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.

Types of incoming exchange students:

  • Students coming from a partner university within the EHEA (European Higher Education Area) are usually Erasmus+ students

  • Students coming from partner universities outside of the European Higher Education Area are Outside-EHEA students 


Winter semester 2021/22 starting on 27 Sep 2021 with the German intensive course.
Nominations are welcome till 1 May, application deadline is 31 May.

Institutional information fact sheets:
Erasmus+ Fact Sheet htw saar 2021/22
Outside-EHEA Fact Sheet htw saar 2021/22

Admission and language requirements:
Information Sheet Admission and Language Requirements

Module selection:
English taught modules: this information is currently being updated and available later in spring. For a first overview, we would like to ask you to refer to the informational source of this current academic year:
Business School: Modules in English 2021/22
Computer Science (undergraduate): Modules in English 2021/22

Module catalogue htw saar 

German language courses (Bachelor level): Module descriptions
German language courses (Master level): Module descriptions

Additional sources of information:
Information Sheet Health Insurance
Information Sheet Insurances

Information Sheet Visa - REST - Entry - Residence
Information Sheet Accommodation Options

Arrival information:
Information Sheet To do's arrival checklist 2021-22

htw saar Institutional Grading System

Timetable information

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

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

Important note for students interested in an exchange:
We are currently in the process of digitizing our mobility management and setting up a new website. For the moment, you are welcome to find all kinds of practical information in the information sheets above. General information on htw saar and student living (accommodation see information sheet above) can be found in our Study Guide 2019/20.

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


Summer semester 2021 starting on 22 March with the German intensive course.

Updated Erasmus+ Fact Sheet htw saar 2020/21
Updated Outside-EHEA Fact Sheet htw saar 2020/21

Business School: Modules in English 2020/21
Computer Science (undergraduate): Modules in English 2020/21
Module catalogue htw saar

German language courses (Bachelor level): Module descriptions
German language courses (Master level): Module descriptions


Campus maps:

Map of Campus Alt-Saarbrücken (School of Engineering and School of Social Sciences)
Map of Campus Rotenbühl (Business School)
Map of Campus Göttelborn (School of Architecture)

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 and living in Germany:

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

Visit Saarbrücken and the Saarland Region:

Video: Aerial impressions Saarbruecken

Information of the Tourist Office Saarbrücken and the Saarland Tourism Office

Brochures in English and French about the Saarland Region:
Welcome to the Saarland Region (EN)
Visiter la Sarre (FR)


Studying in Saarbrücken (Incoming exchange students):

International Office
Incoming exchange students

Haus des Wissens | Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken

How to contact the International Office incoming team during the further reduced university operations (from 18.12.20 onwards until further notice)?

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. More information, also about the hygienic measures, can be downloaded here.

The International Office incoming team is available upon appointment at the office but also still works remotely from home. If you would like to make an appointment or give us a phone call, please contact us via E-mail or MS Teams first. We will be pleased to arrange an appointment at our office or via telephone or MS Teams. 

Incoming-exchange students (students from international partner universities coming for study abroad semester(s) at htw saar):


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