ECTS is the European Credit Transfer System, which was designed in 1989, and represents the student's workload while completing college obligations. Therefore, the ECTS system does not signify the value of the course, although many believe so.

One ECTS credit point equals between 25 and 30 study hours.

A full-time student can be allotted maximum of 60 ECTS credit points per academic year, which refers to the estimated amount of time a student needs to complete the learning activities, including the exam. So, if the value of a point should be determined, it would be from 25 to 30 hours of study.

Each semester of the course consists of 30 ECTS credit points. ECTS credits are allocated depending on how demanding the course is (for a student) compared to other courses during that semester. The academic year is divided into two semesters and consists of a total of 60 ECTS credits.

Learning activities which are also included in the evaluation by the ECTS credits are lectures, seminars, research seminars, exercises, practical work, laboratory work, guided learning, independent learning, self-study, field work, projects and so on.

ECTS coordinators at the Department of Psychology:

  • undergraduated psychology programme - Rosanda Pahljina-Reinić, Ph.D., e-mail:
  • graduated psychology programme - Jasminka Juretić, Ph.D., e-mail: