European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)
The ECTS schema and the statistical distribution of the grades
In the processes of internationalization of universities transparency is a prerequisite for:
- allow international students to choose their destination for a mobility period or for a full course of study;
- enable teachers to choose their international partners for academic collaborations and integrated curricula.
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool that helps to design, describe, and deliver study programmes and award higher education qualifications. The use of ECTS, in conjunction with outcomes-based qualifications frameworks, makes study programmes and qualifications more transparent and facilitates the recognition of qualifications.
The University of Udine, according to the European directives which discipline the ECTS system, recognizes the equivalence 1 CFU = 1 ECTS.
The use of the system is one the commitments made by the University of Udine in the ECHE (European Charter for Higher Education during the period 2014/2020), necessary document to access the European education programme.
Conversion grades NEW SYSTEM
Tables of the ECTS grades are based on the percentage distribution of grades.
By making higher education comparable across Europe, ECTS makes teaching and learning in higher education more transparent and facilitates the recognition of all studies.
Universities that joined the ECTS system are required to use the new table of ECTS grades (ECTS Grading Tables), based on the percentage distribution of grades, following the guide lines of the guide published by the European Commission, ECTS Users' Guide.
The ECTS scale, divided into 5 levels, was abolished and is replaced by the ECTS labels where are positive grades, according to degrees, with the real percentage of students who got them.
Tables of the ECTS grades show the traditional ECTS scale (A, B, C, D, E) updated for degrees too.