The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a standardized system across the European Union and other collaborating European countries for higher education. This standard enables the comparison of study attainment and performance of students. In Germany one academic year is equivalent to a workload of 1500 - 1800 hours, which is awarded with 60 ECTS. The workload of one semester corresponds to 30 ECTS (1 ECTS = 30 hours of workload). Further information about the European Credit Transfer System are available on https://ec.europa.eu/education/sites/education/files/ects-users-guide_en.pdf
Exchange students will receive a Transcript of Records after the completion of their exchange program:
The German Numerical Grading System is equivalent to the following ECTS grades:
|Numerical Mark||German Grade||equivalent ECTS Grades|
|1,00 - 1,59||Very Good||A|
|1,60 - 2,59||Good||B|
|2,60 - 3,29||Satisfactory||C|
|3,30 - 3,59||Satisfactory||D|
|3,60 - 4,00||Sufficient||E|
|4,01 - 5,00||Failed||F|
There are two semesters per academic year in Germany - winter and summer semester. Exams are conducted directly at the end of the semester as final exams. There are no mid-term exams during the semester.
You should contact your home institution for the required workload for your exchange program.
From our side, exhange students may take as many courses as they wish but it is advisable to take no more than 30 – 35 credits.
winter semester: assessment of grades takes place on 1st March. Exchange students will receive their Transcript of Records by End of March.
summer semester: assessment of grades takes place on 15th August. Exchange students will receive their Transcript of Records by Mid September.
Your Transcript of Records will be sent to you by email. Your home Institution will receive also a hard copy by post.