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  • The ECTS system is used across Europe for credit transfer (student mobility) and credit accumulation (learning paths towards a degree).
  • It also informs curriculum design and quality assurance.
  • In most cases, student workload ranges from 1,500 to 1,800 hours for an academic year, and one credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work.
  • ECTS key documents include: course catalogue, learning agreement, transcript of records as well as the Diploma Supplement (DS).
  • ECTS recognition decisions remain the responsibility of the competent authorities: professors involved in student exchange, university admission officers, recognition advisory centres (ENIC-NARIC), ministry officials or employers.
  • The above information has been adapted from: European Commission Education & Training.