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Saarland University

4.2 out of 5 (25 ratings / 15 reviews) Saarbrücken, Germany
Transcending boundaries is a hallmark of Saarland University – no matter whether these are geographical borders, cultural boundaries, barriers between academic disciplines, or outmoded divisions between academia and economic and cultural life.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Founded in November 1948, Saarland University was originally established as a bilingual university that combined French and German educational traditions while offering a unique European perspective.


Informatics, nanotechnology, biosciences and Europe are the key disciplines that are shaping the universitys profile. The outstanding reputation of the Department of Informatics was underscored in the national academic excellence initiative, and the numerous internationally recognized, externally funded research projects across all fields of academic study highlight the quality of the academic work being performed at Saarland University.


The university has developed an outstanding profile in new technologies such as informatics, the biosciences or nanotechnologies a fact that has led to the establishment of numerous spin-off companies now active on and around campus. These developments highlight the universitys role as one of the largest employers in the region and its importance in promoting the transfer of technology and knowledge to the entire Saar-Lor-Lux region.


Saarland University offers a comprehensive support package for students preparing to start their careers or aiming to set up their own businesses. Guided by the Contact Centre for Technology Transfer (KWT), students can develop their business ideas, formally register their business ventures and learn to take their first steps as independent entrepreneurs. The jUNIts training scheme for young entrepreneurs offers students the possibility to work on project assignments on behalf of local and regional companies.

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University Ranking

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Student services

The Central Student Advisory Service (Study Counselling Centre) is the first port of call for all those with questions about their chosen or proposed academic programme, or who need to know more about student financing or who would like to discuss general study-related issues.

Housing services

  • Dormitories of the Studentenwerk
The Studentenwerk offers rooms and apartments in several dormitories. The application is done online. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible, since the waiting lists for a room in the dormitories are long.
  • Rooms on the private market
If you prefer to look by yourself for a room, we can offer you support, information and some addresses regarding the private housing market in Saarbrücken.

Library services

Catalogue of the Saarland University and State Library (OPAC) The vast majority of the SULB's holdings are presently listed in the catalogue, icluding all periodicals.The holdings of the University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft) are listed in the catalogue.A part of the holdings of the branch libraries is presently listed in the catalogue.

ICT services

LAN network sockets and extensive wireless LANUGPresentation facilities of the Cip-Pool:

  • Beamer
  • Speakers
  • Board
  • Scanner (at the information counter)
  • multifunctional device (to Copy, Print and Scan)

Student Life

Campus life

  • A campus university where everything is close at hand and interdisciplinary contact is a defining feature
  • Excellent academic supervision with students often learning in small groups
  • A comprehensive training and support package for students preparing to start their careers or set up their own businesses
  • Flourishing research landscape on campus
  • Lively campus atmosphere with plenty of student involvement
  • Saarland University has been recognized as a family-friendly higher-education institution
  • Close proximity to Luxembourg and France
  • International focus and numerous double-degree programmes with international partner universities

Student clubs

  • Akademischer Reitclub Saarbrücken
  • Amnesty International Gruppe Saarbrücken
  • Börseninitiative Saar e.V.
  • Burschenschaft Ghibellinia zu Prag in Saarbrücken
  • Cimbria Königsberg in Saarbrücken
  • Consiglia e.V. Studentische Unternehmensberatung
  • Corps Frankonia Prag zu Saarbrücken
  • Debattierclub der Saar-Uni
  • Doktorandennetzwerk THESIS e.V.
  • ELSA-Deutschland e.V.
  • EMEIPAZN- Kulturwissenschaftliche Hochschulgruppe
  • Giordano-Bruno-Stiftung – Regionalgruppe Saar
  • IAESTE Lokalkomitee Saarbrücken
  • K.D.StV. Carolus Magnus Saarbrücken im CV
  • KDStV Saarland zu Jena
  • mtp – Marketing zwischen Theorie und Praxis e.V. Saarbrücken
  • Queer UdS
  • Rotaract Club Saarbrücken

Student Reviews

French and German studies at the UdS
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like the fact of having a chance to study at the same time in my home country (France) and abroad (Germany). It helped a lot to improve some skills such as my German language, and it offered me an intercultural experience.

Saarland Computer Science MSc
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university offers a lot of courses. There are a lot of research institutes you can work with. The cost of living in Saarland is moderate, but the city is rather boring.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I highly recommend the psychology degree in Saarbrücken because you can improve your analytic and diagnostic skills, and you get experience in the research field especially in statistics. Furthermore, you have the possibility to specialise in different areas at the same time.

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