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


In den Einführungsveranstaltungen (auch: Orientierungseinheiten) erhalten Studierende des ersten Semesters Informationen, die den Start ins Studium erleichtern. Hier können Sie Fragen stellen, Ihre Kommilitonen kennenlernen und sich mit den Lehrenden und der Fachschaft vertraut machen.

Einführungsveranstaltungen grundständig

Einführungsveranstaltungen Master

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

Onboarding für Erstsemester: MS Teams und Moodle

Zu Beginn des Wintersemesters erhalten alle Studierenden des ersten Semesters eine Einführung in die beiden wichtigsten Tools für die digitale Lehre an der Universität des Saarlandes: Microsoft Teams und das Learning Management System Moodle. Hierfür stehen Termine in unterschiedlichen Sprachen zur Auswahl. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

Weitere Infos


Central Student Advisory Service

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

Central Student Advisory Service