coat of arms Saarland

From a traditional mining and steel location, the state of Saarland has evolved into a modern, international business region. Positioned in the Southwest of Germany bordering France and Luxembourg, Saarland boasts beautiful landscapes and a low cost of living. Short distances and friendly people who are committed to their communities – that’s what modern, vibrant Saarland is all about.



The three largest cities

 Saarbrücken (178,151 inhabitants)
 Neunkirchen (46,369 inhabitants)
 Homburg (41,974 inhabitants)


 2,568.69 km²


 995,597 inhabitants

Number of foreign nationals

 114,245 people

 The five largest countries of origin are:

  • Syria
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Romania
  • France

Important industries

  • Automotive engineering and supplying industry
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Steel industry
  • Software development/IT
  • Health

Regional characteristics

  • free cross-border flow of workers and goods in the region
  • many things to do in your free time, e.g. walking, good food, cultural offers
  • highest level of home-ownership of all German states

Information on the state
Official website with information on Saarland (German)

Saarland University
Information for students from abroad (German, English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian)


Information for immigrants

Welcome Center
Advisory centre for foreign professional qualifications, SEAQ Saar
Central point of contact for having your foreign qualifications recognised (German)

Immigration and integration Saarbrücken
Information for immigrants (German, English, French, Dutch)

IHK Saarland
Information on vocational training and work for qualified professionals in Saarland
(German, English, French)

Welcome Center Saarland in Saarbrücken
Information for international migrants (German, English, French)