My credits are not in ECTS-points

Read more about how to convert your credits.

CBS uses the ECTS-point system to measure the total workload for the completion of a specific course or programme. Masters programme's entry requirements also use this measurement in the criteria we place on applicants. If your university uses a different point/credit system, CBS Admissions will evaluate on a case-by-case basis how to convert your credits to ECTS-points.

To help you try and calculate yourself, to what extent you fulfil specific entry requirements, here is some information about the ECTS-system, how points are calculated and how conversion takes place.

ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System.
The ECTS point system indicates the workload - measured in time - that it takes to complete a specific course. ECTS points do not measure the subject level or degree of difficulty, only the workload.

Calculation of points
The ECTS system equates 60 ECTS points for one year of full-time study. According to the Danish Ministry of Education and Science, 60 ECTS-points are equivalent to 1,650 hours of work. One complete year of full-time study (or 60 ECTS-points) include the students’ efforts and time for course preparation, class attendance, writing assignments and taking exams, and it may also include internships. 1 ECTS-point in Denmark is equivalent to an average student workload of approximately 27-28 hours.

Conversion to ECTS-points
A full bachelor’s degree in Denmark equals 180 ECTS-points and consists of six semesters each of 30 ECTS-points. When converting credits, CATs, total hours or other types of points to the ECTS-system, you must first identify how many units of each type are necessary to complete a full programme of study. Furthermore, you must know the prescribed length of time for completion of a bachelor’s degree in your respective educational point system.

We evaluate each individual applicant on a case-by-case basis when deciding how to convert national credits to ECTS-points.

The page was last edited by: Web editor - Student Communications // 01/15/2019