'Staatsexamen' is a form of examination, not an academic degree such as Bachelor or Master. The contents, requirements and examinations are based on regulations set by the state. The standard period of study for these courses of study is between eight and twelve semesters. Saarland University offers the following courses of study with state examinations:
Accredited study programmes
Saarland University was one of the first universities in Germany to successfully complete the system accreditation procedure. Since 2012, it has carried the seal of the Accreditation Council.