The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) was developed by the European Commission to foster collaboration and exchange among European higher education institutions. The system provides a standardized basis for the recognition and comparison of examinations and coursework.
ECTS credits indicate the size of a module’s workload. If students successfully complete a module, the higher education institution awards them the corresponding number of credits as stated in the study regulations. In this way, students collect credits each semester until they have obtained the amount required to conclude their studies.
1 credit = 30 working hours
1 semester = 30 credits
1 Bachelor’s program = 180 credits