The key aim of the ECTS is to promote the mobility of European students, thus favouring cultural exchange and the evolution of university and professional careers within the countries of the Union.
Each course is assigned an ECTS credit value, between 1 and 60, to evaluate the work load the student has to face in order to prepare for the final examination. Credits represent the study load in each course in relation to the study load in a complete academic year.
All university courses, whether compulsory or elective, are given a credit value. The impact of a course is not reflected by its credit value as very often the same course may be included in the study plans of different faculties. The course’s credit value varies depending on its programme.