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Computer science – excellent teaching initiatives

The University of Saarland was successful twice in the Excellence Initiative of the Federation and Regions. As the only university in Germany it obtained both a ‘cluster of excellence’ and graduate school approval in computer science. The Saarbrücken Graduate School of Computer Science is currently supporting around 375 graduate students on their way to a doctorate. Using a structured programme, it allows talented students to pursue the objective of a doctorate as early as possible.

World-class teaching & research

World-class teaching & research

Computer science - excellent teaching initiatives
Our university and research environment enjoys an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally. If you are engaged in research as a student or researcher, you're welcome to join us.

Although we are a leader in the development of artificial intelligence, we are always looking for smart people. According to the HRK Higher Education Compass 2014 you can choose from 111 bachelor's degree programmes, 103 master's degree programmes and 69 courses with final state examination, which can be full-time, part-time or dual degree programmes.

Finding university places

Finding university places

Our online study guide is at hand to enable you to find out quickly the offers from the variety of options that suit your interests, requirements and objectives.
Saarland universities

Saarland universities

Studying at a top international level

Franco-German University

Franco-German University

A total of 25 bi- or tri-national courses run under Franco-German management at the university.

German University of Prevention and Health Management (DHfPG)

German University of Prevention and Health Management (DHfPG)

As the only accredited private university in the Saarland, the DHfPG specialises in dual Bachelor and degree programmes in the fields of health economics, sports economics, health management, fitness training and nutritional counselling as well as prevention and health management.

Saarland University of Fine Arts

Saarland University of Fine Arts

The Saarland University of Fine Arts offers a wide range of possible degrees from fine art to product design.

Saarland University of Music

Saarland University of Music

The university was founded in 1947 as a conservatoire using the French model and is now internationally recognised as a musical training centre for artists and educators.

Saarland University of Applied Sciences (HTW)

Saarland University of Applied Sciences (HTW)

Application-oriented and business-relevant, the Saarland University of Applied Sciences specialises in the fields of architecture, civil engineering, social sciences and engineering.

University of the Saarland

University of the Saarland

The focus of the University of the Saarland lies in the areas of European competence, computer science and NanoBioMed. In addition, there is a wide range of humanities, natural and engineering sciences.

Saar Academy of Economics (ASW)

Saar Academy of Economics (ASW)

The three-year bachelor's degree course at the professional academy in St. Ingbert is based on a dual concept with alternating theoretical and practical phases in the fields of business administration, engineering, industrial computer science and industrial engineering.

Professional Academy for Health and Welfare Saarland (BAGSS)

Professional Academy for Health and Welfare Saarland (BAGSS)

The youngest professional academy of the Saarland offers bachelor's degree programmes in the fields of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing and management in the organisation of the health service.

University of Administration (FHVW)

University of Administration (FHVW)

The University on the Göttelborn campus trains future civil servants for the higher civil service in the Saarland.

Research
Research

Top names in research

The computer science facilities around the Leibniz Centre for Computer Science, the two Max Planck Institutes for computer science and software systems as well as the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) are among the world’s top names.
Non-university research is also impressive: the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering, the Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing and the Leibniz Institute for New Materials mean that there are on hand renowned university-related establishments, which are active in basic research, applied research and prototype development. Also the newly established Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland and the newly founded Centre for Mechatronics are meeting places for elite researchers.

Pioneer in many key areas

Pioneer in many key areas

Outstanding researchers are found among the world's best - and therefore in the Saarland. Whether in IT, healthcare and medical technology, in pharmaceutical and drug research, nanotechnology and biotechnology, materials science, mechatronics or automotive and supplier technology. Often the recipient of awards, our researchers also receive above-average funding.

Top names in research Top names in research
Study organisation
Study organisation
Combining study and family

Combining study and family

You are working, have children, look after relatives - and still want to study? No problem with us! We will help you to organise family requirements in line with your studies.

A suitable solution can always be found. Indeed, at the University of the Saarland there is the possibility of studying part-time or using childcare facilities, so that the student workload can be better organised. Even without A-levels, we enable you to study for appropriate professional qualifications at the universities of the Saarland.

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Personal student counselling

Personal student counselling

Information about: 'Studying without A levels'

Information about: 'Studying without A levels'

Information for disabled students

Information for disabled students

Information about part-time study

Information about part-time study

Student finance
Student finance
Student finance? Your funding options in the land of rich opportunities.

Student finance? Your funding options in the land of rich opportunities.

To promote the young talent and young professionals of tomorrow, things are made possible at a national and regional level: with capital of six million euros, the Studienstiftung Saar (Saar Academic Foundation) alone has so far financed more than 800 scholarships. Funding areas are MINT (mathematics, IT, natural sciences and technology), economics and law, sports and health, music arts and languages, cultural and social sciences. There are a number of other academic financing and funding opportunities including BAFöG and federal foundations.

Information on student finance

BAföG - Saarland student union

BAföG - Saarland student union

The Saarland student union provides students in the region with comprehensive information on BAföG.

BMBF guide to scholarships

BMBF guide to scholarships

The scholarship database of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research helps nationwide in finding suitable scholarships.

Initiative myStipendium.de

Initiative myStipendium.de

Currently the largest and most detailed academic database in Germany.

Scholarships - Saarland University

Scholarships - Saarland University

The website provides information on funding opportunities from federal, regional and private foundations, as well as information centres for student financing.

StudienStiftungSaar

StudienStiftungSaar

The Saar Academic Scholarships Foundation offers not only financial incentives, but also funding programmes such as workshops, seminars, mentoring, coaching and contacts with industry.

Studienpioniere Saarland (Study Pioneers Saarland)

Studienpioniere Saarland (Study Pioneers Saarland)

Since 2009, the StudienStiftungSaar (Saar Academic Foundation) has been awarding scholarships in order to promote gifted pupils and students.

University with entrepreneurial spirit

As one of only three German universities, the University of the Saarland EXIST is permitted to call itself an entrepreneurial university. The title was awarded to the university for its particular entrepreneurial spirit, which is a feature not only of its students, doctoral candidates and researchers, but also of its professors and their staff.

EXIST Entrepreneurial University
EXIST Entrepreneurial University

EXIST Entrepreneurial University

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