European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

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European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

Key Features of ECTS

  • ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. The 60 ECTS credits amount to around 1500-1800 hours of workload per academic year, thus one credit corresponds to around 25 to 30 working hours.
  • Recognition of ECTS credits are obligatory in the case of agreed student mobility when there is a prior Learning Agreement. The ECTS Transcripts of Records and the Diploma Supplement facilitate recognition of ECTS transfer.
  • ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the work required and appropriate assessment of the learning outcomes achieved.
  • Only the courses listed in the Learning Agreement between host/home institutions and the students are recognised for the ECTS transfer.

Last update: Sep 13, 2017