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About - General Description Of European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

A system of academic recognition, as the basis of a joint European education program, has been established in order to allow students to circulate more freely between the member states of the European Union.

Within the framework of the Socrates-EU-Program, the European Credit Transfer System encourages the mobility of students. ECTS allows more transparency and fairer academic recognition for all students. This means that the study period abroad, along with the student´s due performance, replace a comparable period of study and similar achievement expectations at the home university.

ECTS Basic Principles

  1. Information is provided via an information package containing the description of the courses offered and their academic credit rating.
  2. Mutual agreement is created between the partner institutions and the students, by use of a standardised application form and the existence of a "Learning Agreement".
  3. Allocation of ECTS credits is effected according to the achieved student workload and for the transcription of records of each student.
  4. The ECTS grading/marking scale acts as a common standard of marking/grading between the twelve member states to assess successfully completed course units.
  5. The Organisation of ECTS activities are managed by ECTS coordinators who are either institutional representatives or serve as a faculty/departmentmal coordinator, both managing all the administrative and academic aspects of ECTS.

A hard copy of the information packages may be ordered at the International Office.

Students need to take 30 ECTS per semester.

Letzte Änderung: 03.04.2014 - 11:43:42 
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