Credit Conversion

Conversion Methods and Maintenance

Conversion methods

The data (conversion methods) given in this table has been composed by a -for this purpose created-committee of UT employees in the fields of internationalisation, exchange, strategy and policy, and educational affairs. The conversion methods within this table result from:

  • Data given by the partner institution. In case this institution was able to provide us with a proper conversion. 
  • Calculation based on workload. In this case, we take a look at the amount of credits per academic year of the partner institution. This was compared to the 60 credits of the ECTS system for an academic year. However, in the Netherlands 60 credits equal a workload of 1680 hours, and at a foreign partner this amount can differ, and i.e. only be 1200 hours. With the conversion also a correction of the workload in clock hours is taken into account.
  • For questions about a conversion you can contact the faculties exchange contact.

Conversion of workload

ECTS credits are related to study workload and do not provide information about the quality level of education. Deriving from that, the conversion from NON-ECTS credits to ECTS credits is also only a conversion from workload.
When the examination board, examines the courses that an exchange student wishes to follow abroad, the examination board needs to judge, besides the amount of credits, also the quality level of the courses.

Aditions and Maintenance

Recurrently, additions to this table will be done and current conversion methods will be checked upon and if needed, adjusted.
For conversions of credits from partner universities missing in the table you can contact the faculty’s exchange contact.

Within the table will be mentioned when the latest update of the table was made.