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Grades, Credits and Transcript European Studies Course

Course Requirements

To successfully pass the course, students need to meet the following requirements:

  • regular attendance
  • preparation for and active participation during class
  • completion of homework assignments by the deadlines
  • writing an essay of 3.500 words

Transcripts

Every student will receive an official transcript after the successful completion of all program requirements. The transcript will show the course name, contact hours, number of credits and the overall grade.

Credit Transfer

Most international colleges and universities accept credits from MISU LMU. However, as each institution has its own policy regarding credit transfer, we strongly recommend that students consult their academic advisor about credit transfer approval before applying to MISU programs.

MISU awards credits for its EU Studies programs according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). One ECTS-point hereby corresponds to a workload of about 25 hours for each participant. Successful participation in MISU's European Studies programs is awarded with 6 ECTS for students' workload of about 150 hours based upon the following calculation:

  • In-person:
    class teaching hours as well as asynchronous discussions and consultation: 60 contact hours
    Course reading as well as preparation before and recapitulation after class: 40 contact hours
    Written assignments: 50 contact hours
  • Online:
    class teaching hours as well as asynchronous discussions and consultation: 40 contact hours
    Course reading as well as preparation before and recapitulation after class: 60 contact hours
    Written assignments: 50 contact hours

Grading Scale

Grades are defined by the Academic Board of LMU Munich according to the general grading system of LMU Munich.

Passing grades are 1,00 to 4,00

  • < 1,00 = exceptional 
  • 1,00 – 1,50 = very good (sehr gut)
  • 1,51 – 2,50 = good (gut)
  • 2,51 – 3,50 = satisfactory (befriedigend)
  • 3,51 – 4,00 = sufficient (ausreichend)
  • 4,00 deficient (mangelhaft)
  • NG - Not graded

Grading Procedure

Grading procedures differ depending on the requirements of the respective program.