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What is European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)?

The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) was launched along with the Bologna Process' decade anniversary, in March 2010, during the Budapest-Vienna Ministerial Conference. As the main objective of the Bologna Process since its inception in 1999, the EHEA was meant to ensure more comparable, compatible and coherent systems of higher education in Europe.

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a student oriented credit system based on the workload of the student. It is a value that represents all the studies (theoretical courses, applications, seminars, independent studies, examinations, assignments, etc.) that a student needs to complete in order to be successful in a course.

ECTS is one of the most important fields of study in the application phase of Bologna Process in Turkey. In recent years, many universities in Turkey intensified their studies for adjusting their credit and grading systems to ECTS principles.

Maltepe University has designed ECTS Information Package with the aim of clarifying details about the academic programs and the understanding of education for the university which have been formed in accordance with Bologna Process criteria. Each detail in the ECTS Information Package regarding the implementation of ECTS credits of courses, student workloads, evaluation process and the relation of all these components with each other have been explained step by step.

All of the information provided in the ECTS Information Package for all stakeholders is a complete package which integrates the National Qualifications defined by Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK) and their compatibility with the implementation of Bologna Process.