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 our partners:

From the winter semester 2020/21 intake onwards, we will only accept online applications. Your students will need to submit their application to us via an online application form. We will send the instructions and link directly to the students after receiving your nomination. The documents required for the application, will have to be submitted by them electronically as pdfs via an online form.
Online application will be open from end of March/beginning of April till 31 May 2020. The recommended deadline for receiving your nominations for our winter semester 2020/21 is 1 May 2020.

Important note for students interested in an exchange:

We are currently in the process of digitizing our mobility management. We therefore regret that we cannot provide you with the updated information yet. However, 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, accommodation, visa and other practicalities remain valid for 2020/21.
As part of our ongoing mobility digitization process we will make this information available for 2020/21 in the coming weeks. This applies also to the modules in English offered by the Business School. We do not expect any important changes and kindly ask you to refer to the 2019/20 list of modules (see below) in a first stage. The new information will be published here soon. For any further request, do not hesitate to contact us.

The 2020/21 academic calender and information on a glance can be found in our Fact Sheets for download here:

Erasmus+ Fact Sheet htw saar 2020/21 

Outside-EHEA Fact Sheet htw saar 2020/21

exchange@htw saar - in brief (flyer)

Module descriptions German language courses (Bachelor level) 

Module descriptions German language courses (Master level)



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



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)



Application form for exchange students

Registration form for Intensive German Language Courses

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



Accommodation options summer semester 2020


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 and living in Germany:

Study and Research in Germany 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


Visa regulations (Non-EU Nationals):

General information on visa requirements of the Federal Foreign Office

Migration and Residence in Germany ->Entry regulations for Germany Information of the BAMF (Federal Office For Migration and Refugees)

Information of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service

Study in Germany ->Plan your studies ->Requirements ->Visa (Practical Information of the DAAD)

Information for exchange students coming for an exchange period lasting up to 360 days (non-EU nationals holding a residence title for study purposes in the country of one of our EU-partner universities) = Mobility in the framework of the  Directive (EU) 2016/801 - ("REST Directive")


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:

Doris Kollmann

htw saar
Haus des Wissens
Gebäude 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken
Leitung International Office
Raum 11.01.09
t 49 681 5867-609
f 49 681 5867-608