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. To do so, go to the htw saar application portal. You will first be directed to the German site. To switch to English, you have to click on the person symbol in the upper right corner. There, please select "Sprache & Region wählen" and then switch from "Deutsch" to "English" and please don't forget to click on "Sichern" in the lower right corner to save your settings.

Application documents

(Please refer to the information provided on the uni-ASSIST online application portal)

  • Higher education entrance certificate / Secondary school leaving certificate with list of grades attained (also required when applying for Master’s degree programmes)
  • Proof that applicant has passed the entrance examination required for admission to an institution of higher education in applicant’s home country
  • Proof of completed periods of university study, university qualifications
  • Proof of adequate proficiency in German
  • Applicants from China, India and Vietnam must provide a certificate (original document only) from the relevant academic verification centre (APS – Akademische Prüfstelle)

Note: Translations are not required if the original documents are in English.

Application deadlines

Winter Semester
The application deadline for the winter term is 15 July, with the application portal opening in the middle of May of each respective year.

Please note that all Bachelor’s degree programs and most of the Master’s programs only accept new students for the winter term.

Summer Semester
The application deadline for the summer semester is 15 January, with the application portal opening in the beginning of December of the previous year.

The following Master's programs accept new students for the summer term.

  • M.Eng. Civil Engineering
  • M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering
  • M.Sc. Neural Engineering
  • M.Sc. Mechatronics and Sensor Technology
  • M.Sc. Industrial Engineering
  • B.Sc. Aviation Business – Piloting and Airline Management (part-time program for working professionals)

Also, applications into higher semesters of the Bachelor's programs and to our preparatory courses are possible for the summer semester.

Our Admissions Office can provide information on possible extensions to application deadlines for degree programs that are not subject to entry restrictions.


htw saar does not charge any tuition fees! However, all students have to pay a semester contribution.

The semester contribution for one semester is € 320,50 (as of summer semester 2024).

This semester contribution entitles students to free public transport within the state of Saarland, as well as discounts for meals at the university cafeteria and reduced rates for concerts, theatre, movies and more at and around the university.



International Students
htw saar
Haus des Wissens
Building 11
Malstatter Straße 17
66117 Saarbrücken
Room 11.01.19
Phone: +49 (0)681 5867 - 99083



Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
des Saarlandes
Goebenstraße 40
66117 Saarbrücken

Telefon: (0681) 58 67 - 0
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