when and how to apply

International applicants


Service page for prospective students


Applications for the Winter Semester 2024/25

The application period for undergraduate programs, teacher training programs, and master programs for the winter semester begins on April 15, 2024, and the deadline is May 31, 2024 (deadline).

Application Guide Step-by-Step

Application for Master programs for the Summer Semester 2025

The application period for consecutive and specialized master programs for the summer semester 2025 starts on November 1, 2024, and the deadline is November 30, 2024 (deadline).

Information for Master Application


The application deadline for all undergraduate programs, teacher training programs, and master's programs for the winter semester is May 31 of each year. 
The application deadline for master programs for the following summer semester is November 30 of each year.

Information Days for Prospective Students 

HBKsaar hosts two information days with personal portfolio counseling for prospective students in the winter semester. In individual cases, it is also possible to arrange a portfolio counseling appointment, exclusively in the winter semester.

Tuition Fees

HBKsaar does not charge tuition fees. The amount of the semester fee and administrative fee can be inquired about in the student administration.


All international applicants are most welcome to apply at HBKsaar.

The application and selection process is practically the same for international applicants as it for German applicants. There are however some additional documents to be submitted :

  • Preliminary review documentation via uni-assist (VPD)
    International applicants with foreign educational credentials must first apply online via the service agency for international students uni-ASSIST in order to receive the necessary VPD (Preliminary Review Documentation). In order to meet the university application deadlines, you should apply for your VPD at least 6 weeks before this deadline.
    After you have received your VPD documentation from uni-Assist, you need to apply directly at htw saar and submit the VPD from uni-assist, together with your application documents before the application deadline.
  • Proof of adequate German proficiency in German:
    Goethe Institut Certificate B2
    DSH 2 or 3 (German language proficiency test)
    Telc B2
    Deutsches Sprachdiplom der KMK (DSD 2)
  • Applicants from China are requested to have their academic transcripts verified by the academic examinations office at the cultural affairs department at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Peking (APS) /www.aps.org.cn


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