How to get study credits?

Credit conversion

Make a study plan and present it to your home university. The practices of transferring credits vary from institution to institution and students are encouraged to make a study plan and discuss the credit transfer in advance with a coordinator at their home institution. Your home university makes the final decisions about transferring credits.

Earning credits while studying abroad

The practices of transferring credits vary from institution to institution. Please make a study plan and discuss the credit transfer in advance with a coordinator at your home institution. Your home university makes the final decision about credit transfer.

Credit transfer Worldwide

While Europe uses the standardized ECTS system, credit transfer systems vary widely across the world. The systems may vary greatly even among institutions of a single country. Please see the links below to find out how the credits at our partner universities can be transferred into ECTS and US credits.

After completing your studies at your host university, be sure to save all the necessary documents, such as syllabi, exams and essays. We will send you the Transcript of Record after the study program ends. This can take several months.

You can use the documents to apply for a credit transfer at your home institution. The number of credits you will get will be based on your study plan, your own account of the overall workload and completed coursework, as well as the assessment of your home institution.

    1. Make a study plan and have your courses pre-approved by your home institution’s exchange coordinator, academic advisor or professor;
    2. Pass your courses. You are responsible for attending the classes and getting grades for the courses you have chosen Keep all your notes, course catalogues, group work assignments and exams so that you have something to show for your time abroad.
    3. The Transcript of Records is given out by the host institution and the host institution alone. It usually takes several months after the end of the study program for the transcripts of records to be prepared and sent out by the host institution. We understand that you want and sometimes need to have your credit transfer done as soon as possible, but please be patient.

Each supervisor has their own opinion, and the practices of credit transfer vary from faculty to faculty. If your supervisor does not agree with your course choices, do not be afraid to go talk to someone else higher up. Remember to tell your supervisor that you will receive the official Transcript of Records within a few months at the latest.

Student Experiences

Let the students speak! You can read interviews with our students, see their reports or check out their blogs for helpful tips for your own semester abroad. Below you can also find videos and testimonials.

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