Utrecht University operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for awarding credits. Increasing numbers of European countries (not all, however) now make use of this system. In ECTS, a credit equals a student workload of 28 hours. Course descriptions also list the course’s credit value. All programmes are designed so that you will attain an average of 60 European Credits (EC) a year.
Not all universities use European Credits to determine student workloads. To find out what the value of European Credits is in the system your home university uses, you multiply the number of European Credits you have achieved by the annual maximum number of credits at your home university, and divide the result by 60.
As an equation
Number of HUC* = number of EC × (annual maximum HUC* / 60)
* HUC: credits in the home university’s system