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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences

ECTS points

You are awarded ECTS points (or CP - credit points) for completing course elements, additional examinations or for attendance. The nature of the course elements is decided by the lecturer of the relevant course. These course elements may be presentations, assignments, essays, final examinations or other work. The number of ECTS points is noted in the university calendar.

Bachelor’s degree         

·      Lecture + final examination (2 hours): 5 ECTS

·      Lecture + basic course: 8 ECTS

·      Seminars: 5 ECTS

·      Advanced seminars (“Vertiefungsseminar”): 10 ECTS

·      Attendance at courses without final certificate (confirmation required): 2 ECTS

Master’s degree                               

·      Seminars: 5 ECTS

·      Reading seminars: 10 ECTS

·      Project seminars: 10 ECTS for one semester, 20 for two semesters

·      Attendance at courses without final certificate (confirmation required): 2 ECTS

 

Notensystem

Note

 

ECTS-Note

 

 

1,0; 1,3

 

sehr gut - eine hervorragende Leistung

A (1,0; 1,3)

 

EXCELLENT– outstanding performance with minor errors

 

1,7; 2,0; 2,3

 

 

gut - eine Leistung, die über den durchschnittlichen Anforderungen liegt

B  (1,7; 2,0)

 

 

VERY GOOD – above the average standard with some errors

 

 

C (2,3; 2,7)

 

GOOD – generally sound work with a number of notable errors

 

 

2,7; 3,0; 3,3

 

befriedigend - eine Leistung die der durchschnittlichen Anforderung entspricht

 

D (3,0; 3,3)

SATISFACTORY – fair but with significant shortcomings

 

3,7;  4,0;

ausreichend – eine Leistung, die trotz ihrer Mängel noch den Anforderungen entspricht

E (3,7; 4,0)

SUFFICIENT – performance meets the minimum criteria

 

 

5,0

 

nicht ausreichend – eine Leistung, die wegen erheblicher Mängel den Anforderungen nicht mehr genügt

F (5,0)

FAIL – considerable further work is required