Applying online for admission to Saarland University
If you want to join a restricted-entry degree programme that is managed as part of the local admissions scheme, you will need to apply directly to Saarland University for admission using the online application form. You must follow this procedure regardless of whether you are applying to join the first semester of a degree programme or you are applying for higher-level entry. Please note that you will not normally be permitted to apply to join a programme in the first semester if you are already studying the same subject at another university in Germany. The online admission application form allows you to choose two programmes of study that are of equal priority and that will be processed as such.
The online portal for applications and enrolments is expected to open in mid December 2020 for the 2021 summer semester. The application deadline for restricted-entry degree programmes starting in the summer semester is 15 January 2021.
This checklist provides an overview of the different steps in the application process (in German).
Here is a video showing the application process via the online application portal SIM.
Online admission application forms
Please note: The online application platform can only be accessed during the admission application periods.
Admission application periods
- Winter semester: Beginning of June until 15 July
- Summer semester: Middle of December until 15 January
The date of your application will be the date on which your admission application form and all required documents are received by Saarland University (upload date). Please refer to the key dates for admission applications and enrolment.
Special regulations governing sports degrees
If you have received a letter of admission for the Bachelor's degree programme 'Sports Science' or to study sport as one of your subjects in a teacher training degree, your subsequent application for enrolment at the University must be accompanied by a silver or gold German DOSB Sports Badge (DOSB: German Olympic Sports Confederation), which you must have been awarded no more than 18 months prior to your application. If there are other qualifications or certificates that you would like to have recognized, please submit the appropriate documents together with a written request to:
Universität des Saarlandes
Campus B8 2
Allocation of places
Places on locally managed restricted-entry degree programmes are allocated according to the following scheme (after first deducting those places awarded to applicants in specified priority groups):
- 80% of places are awarded on the basis of the overall grade of the applicant's higher education entrance qualification
- 20% of places are awarded on the basis of the time an applicant has spent on the programme waiting list
If places are still available once the main allocation phase has been concluded, these places are usually allocated in mid September on the basis of an ordered waiting list. Places can only be assigned in this way to applicants who submitted an application for admission as part of the normal allocation procedure and within the specified application deadline, but who were not initially successful.
For more detailed information, please refer to the Regulations governing the allocation of places at institutions of higher education in Saarland (Vergabeverordnung Saarland).
Admission and enrolment
If your application for admission was successful, you will receive a letter of admission from Saarland University:
- in August (if you applied to start in the winter semester)
- in February (if you applied to start in the summer semester)
You must then enrol:
- in August (for the winter semester)
- in February (for the summer semester)
Further information on enrolment is provided in your letter of admission.