This simple calculator can be used to calculate the equivalent ECTS credits from the number of lecture hours and self study hours spent on a particular subject. ECTS Grading Scale or European Credit and Transfer and Accumulation System is an evaluating system of the European Commission. This evaluating framework has been created to support students, in their exchange starting with one college to another, by giving them a common reviewing platform. This framework permits the local and international grades to be utilized interchangeably. The ECTS was created to encourage students in their studies and move credits from one academic institution to the next by acknowledging their previous studies.

Meaning

  • Masters degree generally has 60 ECTS for 1 year, and 120 ECTS for 2 years
  • 180 ECTS credits is equivalent to 3 years of Bachelor program
  • A masters program of 2 years, has 120 ECTS credits