Saarland University is a modern university within the Saar-Lor-Lux region – a dynamic part of Europe defined by the shared borders between Germany, France and Luxembourg. An international perspective has been a defining feature of Saarland University ever since it was established in cooperation with France in 1948. Today, 18.500 young people are studying in Saarbrücken and Homburg (faculty of medicine), 17 per cent of whom are international students. Located in a pleasant woodland setting, the university campus offers students and researchers a broad range of sporting and cultural activities, which together with the numerous cafés and restaurants make the campus an ideal place to relax between lectures or after work. And thanks to the high-speed ICE train link it takes only two hours to travel from Saarbrücken to Paris.
Website of university: http://www.uni-saarland.de/en/home.html
Website for inbound exchange students: http://www.uni-saarland.de/overseas
Online academic calendar website: http://www.uni-saarland.de/campus/studium/studienorganisation/semestertermine.html
Full time load: 30 ECTS credits for degree seeking students, up to 20 ECTS credits for exchange students
1 Credit = 1 – 1,5 hours (depending on type of course)
1 Course = 3 – 9 ECTS credits (depending on type and level of course)
Minimum course enrolment for exchange students: 5 -6 courses recommended
Maximum course enrolment for exchange students: no maximum
Exchange students have access to all undergraduate programs (except medicine); but graduate programs only open upon agreement
View detail: https://www.lsf.uni-saarland.de/qisserver/rds?state=wtree&search=1&category=veranstaltung.browse&navigationPosition=lectures%2Clectureindex&breadcrumb=lectureindex&topitem=lectures&subitem=lectureindex
1. NUMBER OF SEMESTER PLACEMENTS
2015-2016 Spring Semester: 2
2016-2017 Academic Year :4
Summer: December 15th;
Fall: July 15th
Students should get nomination through the exchange coordinator.
Advanced basic German skills (at least 300 hours) recommended; advanced English skills for some disciplines.
4. APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Application paperwork to be sent with official nomination through exchange coordinator (scanned copies, no originals needed); forms downloadable on www.uni-saarland.de/overseas
German health insurance recommended; travel insurance will not be accepted.
3. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
750,00 Euro per month
4. VISA REQUIREMENTS
Students can consult German Embassy / Consulate General in Shanghai
International students can apply for scholarships at numerous institutions. The extensive DAAD scholarship database for foreign students, graduates and acamdemics offers a wide range of scholarships and additional Information to help them with their application.
View detail: https://www.daad.de/de/
The Coordinator of Overseas Programs
Mr. Wolfgang HEINTZ