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Credit conversion

ECTS credits and credit conversion

ECTS is a credit system designed to make it easier for students to move between different countries. ECTS credits are based on the learning achievements and the workload of a course.

A full-time student would need to complete 60 ECTS per academic year, which represents about 1,500 to 1,800 hours of study. According to the ECTS, study programs in Europe are worth the following number of credits:

  • Bachelor's degrees (first cycle) are worth 180 - 240 ECTS (3 to 4 years).
  • Master's programs (second cycle) are worth 60 - 120 ECTS (1 to 2 years).

If your university is found in the table below, you can use the conversion rates to calculate your ECTS-credits. If not, we encourage you to contact your university or to calculate the conversion based on the following figures: One year of full time studies (1,500 – 1,800 hours) equals 60 ECTS credits.

 

Table 1: Countries using ECTS

Austria

Greece

Norway

Belgium

Hungary

Poland

Bosnia

Iceland

Portugal

Bulgaria

Ireland

Romania

Croatia

Italy

Serbia

Cyprus

Latvia

Slovenia

Czech Republic

Liechtenstein

Slovakia

Denmark

Lithuania

Spain

Estonia

Luxembourg

Sweden

Finland

Macedonia

Switzerland

France

Malta

Ukraine

Germany

Montenegro

 

Please note that these tables should be used for guidance only and can not be used solely as grounds for your eligibility.

Table 2: Remaining countries

Country

University

Credits

ECTS

Example

Argentina

Universidad del Salvador

1

0,4

10 = 4

Australia

Australian Catholic University

1

0,75

10 = 7,5

Australia

Deakin University

1

7,5

2 = 15

Australia

Macquarie University

1

2,5

3 = 7,5

Australia

The University of New South Wales

1

1,25

6 = 7,5

Australia

The University of Western Australia

1

1,25

6 = 7,5

Australia

University of Sydney

1

1,25

6 = 7,5

Brazil

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - PUCPR

1

1,35

3 = 4

Brazil

Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

1

1,5

4 = 6

Brazil

Universidade de Sao Paulo

1

1,5

5 = 6

Brazil

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)

1

1,5

5 = 6

Canada

Brock University

1

12

0,5 = 6

Canada

Concordia University

1

0,5

4 = 2

Canada

Ryerson University

1

6

2 = 12

Canada

University of Alberta

1

2

3 = 6

Canada

University of Ottawa

1

2

3 = 6

Canada

University of Western Ontario

1

12

0,5 = 6

Canada

Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo and Brantford

1

12

0,5 = 6

Chile

Universidad Alberto Hurtado

1

0,65

4 = 3

Chile

Universidad Catolica Silva Henriquez

1

0,80

5 = 4

China

Beijing Normal University

1

2,5

4 = 10

China

City University of Hong Kong

1

1,7-2,5

2 = 3,4-5

China

Hong Kong baptist University

1

2

3 = 6

China

Lingnan University

1

2

3 = 6

China

Peking University

1

1,5

4 = 6

China

Tsinghua University

1

1,5

4 = 6

China

University of Nottingham Ningbo China

1

0,5

12 = 6

Ecuador

universidad de especialidades espiritu santo

1

2

3 = 6

Ghana

Catholic University College of Ghana, Fiapre

1

1,54

4 = 6,16

Indonesia

Institut Teknologi Bandung

1

1,38888

3 = 4,14

Indonesia

Universitas Balikpapan

1

1,75

4 = 7

Indonesia

Universitas Diponegoro

1

1,5

4 = 6

Indonesia

Universitas Gadjah Mada

1

1,667

3 = 5

Indonesia

Universitas Indonesia

1

1

6 = 6

Israel

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1

1

6 = 6

Jamaica

University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

1

1,666

3 = 5

Japan

Kansai Gadai University

1

2

3 = 6

Japan

Kwansei Gakuin University

1

2

3 = 6

Japan

Rikkyo University

1

2

3 = 6

Japan

Ritsumeikan University

1

2

3 = 6

Japan

Ryukoku University

1

2

3 = 6

Japan

Tokyo International University

1

2

3 = 6

Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

1

1,76

3,5 = 6,16

New Zealand

Auckland University of Technology

1

0,5

6 = 3

New Zealand

University of Canterbury

1

0,5

6 = 3

Philippines

Ateneo de Manila University

1

2

3 = 6

Russia

Lomonosov State University

1

1

6 = 6

Russia

National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)

1

1

6 = 6

Russia

Russian State University for the Humanities

1

1

6 = 6

Russia

Saint-Petersburg State University

1

1

6 = 6

Senegal

université cheikh anta diop de dakar

1

1

6 = 6

South Africa

Universiteit Stellenbosch

1

0,5

12 = 6

South Africa

University of Kwazulu-Natal

1

0,5

12 = 6

South Africa

University of Pretoria

1

0,4

10 = 4

South Korea

Chung-Ang University

1

2

3 = 6

South Korea

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

1

2

3 = 6

South Korea

Pusan National University

1

2

3 = 6

South Korea

Sungkyunkwan University

1

2

3 = 6

South Korea

University of Seoul

1

2

3 = 6

South Korea

Yonsei University

1

2

3 = 6

Taiwan

National Chiao Tung University

1

0,6

4 = 3

Taiwan

National Taiwan University

1

2

3 = 6

Uganda

Uganda Martyrs University

1

1,5

4 = 6

USA

Appalachian State University

1

2

3 = 6

USA

Colorado State University

1

2

3 = 6

USA

Delaware Valley University

1

2

3 = 6

USA

DePaul University

1

1,25

6 = 7,5

USA

Humboldt State University

1

2

3 = 6

USA

Oregon State University

1

2

3 = 6

USA

Pennsylvania State University

1

2

3 = 6

USA

Siena College

1

2

3 = 6

USA

Siena College

1

2

3 = 6

USA

The University of Iowa

1

2

3 = 6

USA

University at Albany, State University of New York

1

1,66666

3 = 5

USA

University of Central Florida

1

2

3 = 6

USA

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

1

2

3 = 6

USA

University of Dayton

1

2

3 = 6

USA

University of Illinois

1

2

3 = 6

USA

University of Iowa, College of Law

1

2

3 = 6

USA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1

1,67/2

6 = 10

USA

University of North Florida

1

2

3 = 6

USA

Washington & Jefferson College

1

2

3 = 6