European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System is a system developed by the European Union which guarantees complete recognition of performances of students within Europe. This way students are able to gain credits for each successfully completed course or scientific publication during their stay abroad. It facilitates the evaluation and comparison of successful learning processes and the transfer of credits between universities. The system is based on the principle of mutual reliance and recognition of the participating universities among themselves.
There are guidelines concerning the exchange of information (e.g. course catalogues), the recognition of studies at each participating university and the allocation of credits, which reflect the amount of work each successfully completed module requires in relation to the total amount of work which is necessary to successfully complete a full year of academic study. In this way the mutual reliance shall be encouraged.
60 credits usually reflect the annual amount of work within ECTS, a successfully completed semester represents a workload of normally 30 ECTS credits.
For further information please contact your ECTS-Coordinator: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: Katrin Ziegenberg, Frankfurter Straße 94, 35392 Gießen, phone: 0641 9938007)
Please notice: Every course allocated with credits is a regular course which is also attended by students of JLU. There are no extra programmes for ECTS purposes. Only successfully completed courses are awarded with credits.
A summary of all courses and credits at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine can be found in the ECTS-Catalogue.