Wageningen University has completely implemented the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) in its education organisation.
All information in the student charter and Study Handbook is based on the ECTS principles described in the Bologna process. Wageningen University is holder of the ECTS label since 2005 and holder of the DS label since 2011.
Credit allocation is based on study load for the student, according to the ECTS. One credit compares 28 hours of participating in education, taking interim examinations and studying. Doesn’t matter whether courses are taken abroad or in Wageningen.
An academic year comprises 60 credits, divided into 6 periods of 6 or 12 credits.
After graduating all students receive automatically (free of charge) a Diploma supplement in English conform the model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO/CEPES.
In the Diploma supplement (examples on right side of page) all relevant information about the degree is summarised Legal status of the degree (key feature of ECTS), learning outcomes (key feature of ECTS), grades and grading table (Key feature of ECTS).
Exchanges students (not graduating a program) receive a Transcript of Records.
ECTS Institutional Coordinator
The ECTS Institutional Coordinator ensures the commitment of the institution to and the implementation of ECTS principles and mechanisms within the context of the transfer and accumulation of credits. He supervises the mechanisms for the correct use of ECTS tools. He, along with the Faculty Coordinator, is responsible for ensuring the coordination, preparation, production and dissemination of the institutional Information Package/Course Catalogue, and also that the transfer/accumulation of credits is managed in a consistent manner throughout the university in all departments or faculties.
Contact person: Fred Jonker
ECTS Faculty/departmental Coordinator
The ECTS Faculty Coordinator is the contact person for students and academic staff within the faculty, and deals with the practical and academic aspects of ECTS there. She should ensure that potentially mobile students have access to the Information Packages/Course Catalogues from partner institutions, that they fill in the Student Application Form and Learning Agreement properly and that they understand the academic recognition procedures. She ensures that a proper Transcript of Records is issued for outgoing students (before their period of study abroad) and for incoming students when they have completed their studies at the host department or faculty.
Contact person: Esther Heemskerk
Diploma Supplement institutional Coordinator
The DS institutional Coordinator ensures the commitment of the institution to use the DS in proper manner. The Coordinator take care that developed model is strictly used to improve the transparency of information supple about the completed degree.
Contact person: Fred Jonker