Applying online for admission to Saarland University

The online portal for applications and enrolments is expected to open in mid Juni 2022 for the 2022/23 summer semester. The application deadline for restricted-entry degree programmes starting in the summer semester is 15 July 2022.

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.

If you have any questions about using the SIM portals, please check out our dedicated help pages, where you will find lots of useful information, videos and step-by-step guides.

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.

Admission application periods

  • Winter semester: Mid-June until 15 July
  • 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