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Will my time abroad be recognised at home?

At Staffordshire University, we require each European partner institution to provide a transcript within five weeks of completion of your studies, setting out the title of the module, the local mark awarded and the number of ECTS credits.

The credits and marks will be recorded on the Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) – incorporating the Diploma Supplement – issued to each student.

We, of course, will provide the same information for you if you are visiting us through the Erasmus+ programme within the same five-week time frame.

The academic credit system

Staffordshire University utilises the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), 2 Staffordshire University Credits = 1 ECTS credit. 

Students are advised to undertake the following number of credits during their Erasmus+ student exchange: 1 Academic year = 60 ECTS; 1 Semester = 30  ECTS. Students undertaking an Erasmus+ Study Exchange are required to have a Learning Agreement approved by both the appropriate Faculty of Staffordshire University and the European university.

The credits and marks awarded by the European university will be transferred back to Staffordshire and will form an integral part of the student’s degree.  Given the different marking systems in place at our European partner universities, the conversion of marks requires the professional judgement of academic staff.  The credits and marks will be recorded on the Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) – incorporating the Diploma Supplement – issued to each student.