Saarland Université

Saar­land Uni­ver­si­ty was found­ed in 1948 with the assis­tance of the French gov­ern­ment. The Depart­ment of Law at the Uni­ver­si­ty is still active­ly prac­tis­ing the inter­na­tion­al and Euro­pean spir­it of the found­ing years. Not only Ger­man law, but also French law is taught in Saar­brück­en, each year enabling French and Ger­man stu­dents to qual­i­fy for their Diplôme d’E­tudes Uni­ver­si­taires Générales (DEUG) at the Cen­tre d’E­tudes Juridiques Français­es. Law grad­u­ates from all over the world study at the Insti­tute for Euro­pean Law or at the Europa-Insti­tut. Mas­ter of Laws can­di­dates ben­e­fit direct­ly from the well-estab­lished and man­i­fold inter­na­tion­al con­tacts of the Law Depart­ment and the faculty’s broad expe­ri­ence and com­pe­tence in accom­mo­dat­ing for­eign guests.

The poly­glot per­son­nel of the For­eign Stu­dents Office at the Insti­tute for Euro­pean Law assists Mas­ters Pro­gram par­tic­i­pants in all prac­ti­cal con­cerns con­nect­ed with set­tling into a new envi­ron­ment. In par­tic­u­lar, assis­tance is pro­vid­ed in find­ing liv­ing accom­mo­da­tions. In con­trast to many Ger­man cities, suf­fi­cient hous­ing with mod­er­ate rents com­fort­ably close to the Uni­ver­si­ty can still be found in Saar­brück­en. The Uni­ver­si­ty cam­pus itself is sur­round­ed by the idyl­lic munic­i­pal wood­lands (Stadt­wald) and can be eas­i­ly reached by bus from the inner city and near­by sub­urbs. Reg­is­tra­tion as stu­dents at the Uni­ver­si­ty enables the par­tic­i­pants of the Mas­ter of Laws Pro­gram to the whole net­work of trans­porta­tion with­in the Saar­land free of charge. It is an inte­gral part of the Mas­ters Degree Pro­gram that par­tic­i­pants have ample oppor­tu­ni­ty to become acquaint­ed with the oth­er Ger­man and for­eign stu­dents at the Insti­tute for Euro­pean Law. Expe­ri­ence has shown that these con­tacts help over­come an ini­tial reserve of for­eign stu­dents and helps to estab­lish a sense of com­mu­ni­ty with­in the Insti­tute.

As part of an ori­en­ta­tion pro­gram, all par­tic­i­pants will be invit­ed for an evening in the Alt­stadt of Saar­brück­en in order to get a first-hand impres­sion of the hos­pi­tal­i­ty and warmth of the local pop­u­la­tion. The prox­im­i­ty to France and Lux­em­bourg lures all those to week-end excur­sions, who have already become suf­fi­cient­ly acquaint­ed with Saarbrücken’s unique ver­sion of the “savoir vivre”.