The study programme leading to a Certificate in »IT-Law and Legal Informatics« has been running since the Winter Semester 2016/2017. If you have any questions, please contact Ms Sonja Oleownik (by telephone: +49 681/302-4128 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The Saarland University's Certificate Study Programme

The Certificate in »IT-Law and Legal Informatics« certifies instruction in the digital society's most relevant legal questions and fundamental technical principles. In the area of IT-Law, we will cover those parts of Contract and Tort Law, Data Protection Law, Copyright Law as well as eJustice and eGovernment which are most relevant to Information Technology.

No prior technical knowledge is required!


It has been possible to register for the Certificate in »IT Law and Legal Informatics« since 2nd December 2016 and you can find more information about how to apply under the heading »Application Process«.  If you have attended any lectures, seminars or tutorials during the winter semester, these can be counted in full towards the Certificate.

Frequentliy Asked Questions

Who is the Certificate aimed at?
The Certificate is open to students of all faculties at the Saarland University. For external applicants, the Certificate can be a useful extra-occupational qualification.

Can my other exam results be counted towards the Certificate?
Yes, you can apply for the results of exams taken in the Elective Subject areas 5 and 9 to be counted as part of the Certificate. In addition, comparable studies at other universities can also be recognised.

What is the deadline for registering for the Certificate?
Whilst it is possible to start studying the Certificate Programme at any time, we recommend that you do so at the beginning of the Winter Semester.

Do I have to pay to take part in the Certificate Programme?
Students registered at the Saarland University do not have to pay any fees to take part in the Certificate Programme. Non-students may be charged fees.


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