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Saarland University

Address: 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Description Saarland University

  • Year of foundation: 1948;
  • Location: Germany , Saarbrücken;
  • Students age : 17+;
  • Number of students: 15,000;
  • Language of instruction: German, French, English, Catalan;
  • Form of study: mixed;
  • Accommodation type: residence, apartments.

Saarland University is a modern research university recognized as a leading center for the study and teaching of Computer Science. Six faculties of the university cover all areas of knowledge - students can get a specialty at the university in technical, humanitarian, legal and natural science areas.

  • In 2021, the university took 421 place in the world according to the international ranking of QS World, in the American ranking of USNWR Global - 756 place (2020).
  • Six academicians working at the university received one of the most prestigious awards in Germany - the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.

The University has acquired an international perspective since its inception. The university was founded in the post-war years in 1946 with the support of the French government and under the auspices of the University of Nancy. Close collaboration with French colleagues allowed the University of Saar to create a bilingual learning environment - teachers taught classes in two languages: German and French. In addition, the university has absorbed all the best from the German and French pedagogical experience. Since the 1950s, the educational institution has joined the universities of West Germany and acquired a more centralized structure. The university soon became a think tank for European law and political science studies.

List of university faculties:

  • Medicine;
  • Humanities;
  • School of Law;
  • School of Social Sciences and Business;
  • Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science;
  • Natural sciences and technologies.

The university gained wide popularity in the field of computer science, nanotechnology and medicine. Today the university has acquired international status, 17% of students are foreign students. International students can study at the university in German, English, French and Catalan.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Saarland University

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from 4 500 € / semester

Quick overview:

  • Age: 17+;
  • Duration: 4-5 years;
  • Language of instruction: German, French, English, Catalan.

The university operates programs in four languages, however, the language of instruction of the chosen course must be specified.

List of popular undergraduate programs:

  • Business management;
  • Chemical technology;
  • Applied chemistry;
  • Industrial engineering;
  • Mathematics;
  • Physics;
  • Economics and Law;
  • Theoretical linguistics;
  • Psychology;
  • Quantum Engineering;
  • Microtechnology.
from 4 500 € / semester

Brief information:

  • Age: 21+;
  • Duration: 1-2 years;
  • Language of instruction: German, French, English, Catalan.

List of popular programs:

  • Molecular biology;
  • Biophysics;
  • Chemistry;
  • History;
  • Engineering communications;
  • Computer science;
  • Classical archeology;
  • Media informatics;
  • Business Informatics;
  • Economics and Law;
  • Romance languages and literature.

Accommodation, housing and food

Guest houses on the campus of the university are intended for graduate students, faculty and research staff only. Students are looking for housing in public and private hostels in Saarbrücken.

Equipment Saarland University

The university is located in the western part of Germany, in Saarbrücken. The university campus has become home to major research centers in the fields of informatics, nanotechnology and medicine:

  • Max Planck Institute for Computer Science;
  • Max Planck Institute for Software Systems;
  • German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence;
  • Information Security Center;
  • Leibniz Center for Informatics;
  • Institute of Biomedical Engineering;
  • Leibniz Institute for New Materials;
  • Institute of Science and Technology;
  • Institute for Visual Computing;
  • Saar Bioinformatics Center;
  • Institute of Ontology and Medical Information.

In addition, the campus houses a business incubator and technology center for IT , nanotechnology and biotechnology companies. The student infrastructure of the university includes:

  • Spacious auditoriums;
  • Library center;
  • Cafeterias;
  • Health center;
  • Hospital;
  • Pharmacy;
  • Different shops;
  • Hostel.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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