Information about scholarships, financial aid and living expenses can be found under the pages of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Tuition fee (Infrastructure fee)
The current infrastructure fee for Saarland University is 223 Euros per semester, which includes the cost of a semester ticket for all local buses and trains.
A bank account is essential for many day-to-transactions, such as setting up a direct debit mandate Many banks in Saarbrücken offer charge-free student accounts.
Selected banks in Saarbrücken:
- Sparkasse Saarbrücken, Rathausplatz 9
- Deutsche Bank Saar, Kaiserstraße 29-31
- Commerzbank, Kaiserstraße 25
- Citi Bank, Bahnhofstraße 109
- Bank 1 Saar, Kaiserstraße 20
Students from an EU or EFTA member state must provide an EHIC chip card (European Health Insurance Card) as proof that they are insured under a statutory health insurance scheme in their home country. On presentation of the EHIC to a German health insurance fund in Germany you will be issued with the requisite insurance certificate.
Students from other countries must take out student insurance to cover their stay in Germany. Student health insurance cover typically costs about 60 Euros per month (as of March 2012).
Selected health insurance funds (“Krankenkassen”):
- AOK, Halbergstraße 1
- Barmer Ersatzkasse, St. Johanner Straße 41-43
- Deutsche Angestellten Krankenkasse, Viktoriastraße 2
- Techniker Krankenkasse, Trierer Straße 8
A representative of the AOK health insurance company is on campus twice a week.