International applicants with foreign educational credentials must first apply online via the service agency for international students uni-ASSIST in order to receive the necessary VPD (Preliminary Review Documentation). In order to meet the university application deadlines, you should apply for your VPD at least 6 weeks before this deadline.

After you have received your VPD documentation from uni-Assist, you need to apply directly at htw saar and submit the VPD from uni-assist, together with your application documents before the application deadline. To do so, go to:

Here, you will find information on how to apply (in German only). To apply, you first need to register under "Menü" then "Registrieren" in the upper left corner and then follow the instructions.

Application documents

(Please refer to the information provided on the uni-ASSIST online application portal)

  • Higher education entrance certificate / Secondary school leaving certificate with list of grades attained (also required when applying for Master’s degree programmes)
  • Proof that applicant has passed the entrance examination required for admission to an institution of higher education in applicant’s home country
  • Proof of completed periods of university study, university qualifications
  • Proof of adequate proficiency in German
  • Applicants from China, Vietnam or Mongolia must provide a certificate (original document only) from the relevant academic verification centre (APS – Akademische Prüfstelle)

All certificates and supporting documents submitted must be officially certified copies and must be accompanied by an officially certified translation.

Note: Translations are not required if the original documents are in English.

Application deadlines

All Bachelor’s degree programs and most of the Master’s programs only accept new students for the winter term.

The application deadline for the winter term is 15 July.

During the corona crisis, regular application deadlines may be subject to change.

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

  • M.Eng. Civil Engineering
  • M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering
  • M.Sc. Neural Engineering
  • M.Sc. Mechatronics and Sensor Technology
  • M.Sc. Industrial Engineering
  • B.Sc. Aviation Business – Piloting and Airline Management (part-time program for working professionals)

The application deadline in this case is 15 January:

Our Admissions Office can provide information on possible extensions to application deadlines for degree programs that are not subject to entry restrictions.


At present we charge no tuition fees! However, all students have to pay the term fee.

The term fee for a single term is €272.- (summer term 2021).

This mandatory fee is not a tuition fee, but entitles students to free public transport within the university's local region as well as discounts for meals, reduced-price tickets, etc within the local Saarland region.


Eva Gräser Studierendenservice, Internationale Studieninteressierte


t + 49 (0)681 5867-638
f + 49 (0)681 5867-151


htw saar
Haus des Wissens
Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken
Raum 11.01.19

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

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