What is an ECTS credit?

Intended to facilitate the recognition of study programmes throughout Europe, ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits represent a unit of measure linked to the duration and study time required to complete a programme.

An ECTS credit represents between 25 and 30 hours of work for the participant.
Included in these hours of work are:

  • course participation
  • preparation for courses
  • lectures
  • lindividual and group work
  • placements
  • preparation for examinations
  • writing of the dissertation

Find out more about about the application of the ECTS credit system in university continuing education.

Do our programmes result in the obtaining of ECTS credits?

All our certified programmes (MAS, DAS, CAS and COS) confer ECTS credits.
The number of credits varies from one programme to another (according to the duration and number of study hours required for the completion of each programme).

Our non-certified programmes – i.e. the short programmes (FCOs) –do not generally speaking confer ECTS credits.
However, ECTS credits may be awarded in certain cases, provided that a written or oral examination is organised within the framework of the programme.