ECTS

The University of Patras follows the national credit system which is dictated by the Regulation of the Greek Law for Higher Education (Law 1268/1982). Grades range from 0 to 10, with 10 being the highest grade awarded to an excellent performance of a student per course. A course is considered successfully passed, when the student has acquired at least the Grade 5 during the exams associated to this course. Students that receive lower grades than 5 are considered to have failed but retain the right to repeat the necessary exams in order to acquire at least 5.

The scale of the successful grades is characterized as follows: 5-6.4: Good, 6.5-8.4: Very Good, 8.5-10: Excellent. The transcripts of records of our students abroad are submitted to the Departmental Erasmus Coordinator or Committee, and according to the interpretation of the ECTS grades that is offered by the host institution, local grades, according to the Greek academic credit system are allocated.

ECTS, the European Community Course Credit Transfer System, was developed by the Commission of the European Communities in order to provide common procedures to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. It provides a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements using ECTS credits, and transferring them from one institution to another.

The ECTS system is based on the principle of mutual trust and confidence between the participating higher education institutions. The few rules of ECTS, concerning Information (on courses available), Agreement (between the home and the host institutions) and the Use of ECTS Credits (to indicate student workload) are set out to reinforce this mutual trust and confidence. Each ERASMUS department adopting the ECTS scheme describes the courses it offers not only in terms of content but also adding credits to each course. ECTS creates curriculum transparency by providing detailed information on the curricula and their relevance towards a degree. It helps academics to make academic recognition decisions thanks to prior agreement on the content of study programmes abroad between students and the home and host institutions. The use of ECTS can also be a catalyst for reflection on course curriculum structure, student workload and learning outcomes. With ECTS, higher education institutions preserve their autonomy and responsibility for all decisions concerning students’ achievements, without amending existing course structures and assessment methods: all course and assessments are those which are normally taken by regular students at the host institution.

Please follow the links below in order to find more information about:

ECTS Guides

Click on the following guides to download the desired ECTS guide. In each guide there is information about the department, the lessons and contact information. The guides are written in the English and Greek language and the date given specifies the last modification.

 

School of Natural Sciences

Department of Biology

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Department of Geology

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Department of Material Science
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29/9/2006
EL
29/9/2006
Department of Mathematics
EN
15/1/2008
EL
15/1/2008
Department of Physics
EN
7/9/2006
EL
7/9/2006
Department of Chemistry
EN
7/9/2006
EL
7/9/2006

 

School of Engineering

Department of Architecture
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22/11/2007
 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
EN
12/2/2008
 
Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics
EN
29/12/2008 
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29/12/2008
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics
EN
22/11/2007
 
Department of Civil Engineering
EN
13/7/2011
EL
13/7/2011
Department of Chemical Engineering
EN
22/1/2007
EL
22/1/2007

 

School of Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine
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7/9/2006
EL
15/1/2008
Department of Pharmacy
EN
20/4/2011
EL
11/9/2006

 

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Primary Education
EN
11/9/2006
 
Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education  
EN
12/2/2008
EL
12/2/2008
Department of Theatre Studies
EN
7/9/2006
EL
7/9/2006
Department of Philology
EN
12/7/2007
EL
15/11/2006
Department of Philosophy
EN
5/5/2014
EL
15/1/2008

 

School of Business Administration

Department of Business Administration
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27/2/2014
EL
12/5/2009
Department of Economics
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30/9/2009
EL
13/3/2007

Greek Language Course

Greece has a distinct language as well as culture. Erasmus Plus incoming students are not required to take any test of proficiency in the Greek language. However, they are encouraged to attend a Greek Language Course, which will allow them to derive full benefit from their studies in Greece, as well as to achieve further social interaction and integration. Besides, learning Greek is fun and you already use a lot of Greek words in your everyday life.

The Greek Language Course (HL1) is organized free of charge, lasts one semester and awards 6 credits.

Furthermore, an introductory Course on Greek Culture and Civilization is offered free of charge to Erasmus Plus incoming students, lasts one semester and awards 3 credits. Students who wish to attend either or both courses must include them in their Learning Agreement.