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How do the ECTS credits work, exactly?

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS credit) is used in our Admissions process at Geneva Business School. Read more here.

How do transfer credits work?

Geneva Business School knows that your time and money are valuable. Geneva Business School also wants to encourage students to follow their desires, and if coming to Geneva Business School fits within those desires, we want to ensure students who have taken courses at other universities do not lose credits when transferring into Geneva Business School.

Geneva Business School has integrated the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS credits) into the admissions process so that Geneva Business School can accept students and get them started right where they left off.

The ECTS is a standardized system created to ease the comparison of the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the EU and other collaborating countries. It is mainly used to facilitate transfer and progression through the union.

How do the ECTS credits work, exactly?

ECTS credits are awarded for completed studies and one academic year normally corresponds to 60 ECTS-credits (equivalent to approximately 1500-1800 hours of study).

Geneva Business School uses a grading system based on credits (or units) that give weight to the value, level or time requirements of an academic course. Whether it is a college or university, students typically receive credit hours based on the number of contact hours per week in class during one term.

A contact hour includes any lecture or lab time when a student takes a class or coaching. Based on this credit transfer system, Geneva Business School can accept the transfer of up to 120 ECTS credits (or equivalent). Allowing our new incoming students to capitalize on the credits they already obtained from another University.

The ECTS does not replace the local grades and its acceptance is optional for each university or school but can be used additionally to effectively œtranslate and transcript a grade from one institution to another. The ECTS grade is indicated alongside the mark awarded by the host institution on the student’s transcript of records. The receiving institutions then convert the ECTS grade to their system with the help of equivalency to other grade system table.