What else do I need to know about part-time study?
Part-time study does not create any legal entitlement to the provision of special programme content or a modified curriculum. Part-time students organize their studies independently and are supported by counselling services, especially by the Central Student Advisory Service, as needed.
While they are studying part-time, there is currently no financial support available for students eligible for BAföG funding. Once previous part-time students resume their studies full-time, the part-time semesters are only counted as half semesters when determining the total number of semesters studied. It is therefore essential that you inform the BAföG office of the transition to part-time or full-time study.
Studying part-time can have an impact on certain benefits and entitlements, such as student grants, residence status, health insurance etc.
The volume of academic work undertaken by a part-time student in one semester may not exceed 60% of the academic credit associated with full-time study. The volume of academic work shall be calculated on the basis of the modules taken by the student in that semester, irrespective of whether or not the student successfully completed these modules. If the volume of academic work undertaken by a part-time student in one semester exceeds 60% of the academic credit associated with full-time study, that semester shall be treated as if the student were studying full-time.
The semester fee is due in full when studying part-time.
for studying part-time at Saarland University
- Section 79(4) of the Saarland Higher Education Institutions Act (SHSG)
- Section 11 of the Regulations Governing Student Enrolment at Saarland University at Saarland University (Immatrikulationsordnung)
- Article 16 of the Framework Examination Regulations for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes at Saarland University (BMRPO)
- Examination regulations governing the respective degree programme