Starting your studies

Tips and support for a successful first semester

Check list for your first semester at Saarland University

To help you prepare for your studies, the Central Student Advisory Service put together a checklist about important study-related matters. Whether student ID card, preparatory courses or timetable, this list helps you make sure you’ve thought of everything.


Checklist for starting your studies

Introductory courses

During introductory courses (also called orientation units), you receive information that help you settle in to university. During these courses, you have the chance to ask questions, get to know fellow students and meet your teachers and the students’ representatives of the student community.

Introductory courses

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

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Videobotschaft des Universitätspräsidenten zum Wintersemester 2020/21

Universitätspräsident Manfred Schmitt begrüßt alle Studierenden und Uni-Beschäftigten der Universität des Saarlandes zum Start des Vorlesungsbetriebs im Wintersemester 2020/21.



Central Student Advisory Service

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

Central Student Advisory Service