Credits and workload
Courses are assigned a number of credits depending on the workload students need in order to achieve the expected learning outcomes.
1.5 ECTS credits are equivalent to one week’s workload of 40 hours, including lectures, classes, contact hours, assignments and independent study. This means that a course which is allocated 15 ECTS credits has a workload requirement of approximately ten weeks full-time work including examinations.
60 ECTS credits are allocated to the workload of a full-time academic year, 30 ECTS credits are normally allocated to a term. One Swedish Higher Education credit (hp) is equivalent to 1 ECTS credit.
Full-time study in Sweden entails:
30 Swedish Higher Education credits (hp) = 30 ECTS credits per semester (12-15 US credits).