Study and Leisure in Saarbrücken
Saarland University has a range of offerings ready to help students feel at home on the Saarbrücken campus. For example, the Coordination Office for Study and Practice helps to find the right internship. In addition, Saarland University helps students who have children to reconcile studies with family life, whether through part-time study or child-friendly care options. Anyone who wants to be active in sports can take advantage of the university’s athletic offerings. Film fans will have a great time at Unifilm. Those who are drawn toward nature can relax in the nearby city forest or in the botanical garden.
Saarland University is a campus-based university: unlike many other universities that are scattered around their cities, here everything is at a central location. This leads to short distances and welcome variety. Most of the informatics institutes are located very close to one another on the campus.
Dining on Campus
The university Mensa (cafeteria), which can be easily reached on foot from the computer science buildings, offers a large menu daily. Evening meals are also available daily in the Mensa Café.
For smaller snacks, the on-campus EDEKA store (-2830) has a stand in the computer science building E 1.3 (at the rotunda in the foyer) each morning, with a variety of baked goods. Upon request, other items can also be brought.
Between lectures, you can relax in the Mensa, cafés und restaurants or in the green spaces. The campus is surrounded by forest. There are various jogging paths, and the nearby free Wildpark invites you to stroll and unwind. The location also allows the campus to grow outward, which gives other institutes the opportunity to establish themselves and broaden the spectrum of the university, as well as to supplement it with modern buildings.
On site there are also many other amenities, leisure facilities and opportunities to get involved in student life in various ways.
A hairdresser, a bookstore, a supermarket and two banks make it almost unnecessary to leave campus between classes to take care of everyday needs. Frequent parties also draw people back in the evenings.
As for cultural life, you can join the university orchestra, various choirs or theater groups in multiple languages. During the lecture period of the semester, the Unifilm regularly presents an attractive cinema program.
If you want to get involved in university politics, the AStA and the student political groups are the place to be. The debate club lets you develop the necessary foundations.
The proximity to the “Hermann Neuberger Sportschule” with its many facilities allows the university sports program to offer students and staff a rich and varied course and training program. The campus also has its own on-site gym.
Saarland University is very international compared to most other German universities. A good 18 percent of the students come from abroad: more than 120 nationalities are represented here. 550 partner universities in 52 countries demonstrate the strong international integration and exchange opportunities.
Regionally, together with five universities in Belgium, Luxembourg, Lorraine, and the Rhineland-Palatinate, in recent years a common university, the so-called “Universität der Großregion” (University of the Greater Region), has been established. In this way, students can acquire cross-border degrees at several of the participating universities.
The campus also has much to offer interculturally. In addition to various religious communities, there is also a so-called Soul Space that can be used by all faiths. At the Language Center you can attend courses on more than 20 different languages. All of this contributes to a very open, multicultural atmosphere at the university.
The city of Saarbrücken
Saarbrücken is hospitable, lively and green. Around 180,000 people live in this state capital of the Saarland. The inhabitants enjoy the international flair and comparatively low rents. The Nauwies district with its bars, restaurants and small shops is very popular as a meeting place. The Staatstheater offers students free admission and the Saarland Therme spa invites you to relax on free days. Those who are enrolled in the university can travel free of charge by bus or local trains in the entire state, removing obstacles to further exploratory excursions. Or perhaps a shopping trip to Paris? No problem – express trains depart daily from Saarbrücken to reach the French capital in less than two hours.
Our students are happy to provide information about studying, living in Saarbrücken, or cultural offerings in and around Saarbrücken.