Student Workload and ECTS

Student Workload and Ects

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a credit system based on the workload students require in order to achieve the targeted learning skills. The ECTS which was initially established for Lifelong Learning Programmes and student mobility became one of the major targets of the Bologna decisions. It facilitates the recognition of the period of study the students spent abroad and leads to an increase in the quality and quantity of student mobility.

Courses taken at Istanbul Gelisim University have both local and ECTS credits. ECTS credits are calculated based on the course hours, midterm exams, final exams, projects and other assignments, laboratory work, seminars, and other learning components that make up the student workload. ECTS credits are determined by following the standards in the ECTS User’s Guide which was published by the European Commission.

At Istanbul Gelisim University, one academic year consists of two periods. It is based on the workload corresponding to 30 ECTS per semester, including a total of 60 ECTS credits in an academic year (1530 hours of student workload). 1 ECTS credits corresponds to 25, 5 workload. 

Total ECTS credits determined based on the targeted workload for students to gain proficiency in learning at Istanbul Gelisim Univeristy are as follows;


·         Associate Degree Programmes-120 ECTS

·         Undergraduate Programs-240 ECTS

·         Masters Programmes without  Thesis-90 ECTS

·         Masters Programmes with Thesis-120 ECTS