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ECTS credits

The credit system used at the University of Stavanger is based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

A Bachelor’s degree in Norway normally provides students with 180 ECTS credits in total.

A Master’s degree in Norway normally provides students with 120 ECTS credits in total.


ECTS credits in relation to one full academic year in Norway:

  • 5 ECTS credits are equivalent to a total workload of 8 % of one full academic year in Norway
  • 7,5 ECTS credits are equivalent to a total workload of 12,5 % of one full academic year in Norway
  • 10 ECTS credits are equivalent to a total workload of 17 % of one full academic year in Norway
  • 20 ECTS credits are equivalent to a total workload of 33 % of one full academic year in Norway
  • 30 ECTS credits are equivalent to a total workload of 50 % of one full academic year in Norway
  • 40 ECTS credits are equivalent to a total workload of 67 % of one full academic year in Norway
  • 50 ECTS credits are equivalent to a total workload of 83 % of one full academic year in Norway
  • 60 ECTS credits are equivalent to a total workload of 100 % of one full academic year in Norway

In some cases, the required disciplines may appear on the transcript of records as a single, independent course. The disciplines may also be embedded in a course which is made up of multiple disciplines. Applicants have to evaluate their own course portfolio and calculate the sum of credits in these disciplines.