General Information

European Credit System – ECTS and local grading

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) had been established by the European Union to enhance the mobility of students. Each course of a university, which takes part at the ERASMUS-program, has a certain value of ECTS-Credits, depending on workload. An incoming student should attain 30 Credits per semester/60 Credits per academic year.

Next to the ECTS-Credits you will get a mark (local grade: 1,0–5,0) for each course, which shows the quality of the performance regarding the written or/and oral exam. 
Following table will help you to convert the Bremen local grades.

ECTS – Conversion Table

Mark Definition
1.0 excellent
1,3 very good
1,7 / 2,0 / 2,3 good
2,7 / 3,0 / 3,3 satisfactory
3,7 / 4,0 sufficient
5,0 fail (resit possible)