Credit Transfer and Recognition

The objective of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is to facilitate the international mobility of students by a procedure in which student performance is reviewed and awarded a certain number of credit points; these points are determined by the study workload necessary to complete the required academic achievement.

Thanks to its distribution and acceptance across Europe, ECTS allows the home university a simpler, more reliable method of recognition of student academic achievements earned abroad, thus enhancing the attractiveness of foreign studies.

Following the ECTS model, EHU requires students to earn 30 ECTS points per semester and 60 ECTS per year. The average student workload is 27 hours per ECTS point. At EHU, 240 ECTS points are required for a Bachelor's Degree, and 120 ECTS points for a Master's Degree.

Below is the EHU grade system and correlation to the ECTS grade system.

Result

Grade

Short description in English

Percentage of maximum amount of knowledge demanded

ECTS

passed

10

Excellent

96 <

A

9

Very good

86-95

B

8

Good

76-85

C

7

Highly satisfactory

66-75

C

6

Satisfactory

56-65

D

5

Weak

50-55

E

failed

4

Insufficient

40-49

FX

3

Bad

30-39

FX

2

Very bad

20-29

F

1

Nothing answered

0-19

F

 

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