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E.C.T.S., The European Academic Credit Transfer System

This information file is destined to help future ECTS students prepare their stay and studies at the Universit‚ du Maine ; Instituts Universitaires de Technologie. Studying abroad can be a particularly valuable experience. It is not only the best way to learn about other countries, ideas, languages and cultures; increasingly, it is an important element in academic and professional career development. Students envisaging a study abroad will be looking for :

  • study programmes which are relevant to their final degree
  • full academic recognition which ensures that they will not be wasting time in completing their degree by studying abroad.

To help students make the most of their study abroad, the Commission of the European Communities has developed ECTS, the European Community Course Credit Transfer System, which provides a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements, and transferring them from one institution to another.