Grading System and ECTS
For purposes of foreign partner universities, enabling the easy transfer and recognition of obtained grades, see the document Grading System and ECTS at MU (see the Documents sections). The scale of grades used at Masaryk University is a part of every transcript of records, issued for international students at the end of their study at MU. See the sample of Transcript of Records (see the Documents sections).
For detailed information, see the MU Study and Examination Regulations.
At Masaryk University the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is used. At Masaryk University 60 ECTS represents the workload required for one year’s full-time study, or 30 ECTS/semester. As far as international exchange students are concerned, we require 20 ECTS/semester.
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ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System, was developed by the European Commission to provide common procedures to guarantee the full transferability of credits for university studies abroad in order that they might count towards a final qualification in the home country. It provides a way of measuring and comparing academic merits and transferring them from one institution to another.
Courses are assigned a number of credits depending on the workload students need in order to achieve the expected learning outcomes.
The workload indicates the time students usually need to complete all learning activities, such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study and examinations required to achieve the expected learning outcomes. The estimation of workload and number of credits assigned to each course is regularly checked and can be modified according to findings from the evaluations.
The credit weight is 1/30 of the average student workload during one term. The term usually takes 13–15 weeks. At Masaryk University 60 credits represents the workload required for one year’s full-time study, or 30 credits per semester. All students are graded on an A–F scale according to the Local Grade Scheme.
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