Exchange@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 programmes can be found on the Summer Programmes page.

Types of 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 



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 our Study Guide 2019/20 (see below). The organizational information e.g. on the application procedure, language requirements and other practicalities remain valid for 2020/21.
As part of our ongoing mobility digitization process we will make this information available in the coming weeks. For any further request, do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note the UPDATED Fact Sheets 2020/21 including the pandemic-related changes of our academic calender:

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

Information Sheet Health Insurance

Information Sheet Visa - Entry - Residence

Information Sheet Accommodation Options Academic year 2020/21

Study Guide 2019/20

Business School: Modules in English 2020/21
Computer Science (undergraduate): Modules in English 2020/21

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

International Project Semester


Study Guide 2019/20
Erasmus+ Fact Sheet htw saar 2019/20
Outside-EHEA Key Data htw saar 2019/20
Business School: modules in English 2019/20
School of Engineering: modules in English 2017/18


exchange@htw saar - in brief (flyer)
Module catalogue htw saar
Institutional grading system
Checklist for exchange students
Timetable information

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)


Erasmus+ learning agreement for studies
Erasmus+ learning agreement for studies combined with a traineeship
Erasmus+ learning agreement for traineeships

Outside-EHEA learning agreement
Outside-EHEA changes to the original learning Agreement


Information Sheet Accommodation Options Academic Year 2020/21

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 residence title. Further information of the Federal Office For Migration and Refugees (BAMF)


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:

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)
Découvrir la Sarre (FR)

Studying in Saarbrücken (Incoming exchange students):

International Office
Incoming exchange students

Haus des Wissens | Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken 

Öffnungszeiten Raum 11.01.11 in der Regel
Mo, Di, Do, Fr: 9:30-12:00 & 13:00-14:00,
Mi: 13:00-16:00
oder nach Vereinbarung
Office hours room 11.01.11 normally
Mo, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9:30-12:00 & 13:00-14:00
Wed: 13:00-16:00
or by appointment

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