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.

For more information on the SIM portals, please visit our SIM Saarland support pages. where you will find lots of information, videos and step-by-step instructions.

SIM Saarland support pages

Please access the SIM portal 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.

Admission application periods

  • Winter semester: Mid-June until 15 July
    Deadline extension: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the application deadline for the winter semester of 2021/2022 is postponed to 31 July 2021.
  • 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 locally administered restricted-entry degree programmes.

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)

Once you have received your letter of admission, you need to 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.

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