ECTS-Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Medicine
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European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students


European Community Course Credit Transfer System

Departmental Co-ordinator:
Prof. Dr. Eric Metzen
Institut für Physiologie
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Medizinische Fakultät
D-45122 Essen
Institutional Co-ordinator:
Frau P. Günther
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Dez. 06 der Universitätsverwaltung
Universitätsstraße 2
D-45117 Essen

Published with the support of the Commission of the European Community within the framework of the ERASMUS Programme

Last change of this page: November 2008

Introduction: ECTS - What Does It Mean ?

Part I

The University of Duisburg-Essen

Additional Information for ECTS Students Studying Medicine in Germany Example of a Regular Course of Medical Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Part II

List of Lectures, Courses and Practicals (about 129 kB)



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Set of forms in German Winword6
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ECTS - What Does It Mean ?

ECTS 'European Community Course Credit Transfer System' is a voluntary, decentralised system based upon the principle of mutual trust and confidence between the participating higher education institutions. ECTS ensures transparency in the academic courses offered. It divides the academic courses available at partner universities into small units so that the participating universities taking the students receive direct, objective information about the previous studies of these students and can categorise them accordingly. The students participating in ECTS will receive full credit for all academic work successfully carried out at any ECTS partner institutions and they will be able to transfer these academic credits from one participating institution to another as long as there is prior agreement between the institutions involved.

All students registered in the relevant faculties of the participating universities can take part in ECTS if there is a sufficient number of university places available. The Commission of the European Communities can provide mobility grants and their award is subject to certain conditions. The selection of students who will receive these grants will be carried out by each institution. Students may only be awarded grants if they fulfil the general conditions of eligibility for the ERASMUS grant. These are :

Each of the universities participating on ECTS has institutional and departmental co-ordinators who are available to answer any queries about the project.

Information about ECTS is summarised in a brochure that is available in all languages of the Member States.

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Last Revision: November 2008 Prof. Dr. E. Metzen, Departmental Co-ordinator.
Inst. f. Physiology, University of Duisburg-Essen.