European Credit Transfer System

European Credit Transfer System

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

TUSUR applies the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which encourages free movement of students and simplifies recognition of educational results obtained at TUSUR by other universities and vice versa.

Recognition of training courses and diplomas is crucial for building an open European educational space where students and teachers could move freely. That is why ECTS was created within the ERASMUS program with the aim to improve academic recognition of achievements (knowledge) of students in order to enable them to study abroad. ECTS was established in 1989 and nowadays this system of credit transfer is successfully applied throughout Europe.

Every credit transfer system is a method of systematic description of curricula by assigning a certain amount of points to them. European credit transfer system is a system which is based on a training load, necessary to attain curriculum objectives and comply with state standard requirements.

ECTS is based on provision that training load of a full-time student is measured by 60 credits within one academic year. Credits in ECTS can be obtained only after students have completed the required work and achieved appropriate educational results.

Students can seek advice of the person responsible for ECTS at their university and then spend part of their study time at certain partner universities. Students receive the information digest which consists of the guidelines for students and the course catalogue where they can find detailed information about courses offered as well as evaluation methods, ECTS credits for every course, and a list of documents to be attached.

The study contract shall contain the list of courses to be attended and information concerning liability of universities which participate in the program. The study contract, implying credit transfer, shall be coordinated with the student and representatives of universities which participate in the program before the student goes abroad.

Credits related to any curriculum component can be transferred. They reflect percentage of work per each component in relation to the overall workload, required to complete a full one-year training course in accordance with particular curriculum. Lectures, practical work, seminars, self-study at the library or at home, examinations and other types of progress control are all included in the credit transfer system. Therefore, ECTS is based on full training load of a student and is not reduced to the number of attended classes only.

Credits are awarded on the basis of the student’s performance certificate which includes the list of attended courses. The student’s performance certificate shall be issued by the delegating university before its students depart and by the host university to foreign students at the end of their studies there.

For further information please refer to the person responsible for ECTS at TUSUR:

Tel.: +7 3822 510–804
E-mail: ects@tusur.ru
Mailing address: TUSUR, 40 Lenina prospect, Tomsk, 634050

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