(English) ECTS Credits System


The European Credit Transfer and Accumulations System (ECTS) is used as a tool of for credit accummulation and transfer based on principles of transparency or teaching and learning, and assessment. The key documents are LMTA Course Catalogue, which includes description of Learning Outcomes, assessment and ECTS credits; mobility documents Learning Agreement, Transcript of Records; Diploma Supplement. In Lithuania, ECTS credit has replaced the national credit from academic year 2012-2013. 

ECTS credits are based on student‘s workload which is needed to achieve intended learning outcomes. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits, 30 ECTS credits – to one study semester. Student workload ranges from 1 500 to 1 800 hours for an academic year, and one credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of work.