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2. How do I find out how many ECTS credits are awarded for a course?

ECTS Credits: The The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is an instrument of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), that increases the transparency of studies and courses and thus helps to improve the quality of higher education.

The number of ECTS credits students receive for a course may differ from the number of FU credit points (LP)! Each FU institute has its own ECTS overview, which can be found online.

At Freie Universität Berlin, 1 ECTS-credit should correspond to 1 credit point if possible.

More information about ECTS credits can be found here: https://www.fu-berlin.de/studium/information_a-z/punktemodule.html.

For your area it is best to create an overview (if not already available), which you also upload on the website for incoming Erasmus students of your area. If you are unsure about a specific case, you can consult the study and examination regulations of the respective program and calculate the ECTS credits for a course from the working hours indicated there (30 hours of work correspond to 1 ECTS point, whereby the domestic workload also counts) and contact the relevant Erasmus+ department coordinators*.

It is also possible to award more or less ECTS credits for a course than actually intended in exceptional cases. In this case, concrete agreements must be made with the relevant lecturers as to which work is to be omitted or additionally completed in order to explain the difference in the points awarded.