European Credit Transfer System
The European Union supports the cooperation between the college, in order to both students and colleges for a higher education can take place. The central element of this co-operation on student mobility. The Erasmus program showed that studying abroad can be a valuable experience. Such a stay is not only the best way, in other countries, ideas, languages and cultures to learn, but also an increasingly important factor for academic and professional success. Recognition of diploma and study processes essential condition of a European community space where students and teachers can move freely. In this sense, it is the first such project in the Erasmus program, which the study sections (ECTS) recognition as a European system established. The external evaluation of ECTS has demonstrated the possibility of many layers of diverse applications, such as the European Commission decided to join the ECTS system in the Socrates Programme, to be specific to each chapter, which is about a college training (Erasmus). ECTS build bridges between the college and the students offers a wider palette of academic study. The ECTS system, a common accord grades and exams are recognized through the points. Use of the ECTS system is based on three elements: information (students and studies), mutual agreement (between the partner colleges and students) and the use of ECTS points (from the completed studies).
This manual is to help potential users of the recognition of studies (ECTS).
Key elements of the ECTS in the first project in which 145 schools have joined the European capitals, will be briefly introduce themselves.
The ECTS main aspects:
The ECTS system is based on three elements: information (students and studies), mutual agreement (between the partner colleges and students) and the use of ECTS points (from the completed studies). These three elements incorporated in the document: the information package, the application form and study profile. The most important element of the students, colleges, teachers of foreign experience to ensure the success of the application of the ECTS system.
The content of the identity of the design studies for the ECTS does not prescribe.
These quality criteria, which coordinate with each other in college.
The full recognition for mobility of students within the framework of the Socrates / Erasmus program cinditio sine qua non.
The use of ECTS is voluntary and based on a common trust, all colleges select their own partners.