UPDATE 21 June 2021: University operations currently announced until further notice (since 18 December 2020):

As of June 21, 2021, all htw saar campuses and libraries are open again for on-site learning. Laboratory courses still take place in person, however, the majority of lectures will  remain online for the time being. Important note: In order to use the htw saar campuses or libraries for learning, students must carry proof of a current negative PoC rapid antigen test from a designated test center.

Also, as of this date, the Mensa/cafeterias at the Alt-Saarbrücken Campus and the Rotenbühl Campus have reopened. Eating in the cafeterias is possible after registering via the Luca app or by filling out a form. To-go meals are available without registration. More information, also about the hygienic measures, can be downloaded here.

Staff and administration units:
  • All acadademic staff (professors, lecturers, researchers and lab engineers) involved in teaching and research are working remotly from home (unless presence is required for special cases/classes and to run emergency infrastructure for example with the regard to particular machines and processes).
  • University administration: As a general rule the central administrative units (e.g. HR, finance, central student service office, registrar’s office as well as the international office, etc.) will be present on fixed days at the office and the other days work remotly from home. There may however be individual arrangements to uphold services and processes on campus that staff cannot work on from home.

Important information and guidelines


Please follow the basic hygiene precautions such as:

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly;
  • Avoid physical contact when greeting people;
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow or a tissue that you dispose of properly.

The German Federal Centre for Health Education provides useful information on how to protect yourself and others against infectious diseases. Find key hygiene tips here in your language.

Inbound travel advice

If you have travelled in any of the RKI risk zones (in German only, containing a link to the archive with English versions) or other risk zones affected by an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the last weeks before coming to Saarbrücken and develop symptoms of fever, cough, difficulty in breathing, you should immediately:

  • Stay home and avoid unnecessary contacts
  • Contact a doctor in Saarbrücken by telephone registration beforehand, informing them with reference to your travel to an affected area
  • Important note: do NOT visit the doctor or go to the emergency services to avoid potential transmission to others ->the doctor will decide if you are being tested and organize the necessary

Note: Incoming international students who need assistance to contact a doctor please liase with the htw saar-International Office, we will assist you with the telephone communication to consult a doctor in Saarbrücken. 

Useful links

Covid-19 related questions and answers on the general situation, public life, social contact, travel restrictions, quarantine and other topics provided by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI):

General information on the outbreak of Covid-19:

Recommendations on how to help contain the virus threat:


Further information (in German only)

htw saar
Hochschule für
Technik und Wirtschaft
des Saarlandes

University of
Applied Sciences


Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
des Saarlandes
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66117 Saarbrücken

Telefon: (0681) 58 67 - 0
Telefax: (0681) 58 67 - 122
E-Mail: info@htwsaar.de

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