Studying in Saarbrücken
At Saarland University, you will have to pay registration fees. These fees are the same for all students and include a bus ticket.
AMASE students can have these fees refunded, because these are included in the participation fees.
Furthermore, all AMASE students are excluded of an extra service fee, called “Verwaltungskostenbeitrag”.
IMPORTANT: If you have selected UdS as Entrance or Second University, you have to be enrolled for the whole study period, no matter if you are here or not.
However, you will only have to transfer the semester fees for those semesters actually spent here.
Proof of financial support (“Sperrkonto”) for Non-EU students
For self-financing students, we recommend opening a blocked account which you may easily use as proof of financial support. This is needed to obtain the visa for Germany. There is no need to send the bank account details in advance. For further information, please check:
Accomodation in Saarbrücken
In general there are two options: You can either rent a room in a student residence or you can find your own private apartment.
If you intend to apply for a dorm in a student residence, please fill the online application as soon as possible, as there is a long waiting list: https://www.uni-saarland.de/en/global/welcome-center/accommodation/dormitories-studierendenwerk.html
- Winter term 15th July
- Summer Term 15th December
270 € – 350 €
Security Deposit “Kaution”
The amount of the deposit is usually one month’s rent.
You can also check these links:
- SBT Immobilen Gruppe: http://www.studentenwohnungen-saarbruecken.de/
- Immobilien Gruppe Saarbrücken: http://www.sib-saarbruecken.de/wohnen/wohngemeinschaften
- Cusanus Haus: http://cusanustreff.de/
Flat-Share: “Wohngemeinschaft” (WG)
People live together in one flat in order to reduce costs. Finding a suitable flat share will depend a lot on you, as the residents often have little “interviews” to find out if the person will fit in. You will need to contact them personally. The prices for private accommodation in Saarbrücken may range between 200€ -350€ per month, depending on how close you live to the city centre and on the number of roommates you have.
For private accommodation you can check:
- WG-Suche: www.wg-suche.de
- WG-Gesucht: www.wg-gesucht.de
- Studenten WG: www.studenten-wg.de
- Ebay- Kleinanzeigen: https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/
Monthly living expenses in Saarbrücken
Depending on personal lifestyles, you will need approximately 650€-800€/month in Saarbrücken.
According to an article of the DAAD, the average in Germany is at 867 €, so Saarbrücken is still cheap.
- Accommodation: Approx. 270 – 400€
- Food: Grocery shopping is relatively cheap in Germany, given the high amount of discount supermarkets, approx. 120 – 150€.
- Lunch at university: 2,80€ – 4,00€
- Eating out (Main course): < 10€ for fast food/bistro, 7 – max. 20€ regular restaurant.
- There is an obligatory TV license fee (“Rundfunkbeitrag”) in Germany which is paid per residence. It’s currently 17,50€/month.
- Transport: A semester ticket for public transport within the Saarland is included in your registration fee.
- Leisure: about 100€ (cinema, going out, sports)
- Nightclub admission: 8-15€
- Don’t forget to include the costs of personal expenses such as cosmetics, clothes, phone, books etc.