This webpage contains all information of the ECTS Information Package. Please use the links below for further reference.
Our postal address is:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
1050 Brussel – Belgium
+ 32 2 629 20 10
A complete list of degree programmes offered at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) can be found in the Course Catalogue: Programmes taught in English - Programmes taught in Dutch. All programmes and courses are offered full-time and as face-to-face learning, unless stated otherwise.
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) was developed by the European Commission in order to provide common procedures to guarantee recognition of studies abroad. It provides a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements and transferring them. ECTS also improves access to information about foreign curricula.
ECTS is a student-centred system for credit accumulation and transfer based on the transparency of learning outcomes and of teaching, learning and assessment processes.
ECTS credits are based on the estimated workload necessary for the student to achieve the defined learning outcomes.
Learning outcomes describe what a student is expected to know, understand and be able to do after successful completion of a process of learning.
Workload is an estimation of the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, individual study, assessments) required to achieve the defined learning outcomes.
60 ECTS credits are allocated to the workload of a full-time year of formal learning (academic year) and the associated learning outcomes. One ECTS credit corresponds to no less than 25 and no more than 30 hours of teaching, learning and assessment activities. In most cases student workload ranges from 1.500 to 1800 hours for an academic year.
All course units offered in departments and faculties of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel have been allocated credits, which are completely in line with the ECTS credit allocation procedure and value scale. Thus, if still mentioned in texts, 1 Study point (SP) equals 1 ECTS.
For more detailed information about ECTS you can visit the official EC website.
Erasmus University Charter 2014-2020
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