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How does ECTS operate?

Ludwigsburg University has chosen to participate in ECTS within the framework of the ERASMUS Program. This means that both, students from universities outside Germany and students of Ludwigsburg University, have the opportunity to receive official and binding recognition of study qualifications obtained abroad from their home institutions. For this to be done, a Learning Agreement must be conducted between the student and the home university before he or she starts to study abroad. The Learning Agreement is drawn up by the home university. 

This table shows how many ECTS points can be obtained from the different types of classes at Ludwigsburg University of Education. Classes are listed in the main section of the University prospectus and categorized according to type: lectures (Vorlesungen), seminars (Seminare), main seminars (Hauptseminare), etc. Category abbreviations used in the prospectus are given in the table.

Please notice that ERASMUS-students as well as scholarship-holders are expected to do a minimum of 30 ECTS per semester (60 ECTS for the whole academic year).

 

Type of class or practical

ECTS points*

Abbreviation

Lecture** (Vorlesung), normally without grade

2

V

Practical class** (Übung), Tutorial with grade

3

Ü

Practical class** (Übung), Tutorial without grade

 

1-2

Ü

Seminar**, Introduction, Main seminar** (Hauptseminar), Lecture** with grade

 

4

PS, S, HS, V

Seminar**, Introduction, Main seminar** (Hauptseminar), without grade

2

PS, S, HS, V

Introductory practical (Einführungspraktikum) and day practical (Tagespraktikum) at school

6

EP, TP

field trip (Exkursion)

to be determined

EX

 

 

independent study, thesis etc.

to be determined, according to workload

 

 

Independent academic assignments and projects ("independent study") are given ECTS points according to the amount of work involved. The evaluation in individual cases is arranged by an agreement between Ludwigsburg and the home university.

 

In addition to the Learning Agreement, a further important document is the ERASMUS certificate. When you have completed your courses in Ludwigsburg, your results are entered on a Transcript of Records and sent to your home university. The transcript shows the names of the classes you have attended, the number of ECTS points acquired, the German marks and grades given to you by the lecturers, and the ECTS marks, which allow your home university to convert your results into the form normally used in your home country. In addition to this, you will receive a ERASMUS certificate that confirms which classes you have successfully attended and your results. It may be used, for example, as confirmation for a future employer that you have successfully completed a course of study abroad.

The ECTS grade system

Below is an overview of the ECTS grade system with an explanation of the individual grades.

ECTS grade 

% Percentage of successful students obtaining this grade

Description

A

10

EXCELLENT - outstanding performance and only a few minor errors

B

25

VERY GOOD – above the average standard, but with some errors

C

30

GOOD – good, solid overall performance, but with some noticeable errors

D

25

SATISFACTORY – an acceptable result, but with quite obvious short- comings

E

10

SUFFICIENT – the performance satisfies minimum requirements

FX

 

FAILED  – improvements are required before credits can be awarded

 

FAILED – considerable further work is required

 

At the start of the semester you should always ask your German lecturers what you must do to obtain a grade for the particular classes you wish to attend. Requirements for individual classes are not regulated in a general or overall way by the University, but are decided on by the particular lecturer concerned

 

 

If you have any questions on these points, please contact Ms. Kerstin Bischoff in the International Office.

This table shows you how German grades are translated into ECTS grades.

German Grade Description

Corresponding ECTS grade

1 SEHR GUT (VERY GOOD)

A

2 GUT (GOOD)

B

3 BEFRIEDIGEND (SATISFACTORY)

C

3,5 BEFRIEDIGEND-AUSREICHEND (SATISFACTORY-SUFFICIENT)

D

4 AUSREICHEND (SUFFICIENT)

E

5 MANGELHAFT (DEFICIENT)

FX

6 UNGENÜGEND (INSUFFICIENT)

F

 

 

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