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 SIM portals. The SIM portals allow you to choose two programmes of study that are of equal priority and that will be processed as such. 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 application deadline for degree programmes with restricted admission is 15 July. For the winter semester 2021/2022, the application deadline is postponed to 31 July 2021 due to current developments (Corona pandemic). Applications for the winter semester 2021/2022 will be possible from mid-June. The application portals are only accessible during the application period.
If you have any questions about the SIM portals, please visit our support pages, where you will find information, videos and step-by-step instructions.
Admission application periods
- Winter semester: Mid-June until 15 July
For the winter semester 2021/2022, the application deadline has been postponed to 31 July 2021 due to current developments (Corona pandemic).
- Summer semester: Mid-December until 15 January
The date of your application will be the date on which your admission application form and all required documents have been completely uploaded in the SIM portals. Please refer to the key dates for admission applications and enrolment.
Admission and enrolment
Click the following link for information on the allocation of study places in the degree programmes managed as part of the local admissions scheme.
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.
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 and which have been awarded no more than 18 months prior to your application, please submit the appropriate documents together with a written request to Saarland University's Sports Science Institute.