ECPR Summer School
Central European University, Budapest
26 July - 10 August 2018




European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

You can earn one ECTS credit for 25–30 hours' work. This equates to four credits for a one-week Main Course or eight credits for a two-week main course or one-week Master course.

On successful completion of the required work, and following receipt of your grades from the Instructor, CEU will send you details of their credits.

In addition to ECTS credits, all participants who attend 80% of their course classes will receive a certificate of attendance, provided they sign the attendance sheets.

If you are taking two main courses per day, please be aware that the workload is very time-consuming and demanding. Instructors can award two credits per course, on completion of the required work.  Further credits can be given if you complete the additional tasks specified in the course outline, and if the credits have been approved by the Instructor and an Academic Convenor.

If you want to earn credits, tell your Instructor on the first day of the course when you sign the attendance sheet in class.

Short Courses

ECTS credits are not awarded for these courses, but a Certificate of Attendance will be provided if you complete the course.

Main Courses (one-week)

  • 2 credits Attend the course and successfully complete it. Carry out the necessary reading and/or other work prior to, and after, classes. Pass/fail grade.
  • 3 credits Attend the course and complete one task (see below), graded on an A–F scale.
  • 4 credits Attend the course and complete two tasks (see below), graded on an A–F scale.

Main Courses (two-week)

  • 4 credits Attend the course and successfully complete it. Carry out the necessary reading and/or other work prior to, and after, classes. Pass/fail grade.
  • 6 credits Attend the course and complete one task (see below), graded on an A–F scale.
  • 8 credits attend the course and complete two tasks (see below), graded on an A–F scale.

Master Courses (one-week)

  • 3 credits Attend the course and successfully complete it. Carry out the necessary reading and/or other work prior to, and after, classes. Pass/fail grade.
  • Up to a further 3 credits will be awarded for completing the tasks as set out in the course outline.

Tasks

The task(s) to be assessed by the Instructor and required to acquire credits are listed below, and must be graded.

  • Daily assignments, graded daily, without feedback, as 
    0 Did not submit
    1 Insufficient
    2 Sufficient
    3 Excellent
  • Take-home exam
  • Take-home paper (the Instructor will set a deadline for completion but no later than three weeks after the end of the course)
  • Class project

Instructors will make at least two of these four options available.

Grading scale

The grid below is the CEU grading scale. The Political Science Department, Summer School hosts, use a system of letter grades and grade points for evaluating participants’ work, including the thesis, according to the grading scheme of the University. The various letter grades can be translated to a 100-point scale of grade points:

Grade Name Grade points Performance
A Outstanding 4 94 – 100%
A- Excellent 3.66 87 – 93.99%
B+ Good 3.33 80 – 86.99%
B Fair 3 73 – 79.99%
B- Satisfactory 2.66 66 – 72.99%
C+ Minimum pass 2.33 59 – 65.99%
F Fail 0 0 – 58.99%

 

 

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