Certificate and Credits

Certificate / ECTS

On sucessful completion of the course students will receive a graded certificate and 3 ECTS credits. Therefore you have to meet the following course requirements :

  • regular attendance (maximum absence: 12 lessons in total)

  • homework

  • active participation in class 

  • presentation of a study relevant topic (“Referat”) 

  • admission to and taking the written exam at the end of the course

Those who do not pass the exam and/or are absent for 13 lessons or more may still obtain a certificate of completion but without ECTS points and without grade.

However, this certificate is not a substitute for the language test, which all foreign students must pass prior to a full-time study in Germany (like Test DaF, DSH). Further information regarding this language test will be provided during the course.

Grading Scale


LMU Grade Point Description
1.0 Excellent
1.3 Very Good
1.7 Good
2.7 Satisfactory
3.3 Sufficient
4.0 Deficient
NA No Grade

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and ECTS Credits

ECTS was developed in order to provide a common point system which can guarantee academic recognition for studies abroad. ECTS credits are based on the workload. Students will be awarded 1 ECTS credit for 30 hours of work, including attending classes and also self-study and examinations.