Each course has an assessment requirement that must be fulfilled (e.g. presentation or written assignment), regardless of whether an ECTS credit is needed. Complete participation is also a part of this assessment.
An ECTS credit can only be be awarded upon successful course completion.
Concerning the number and allocation of ECTS credits, the following rules apply:
The individual faculties decide whether or not academic achievements can be considered a curricular element of your doctoral studies.
Course participants are not automatically entitled to have a completed course recognized or considered as a part of their doctoral studies. For this reason, doctoral candidates are strongly encouraged to determine whether or not a course is recognized as a part of their doctoral studies before registering for a university-wide course. Ideally, the PhD candidate should discuss whether the recognition of courses with the respective supervisor before booking a course.
Academic achievements are recognized as such if the ECTS credits earned appear on the transcript of records.
Please note that the deadlines for modules of the School for Transdisciplinary Studies (STS) may differ. The booking and cancellation deadlines for STS modules can be found in the course catalogue under the respective module under "Organisation".