ECTS Information Package

What Is ECTS Credıt

  • It is the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.  ECTS is a learner-centered credit system based on the student workload developed by the European Union (EU) to facilitate student mobility and to ensure that periods of study abroad are recognized in the students’ home country
  • It is an assessment system that demonstrates the amount of time a student spends on each course or module in a study program (workload) or the total amount of workload required by a study program.
  • Student workload is the time needed by a student to complete all planned learning activities. It is estimated by the instructor in accordance with the above-mentioned rules by taking into consideration the average time spent by a student. Including the students’ views in the estimation increases the quality assurance and acceptability of the application.
  • It is based on the learning time of students rather than the teaching time.
  • It is based on the desired learning outcomes rather than the instructor inputs.
  • It is based on outcomes rather than inputs.
  • It is the numerical value that demonstrates the student workload required for the completion of each course to reach the desired learning outcomes. ECTS Credits are required for the completion of each course.
  • In Associate’s Degree Programs: total 4 semesters x 30 ECTS/Semester = 120 ECTS
  • In Undergraduate Degree Programs: total 8 semesters x 30 ECTS/Semester = 240 ECTS
  • In Master’s Degree Programs: total 4 semesters x 30 ECTS/Semester = 120 ECTS

In Doctoral Degree Programs: total 6 or 8 semesters x 30 ECTS/Semester = 120-240 ECTS