Enrolment periods

  • Winter semester: from the end of May/ Beginning of June to 30 September
  • Summer semester: from mid-December to 31 March

If you want to enrol in a degree programme that does not have entry restrictions, you do not need to submit an admission application beforehand and you can simply enrol at Saarland University. If you want to start studying in the winter semester, you will need to complete the enrolment procedure by 30 September; if you plan to start in the summer semester, you must enrol by 31 March.

Required documents and the university’s enrolment regulations

Certificates and important administrative documents

Immediately after you have been enrolled, you will be able to access the following certificates and documents from the SIM portals; you will need these certificates and documents when you begin studying with us.

  • Your IT account notification letter with your HIZ (UdS) ID code, your student password and your student email address can be accessed via the SIM application portal once you are enrolled.
  • All other documentation (e.g. certificates of enrolment or BAföG certification) can be downloaded from the SIM student web portal by entering your HIZ ID code and your student password.

Applicants who have a foreign higher education entrance qualification

Different rules apply if you are a prospective student with a foreign higher education entrance qualification and are planning to enrol for the first semester of a study programme at Saarland University. For further information please read the information for international applicants.

Registering or enrolling as a doctoral research student

As a doctoral research student (PhD student) at Saarland University, you may be required to register or enrol with the Admissions Office. Whether registration or enrolment is mandatory or optional will depend on the faculty at which you will be conducting your doctoral research. Click the following link for further information on registering or enrolling as a doctoral research student.

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