European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

 

List of credits given in one year in European countries”ECTS User’s guide” (PDF). Publications Office of the European Union. 2015.Country Credit points per year Hours per credit point Credit point nameEuropean Union (EU) 60 25-30[2] ECTS creditsEU Member StatesAustria 60 25 ECTS (also ECTS-Punkte, ECTS credits)Belgium 60 25-30 ECTS (also studiepunten, ECTS)Bulgaria 60 25-30 (*) кредитиCroatia 60 25-30 ECTS bodoviCyprus 60 30 ECTSCzech Republic 60 ~26 kredityDenmark 60 ~28 ECTS-pointEngland, Wales and Northern Ireland 120 10 Credits (Open University – points). Two England/Wales/Northern Ireland credits are equivalent to one ECTS credit.[3][4]Estonia 60 26 ainepunkt (EAP). Currently because many students are still used to the older system the longer name ‘euroopa ainepunkt’ is more often used for clarity’s sakeFinland 60 27 opintopiste (op) / studiepoäng (Swedish)France 60 29 crédits ECTSGermany 60 25-30 ECTS, Leistungspunkte (LP), Kreditpunkte (KP), Credit Points (CP) or CreditsGreece 60 30 ECTS, Credit Points (CP), Μονάδες Φόρτου Εργασίας (Διδακτικές Μονάδες – Δ.Μ) or CreditsHungary 60 30 kredit(pont)Ireland 60 ECTSItaly 60 25 crediti formativi universitari (CFU)Latvia 60 30 ECTS kredītpunkts (equals 1.5 “Latvian” credit points – kredītpunkts (KP))[5][6]Lithuania 60 ~28 kreditai; ECTS kreditaiLuxembourg 60 ECTSMalta 60 25 ECTS-creditsThe Netherlands 60 28 studiepunten (ECTS or EC)Poland 60 25-30 punkty ECTS, eceteesyPortugal 60 28 créditosRomania 60 30 credite (SECTS)Scotland 120 10[7] SCQF credit points (2 SCQF points equal 1 ECTS point[8])Slovakia 60 25 kreditySlovenia 60 kreditne točkeSpain 60 25-30 créditos ECTSSweden 60 26.667 högskolepoäng (Used from July 2007)EFTA Member StatesIceland 60 25-30 einingar (units)Liechtenstein 60 Norway 60 25-30 studiepoengSwitzerland 60 30 ECTS-creditsOther European CountriesBosnia and Herzegovina 60 25 ECTS bodoviMacedonia 60 кредити (ECTS)Montenegro 60 ECTS-kreditiSerbia 60 30 ЕСПБ бодовиTurkey 60 25-30 AKTS – kredi[9]Ukraine 60 30 кредити(*) Note: some Bulgarian universities have put a lesser standard for their students, although there is a particular ordinance by the Ministry of Education and Science.[10] In such universities the hours per credit are ≈13, but this does not include the hours spent on self-study. Moreover, an “academic hour” in a Bulgarian educational institution is 40 or 45 minutes long – as in Dutch universities for example.