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    Saarland University of Applied Sciences Admissions 2020-2021, Requirements, Deadlines & Application Process

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    Supriya Sarkar

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    Saarland University of Applied Sciences, in Saarbrücken, Germany is a very selective higher education organization with an admission rate ranging from 30 to 40%. Currently, HTW SAAR offers more than 50 full-time accredited degree programs and a growing number of part-time postgraduate professional education programs.

    The University offers degree programs in English, German and French in addition to double degree programs. The university enrolls more than 6,000 students in five academic units namely as The Business School, The School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, The School of Engineering, The School of Social Sciences, The Franco-German Institute for Technology and Business (ISFATES-DFHI)

    • Saarland University invites application for summer and winter sessions.
    • Applications are accepted only through the online mode.
    • Applicants must submit only the scanned copies of the supporting documents.
    • International students applying for undergraduate courses need to get their documents verified by Uni-assist before making an application.
    • Graduate Programs don’t require any preliminary document verification.
    • Applications can be tracked at the ‘document uploader portal’.


    Admission requirements for international students The uni-ASSIST online application portal
    Application fee Not required
    Admission helpdesk
    Acceptance rate 30-40 %
    Mode of Payment online
    Academic Calendar Semester based
    German language Proficiency Required for international students
    Intake seasons Summer, Winter
    Work experience  Considered for business programs
    Financial aid Scholarships, grants, loans, work-study

    Saarland University Admission Deadlines

    The applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission. All Bachelor’s degree and most of the Master’s programs accept new students for the winter term only.

    The following programs in Master's degree accept new students for the summer term.

    • M.Eng. Civil Engineering
    • M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering
    • M.Sc. Mechatronics and Sensor Technology
    • M.Sc. Industrial Engineering
    • B.Sc. Aviation Business – Piloting and Airline Management (a part-time program for working professionals)
    Semester Deadline Admission Notification
    Winter July 15 August
    Summer January 15 February

    Note: Deadlines may vary according to the subjects and programs applied.

    Saarland University International Student Admissions

    All international students except the ones applying for a master's degree, doctoral studies and a higher-level entry to a first-degree program should obtain preliminary review documentation from Uni-assist.

    To undertake full-time studies at Saarland University, all international applicants must submit the accompanying documents to uni-ASSIST at least 6 weeks before the deadline. They need to fulfill certain admission requirements in addition to evidence of a recognized higher-education entrance qualification.

    Academic Requirements:

    • All academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution should be certified officially
    • Non-English Official transcripts must be accompanied along with the certified English translation.
    • GRE/GMAT exam scores as per program requirements.
    • Proof of English proficiency
    • Proof of adequate proficiency in German

    Supporting Documents:

    • Letter of Recommendation
    • An updated resume highlighting educational qualifications and work experience( if any)
    • Statement of Purpose to highlight the applicant's career objectives and future goals.
    • Department Requirements: In addition to the general admission requirements, some departments require a separate departmental application, portfolio or interview.

    Service and Counselling

    International students can contact the following person for queries on foreign educational certificates, admission requirements, and preparatory courses as well :

    Eva Gräser

    Malstatter Strasse 17 / Room 11.01.15

    66117 Saarbrücken


    Tel: +49 (0) 681 5867 - 638

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

    International students can submit the TOFEL/GRE/Cambridge test scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum test scores set by the university are given below. However, applicants must note that several departments have different score requirements.

    Test Minimum Required Score
    TOFEL iBT 72
    IELTS 5.5
    Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

    German Proficiency Test Scores for International Students

    All the international applicants except exchange or study-abroad students need to pass any one of the recognized German language proficiency tests provided below to show adequate proficiency in German:

    • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH-2 or DSH-3)
    • Prüfung zum Nachweis Deutscher Sprachkenntnisse (PNDS)
    • TestDaF with a grade of 'TDN 4' or 'TDN 5'
    • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GDS) /Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS)/Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP)
    • KMK Deutsches Sprachdiplom Stufe II
    • Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

    Visa Process for International Students

    International students require a visa to enter Germany. For longer stays of more than 90 days, international students require a national visa rather than a Schengen visa.

    • National Visa fee: EUR 75
    • The international students can apply for the visa after receiving their offer letter from the University. The German embassy will be ready to help out the international students.
    • National visa application forms for a long‑term stay can be downloaded free of charge The visa requirements generally vary from country to country.
    • The students must also submit a copy of these documents:
      • Valid passport details.
      • Recent photographs
      • I-20 certification of the financial statement

    Saarland University Bachelors Admissions

    Saarland University offers a bachelor's degree in English, German and French in varied fields of study. The basic admission process for all courses is the same.

    Where to Apply: uni-ASSIST online application portal

    Admission Requirements:

    • Certificates of higher education entrance / Secondary school leaving certificate with a list of grades attained (required for Master’s degree programs also)
    • Proof that the applicant has passed the entrance examination required for admission to an institution of higher education in the applicant's home country
    • Proof of completed periods of university study or qualifications
    • Proof of adequate proficiency in German and English
    • Applicants from China, Vietnam or Mongolia must provide a certificate (original document only) from the relevant academic verification center.

    Note: Officially certified copies of all certificates and supporting documents must be accompanied by an officially certified translation (if original documents are not in English).

    Saarland University Graduate Admissions

    The university offers graduate courses in English, German and French to all its applicants. Although the specific requirements may vary for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same.

    The application deadlines for most of the graduate programs are varying. Students need to apply between the middle of July and September for programs offered in the winter intake, while for programs offered for summer intake applications should be completed between January and March.

    Course Academic Requirements Minimum Language Proficiency
    Master’s in Art History Bachelor's degree with overall grade 2.5 English: Advanced level Foreign language: Evidence of school certificates.
    Master’s in Bioinformatics Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field IELTS 6.5 (overall)
    TOEFL iBT: 90
    CBT: 233
    PBT: 577
    Master’s in High-Performance Sport Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related field with overall grad 2.4 IELTS: 5.5
    TOEFL iBT: 72
    Cambridge First Certificate in English
    Master’s in Computer Science Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field, letter of motivation, academic references, work experience details English: Advanced proficiency
    Master’s in Systems Engineering Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field English & German: Adequate proficiency with level B2 of Common European Framework or equivalent

    Applicants are notified about the status of their admission at the starting of October for programs offered for winter intake and in the starting of April for programs offered for summer intake. Furthermore, applicants need to submit the missing documents, if any, to the Admissions Office by September 30 for the winter semester and by March 31 for summer intake.

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