Recognition of study-abroad periods

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Ca’ Foscari University of Venice endorses the principles of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and has adopted a specific Regulation (approved by the Academic Senate on January 26th, 2011) on the recognition of the academic activities carried out by its students during their mobilities abroad.

This Regulation applies to all mobilities carried out in the framework of an exchange agreement between Ca’ Foscari and its partner universities (both European and non –European ones), starting from the principles promoted by the Erasmus+ Programme.

In accordance with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), in fact, Ca’ Foscari commits to respect the principle of “full recognition of the academic activities that the students satisfactorily completed during their mobility abroad, as agreed in their Learning Agreement.

In addition, with a note of the Vice-Provost for International Affairs (n. 34, 30/04/2020), it has been regulated also the recognition of activities registered with PASS/FAIL in the Transcript of Records issued by the host university. 

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a university credit transfer system based on the transparency of students’ plan of study and the assignment of university credits for the relevant workload. Its aim is to guarantee the recognition of the exams that the students take in their international mobility periods, thanks to a clear and effective system which is commonly used across all institutions in Europe.

Ca’ Foscari University, in agreement with the principles that rule the ECTS system, has recognised the equivalence 1 CFU = 1 ECTS (Academic Senate, deliberation no. 45, February 14th, 2006).

As per the ECTS - User’s Guide, the universities that participate in ECTS are to adopt a new system for the conversion of grades that students achieve during an international mobility period. The new system is based on the percentage distribution of grades, according to groups of homogeneous degree programmes (classi di laurea). In the transition from one system to the other, the traditional system (A, B, C, D, E) has been rearranged into groups of degree programmes (classi di laurea). A table for the conversion of grades has been created with reference to the percentage distribution of grades of the last two academic years. The instructions for the conversion of grades with the new system are available in the download section of this webpage.


Last update: 21/05/2024