ECTS guide

Ects guide

Euroacademy has adopted the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) since 2010.

The ECTS is a system of academic recognition of learning achievements and transfer of credits throughout the EU, providing a way of measuring and comparing academic results and transferring them from one institution to another.

ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. In Estonia, the work carried out by a full-time student should be at least 1560 hours per year. Thus, one credit point corresponds to 26 hours of student workload. Student workload consists of the time required to complete all planned learning activities such as lectures, seminars, independent and private study, preparation of projects, examinations, etc. The proportions of contact lectures and independent studies are determined depending on the particular characteristics of each course.

ECTS grading scale

Grade Description % of successful students normally achieving the grade % of knowledge
A  (5) excellent 10 91 – 100
B  (4) very good 25 81 – 90
C  (3) good 30 71 – 80
D  (2) satisfactory 25 61 – 70
E  (1) sufficient 10 51 – 60
F  (0) insufficient 0 – 50