TUNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES IN NYSA
INFORMATION PACKAGE ECTS 2014/2015
What is ECTS ?
ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)was developed n order to provide inform
procedures to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. It provides
a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements an transferring them
from one institution to another. ECTS credits reflect the quantity of work
required to complete a full year of academic studies at the institution that
is lectures, practical work, participation in seminars, individual work in
the library and at home, and examinations or other assessment activities. ECTS
is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time
student during one academic year. The 60 ECTS credits amount to around 1500-1800
hours of workload per academic year, thus one credit corresponds to around
25 to 30 working hours.
Recognition of ECTS credits are obligatory in the case of agreed student mobility
when there is a prior Learning Agreement. The ECTS Transcripts of Records and
the Diploma Supplement facilitate recognition of ECTS transfer. ECTS credits
are awarded upon successful completion of the work required and appropriate
assessment of the learning outcomes achieved. Only the courses listed in the
Learning Agreement between host/home institutions and the students are recognized
for the ECTS transfer
The ECTS system is based on the principle of mutual trust and confidence between
the participating higher education institutions. The few rules of ECTS, concerning
Information (on curses available), Agreement (between the home and host institutions)
and the Use of Credit Points (to indicate student workload) are set out to
reinforce this mutual trust and confidence. Each ECTS institution will describe
the courses it offers not only in terms of content but also adding credits
to each course.
Students participating in ECTS will receive full credit for all academic work
successfully carried out at any of the ECTS partner institutions and they will
be able to transfer these academic credit from one participating institution
to another on the basis of prior agreement on the content of study programmes
abroad between students and the institutions involved.
When the student has successfully completed the study programme previously
agreed between the home and the host institutions and returns to the home institution,
credit transfer will take place, and the student will continue the study course
at the home institution without any loss of time or credit.
Information Package of ECTS consists of the most important information about
University, programmes offered, recruitment rules, and practical information
TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS each outgoing student is obliged
to bring from the host University the document with study results obtained
within the study period
including the ECTS punctuation confirmed by the partner university. Original
should be presented to the Director of the Institute for the acceptance and
the copy should be passed to the International Cooperation Office.
LEARNING AGREMENT his document obligates each student to
realize prior accepted programme of studies in frame of the Socrates exchange
with partner university.
The document must be signed by the student, Director of the Institute and Institute
Coordinator of ECTS and the representatives of partner university. If there
is a need of changing accepted programme of studies student should immediately
PWSZ in Nysa in order to receive an appropriate acceptance.