Incoming@htw saar

Important information on the coronavirus situation for incoming international students and partner universities  

Welcome to htw saar, University of Applied Sciences, Saarbrücken!              

htw saar is the largest University of Applied Sciences in the state of Saarland with some 6000 students and a staff of over 300. Currently, there are more than 860 international students from over 60 countries learning together.

htw saar is offering more than 40 Bachelor and Master programmes, either taught in German, or some in English or French in the four schools: Business, Architecture & Civil Engineering, Engineering, and Social Sciences.

Studies at the htw saar are practical-oriented with an excellent combination of hands-on skills along with a strong theoretical knowledge base. Research is fundamental and we attach great importance to applied research and development. We conduct research with industry partners in Germany and abroad and we belong to the top ranked Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany for R&D.

This page provides information and forms for htw saar exchange students from our international partner universities. We look forward to welcoming you at htw saar for one or two semesters! Information about the current offer of short-term programs can be found on the Summer Programs page.

Incoming exchange students are:

  • Students from partner universities outside of the European Higher Education Area, so-called Outside-EHEA students
  • Students from partner universities within the EHEA (European Higher Education Area): usually Erasmus+ students and students who are funded by similar programs (e.g. Swiss SEMP program).

Information for exchange students:

htw saar - video
incoming@htw saar - in brief (flyer)

4 schools, 3 campuses and how to get there:

Business School : Campus Rotenbühl
School of Engineering
: Campus Alt-Saarbrücken
School of Social Sciences : Campus Alt-Saarbrücken
School of Architecture : Campus Göttelborn 

Grading system, admission and language requirements, international coordinators, module catalogue, German language courses, forms, information sheets, etc.:

htw saar Institutional Grading System (description)
Timetable information
Admission and Language Requirements for exchange students
International coordinators for exchange programs (incoming)

Module catalogue
(further details see below under the respective academic year)
German language courses (Bachelor level):
Module descriptions
German language courses (Master level): Module descriptions

Erasmus+ learning agreement for studies
Erasmus+ learning agreement for traineeships
Outside-EHEA learning agreement
Outside-EHEA changes to the original learning Agreement

Additional sources of information:
Information Sheet To do's before and after arrival checklist 2023/24
Information Sheet Health Insurance
Information Sheet Insurances
Information Sheet Visa-REST-Entry-Residence
Information Sheet Accommodation Options

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via email to

Academic year 2023/2024:

Institutional Fact Sheet 2023/24 with academic calendar, deadlines, useful links, etc.:

Fact Sheet htw saar 2023/24

Departmental international coordinators / Receiving responsible persons for approval & signature learning agreement/OLA:
International coordinators for exchange programs (incoming students)

Module selection 2023/24
Module catalogue htw saar
German language courses (Bachelor level): Module descriptions
German language courses (Master level): Module descriptions
English taught modules 2023/24:
Business School: see business and engineering courses on Erasmus+ double degree students of Industrial Engineering (program is located at the Business School), select their modules from this course list.

School of Engineering: please refer to the module catalogue for modules marked with the globe symbol and the language of instruction is indicated as English. The department of computer science has a separate list:

Computer Science (undergraduate): Modules in English 2023/24.


General information:

Visit Saarbrücken and the Saarland Region:

Video: Aerial impressions Saarbruecken
Information of the Tourist Office Saarbrücken and the Saarland Tourism Office

Studying and living in Germany:

Plan your studies Information of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Study in Germany - Land of ideas Information of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Your link to Germany (, in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

Information on visa and entry for students with a non-EU citizenship:

As an international exchange student you may need a visa for Germany depending on where you come from, how long you plan to stay here and if you already hold a residence title for studying at one of our EU-partner universities. For more and BINDING information about visa requirements, contact the German embassy or German consulate in your home country.

General information on visa requirements of the Federal Foreign Office
Who requires a visa for studying in Germany?
Proof of financial resources for the visa application procedure
Tips for opening a blocked account for the visa application procedure
Information of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service

(Eased) Mobility in the framework of the Directive (EU) 2016/801 ("REST Directive") - Information for non-EU students studying at an EU- partner university:
The EU's mobility arrangements enable third country nationals holding a residence title for study purposes in an EU-member state to also study in Germany for up to 360 days without applying for a visa and residence title. Further information of the Federal Office For Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

Essential information at a glance, see our
Information Sheet Visa-REST-Entry-Residence

Studying in Saarbrücken (Incoming exchange students):

International Office
Incoming exchange students

Haus des Wissens | Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken

Outside EHEA:

Andrea Roth-Bastian

htw saar
Haus des Wissens
Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken
Raum 11.01.11
t +49 681 5867-606



Marion Hergenröther

htw saar
Haus des Wissens
Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken
Erasmus+ Incoming Students
Raum 11.01.11
t +49 (0) 681 / 5867 -654
f +49 (0) 681 / 5867 -662


Institutional Coordinator:

Andrea Roth-Bastian

htw saar
Haus des Wissens
Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken
Raum 11.01.11
t +49 681 5867-606