International Programmes 2022/2023

How to Start your Career in Germany How to Start your Career in Germany

htw saar - University of Applied Sciences • Saarbrücken

Course location
Saarbrücken
Teaching language
  • German
  • English
Language level of course
  • German: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • English: B2
Date(s)
  • June 19 - July 07, 2023 (Registration deadline of course provider: March 05, 2023)
Information on dates, prices and mode of study

For accommodation, various options are available:

  1. Furnished single room at student guest house (including kitchen): 350 EUR
  2. Stay at a self-chosen hotel: price depending on the hotel
  3. European Youth Hostel Saarbrücken, single room: 525 EUR
  4. Family stay at a local family: service charge
Target group
  • International students interested in gaining German language qualifications for studies in engineering or business
  • International graduates and professionals wishing to prepare for a job in Germany either in the field of engineering or business

The course is also designed for people wishing to work with German companies.

Description/content

Special lectures in English

Experts from industry and professors of engineering and business will showcase their fields of expertise from the German perspective. By exploring current topics, you will get up-to-date sneak peaks into German engineering and management.

There are six intensive lectures of one hour each offered during the three weeks.

Company visits

You will discover world leading companies in the region through interactive tours. These include global players such as Festo, Hager, Villeroy & Boch, ZF and Michelin. Take the opportunity to connect with your potential employers and discover the portfolio of the regional job market. Feel free to bring along your CV to get in touch with the HR unit after the tours.

German courses

In addition to the lectures and company tours, you will benefit from an intensive German language course consisting of ten teaching hours per week, offered at two levels: beginner (A1/A2) and advanced (B1 to C1). Learn about job-specific vocabulary and related topics like how to write your CV to impress German companies.

Intercultural communication

You will dive into the German working culture in a dense course of four teaching hours per week. You will focus on work and business cultures like organisational and team cultures frequently found in German companies and be introduced to the basics of communication cultures in professional and private environments. Our approach is learner-centred and follows effective training methods.

Every week, the course consists of 20 hours (six hours of lectures, 10 hours of German, four hours of intercultural communication) as well as company tours and extracurricular activities.

Current information

Check the university website: www.htwsaar.de.

Recognised language exams offered (e.g. DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL)
No
Other degrees / qualifications awarded
Certificate of participation
ECTS points (max.)
5
Average number of hours per week
20
Average number of participants per group/course
15
Dates and costs
  • June 19 - July 07, 2023 (Registration deadline of course provider: March 05, 2023), costs: EUR 450
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accompanying programme
Information on dates, prices and mode of study

For accommodation, various options are available:

  1. Furnished single room at student guest house (including kitchen): 350 EUR
  2. Stay at a self-chosen hotel: price depending on the hotel
  3. European Youth Hostel Saarbrücken, single room: 525 EUR
  4. Family stay at a local family: service charge
Teaching language
  • German
  • English
Language level of course
  • German: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • English: B2
Language requirements

German: Beginner (A1 or A2) or advanced (B1 to C1). Two separate German courses will be offered – one for beginners and one for advanced learners.

English: Level B2 is necessary in order to follow the lectures, the intercultural course, the guided company tours and the extracurricular activities.

Submit application to

If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to Mrs Julia Frisch, the coordinator of the programme, via Julia.Frisch@htwsaar.de.

You will then receive the link to an online application form where you will have to submit your CV, a transcript of records from your home university, and a statement of motivation.

Is accommodation organised?
The organiser helps participants look for accommodation.
Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Yes
Description of social and leisure programme

Various excursions are offered to the landmarks of the region, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte, the loop of the Saar river, Heidelberg, Trier, Strasbourg and Luxembourg.

In addition, we offer a variety of leisure, sports and cultural activities such as a biking trip to France, soccer and swimming, music festivals and the traditional barbecue during the farewell party with all participants.

Free internet access
Yes
Support in visa matters
No
Pick-up service from train station/airport
No

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