Starting your studies: Tips and support for a successful first semester

Your first semester at Saarland University

In order to make it easier for you to take your first steps towards the start of the semester, the Central Student Advisory Service has put together an overview page. Here you will find important dates, information about the timetable and preliminary courses as well as orientation events. There is also a checklist that you can use to check step by step whether you have thought of everything.

Starting your studies


Mentoring programme

During the mentoring programme of Saarland University, you receive valuable advice on studying in the first semester from experienced students. These mentors will be your personal contact persons: they will show you how to find your way around campus and answer all your questions concerning studies and student life.

Mentoring programme

The AStA Study Guide

Every year, the General Student Committee (AStA) puts together a guide containing tips and tricks on all study-related matters. This is where you find your most important contact persons and contact points, a lot of tips on how to successfully master your studies and information on activities you can do outside the classroom.

AStA Study Guide

International students

The International Study Centre Saar (ZiS), which you can find in our Welcome Center, supports students from all around the world during student orientation. We organize various joint activities and a buddy programme to help you meet other students.

International Study Centre Saar

Mentoren stehen Studienanfängern zur Seite

Der Studienbeginn ist eine Herausforderung: Für welche Kurse muss ich mich anmelden? Welche Lernmaterialien sollte ich nutzen? Wie sieht es auf dem Campus aus? Mit all diesen Fragen können sich die Studienanfänger an erfahrene Studentinnen und Studenten wenden. Diese geben Tipps rund um den Start an der Uni – auch über das erste Semester hinaus. Möglich macht dies das Mentorenprogramm der Zentralen Studienberatung. In diesem Programm sorgen Studierende höherer Semester regelmäßig dafür, dass sich die Studienanfänger an der Uni zurechtfinden. Als erfahrene Mentorinnen und Mentoren unterstützen sie ihre Schützlinge bei allen Fragen und Problemen im Studium.

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Central Student Advisory Service

Saarbrücken Campus
Building A4 4, Ground floor
Phone: +49 681 302-3513

Central Student Advisory Service