ECTS system

Last modified: 2018. January 12.

Information on ECTS system used at EKU

ECTS credit is a numerical value (between 1 and 60) allocated to course units to describe the student workload required to complete them. They reflect the quantity of work each course unit requires in relation to the total quantity of work necessary to complete a full year of academic study at the institution, that is, lectures, practical work, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork, private study in the library or at home, and examinations or other assessment activities. ECTS is thus based on a full student workload and not limited to contact hours only.
ECTS credits are a relative rather than an absolute measure of student workload. They only specify how much of a year's workload a course unit represents at the institution or department allocating the credits. In ECTS used at EKU, 60 credits represent the average workload of an academic year of study and normally 30 credits for a semester.
ECTS credits ensure that the program will be reasonable in terms of workload for the period of study abroad.

Detailed information about the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) can be found at  4 

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