All applicants who wish to undertake full-time study at htw saar need to fulfil certain admission requirements. In addition to providing evidence of a recognized higher-education entrance qualification, international applicants must also demonstrate adequate proficiency in German. The language of instruction in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes is either exclusively or predominantly German.

German language proficiency

International applicants who hold an appropriate higher-education entrance qualification will also need to meet the minimum language proficiency requirements for their intended degree programme (see overview of admission requirements). Applicants may demonstrate adequate proficiency in German by submitting one of the following qualifications:

  • TestDaF
  • Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH – German language proficiency test for foreign applicants seeking admission to higher education) or the German language section of the Academic Assessment Test (FSP)
  • KMK Deutsches Sprachdiplom (DSD – KMK German Language Diploma), Level 2
  • Goethe-Institut Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP – GI central advanced level language exam)
  • Goethe-Institut Kleines / Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (GI KSD or GSD exams)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C1 or Goethe-Zertifikat C2
  • Certification that the applicant attended a German-speaking school abroad
  • A school-leaving certificate equivalent to the German higher education entrance qualification
  • School leaving certificate from a secondary school in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Certification of proficiency in German as part of the Diplôme du Baccalauréat that was obtained from a bilingual German-French section of a secondary school
  • US Advanced Placement (AP) exam in German

Exceptions: For the Master’s degree programme ‘International Management’, which is taught in English, the following German language requirements apply: Goethe-Zertifikat B1; Zertifikat Deutsch / telc Deutsch B1; DTZ (German Test for Immigrants, minimum required grade: B1); KMK Deutsches Sprachdiplom (Level 1, DSD I); or any higher-level certificate from Goethe-Institut or telc or TestDaF. Please note that this applies ONLY to the M.A. programme ‘International Management’.

For more information, please contact:


Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
des Saarlandes
Goebenstraße 40
66117 Saarbrücken

Telefon: (0681) 58 67 - 0
Telefax: (0681) 58 67 - 122

Ministerium der Finanzen und für Wissenschaft des Saarlandes

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