Grading System

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) or ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) under our Law on Higher Education, is an effective instrument for creating transparent study programs, to promote student mobility, to facilitate the recognition and comparison of study programs, as well as for the recognition of higher education qualifications . In this concept, curricula are based on student workload, not teachers. Learning outcomes become the main indicator of success and quality of study (and not the contents and methods of study).

ECTS is based on the application of credits that indicate the workload of students in mastering a particular study unit (subject / module) and during one school year. According to the convention, 60 ECTS credits are awarded for one academic year (30 per semester).

The student’s workload in mastering a certain program is according to the number of working hours of the student in most cases for about 1500-1800 hours per year and in these cases one point / credit is awarded for about 25-30 working hours.

Considering that one semester at most universities in our country lasts 22.5 weeks (15 weeks of classes with exam deadlines and holidays) and that the eight-hour “working” time of a student is assumed to be five days a week, the total working time of a student in a semester is: 22, 5 x 5 x 8 = 900 hours.

From the fact that 30 ECTS are planned for one semester, the value of one ECTS credit in hours follows: 1 ECTS = 900/30 = 30 hours. This means that for 30 hours of work the student “earns” 1 ECTS credit.

Student workload expressed in ECTS credits means the time required to complete all planned learning activities, such as attending classes, seminars, consultations, independent research and learning, project preparation, exams, practical classes, etc.

Credits are awarded to all educational components of the study program (such as modules, courses, practical classes, work on the graduate exam or work, etc.) and express the amount of work required by each subject / course in relation to the total amount of work required to complete the year. .

The student’s work is recorded by the assessment of the home institution. In case of credit transfer, it is desirable to indicate the ECTS grade. The ECTS grading scale is a statistical measure of a student’s ranking. Therefore, the processing of statistical data on student achievement achieves a prerequisite for the application of the ECTS grading system. The ECTS grading scale does not exclude the existing absolute grading scales (eg in Serbia from 5 to 10) but only complements them and makes them more transparent. Grades are awarded among students with a passing grade as follows:

  • And the best 10%
  • B next 25%
  • C next 30%
  • D next 25%
  • E next 10%

This tables below show the grading system in our school.

  1. a) Description of the institutional grading system
Grade Definition
10 ten
9 nine
8 eight
7 seven
6 sx

 

  1. b) Grading distribution in the study program for preschool teachers
Local Grade ECTS Grade Definition Percentage of achieving the grade
10 A Ten 10%
9 B Nine 25%
8 C Eight 30%
7 D Seven 25%
6 E Six 10%

 

  1. c) Grading distribution in the study program for sports trainers
Local Grade ECTS Grade Definition Percentage of achieving the grade
10 A Ten 10%
9 B Nine 20%
8 C Eight 25%
7 D Seven 25%
6 E Six 20%

 

  1. d) Grading distribution in the study program for dietician nutritionists
Local Grade ECTS Grade Definition Percentage of achieving the grade
10 A Ten 20%
9 B Nine 25%
8 C Eight 30%
7 D Seven 15%
6 E Six 10%

 

  1. e) Grading distribution in the study program for medical nurses
Local Grade ECTS Grade Definition Percentage of achieving the grade
10 A Ten 20%
9 B Nine 25%
8 C Eight 30%
7 D Seven 15%
6 E Six 10%

 

ECTS Credits / credits are awarded upon successful completion of the obligations set out in the course as a confirmation that the student has met the set learning outcomes. Learning outcomes imply a competence that reflects what the student will know, understand or be able to do after completing the learning process.

Competences acquired through studies are available: https://international.vsovsu.rs/competences-acquired-through-studies/

The key documents of the ECTS system are:

The Information package is a basic informant about the higher education institution itself, about study opportunities, study programs, about the student standard and all other aspects of student life. The concise description of the study program contains data on the values ​​of ECTS credits for each subject, study and examination regimes and more.

The Learning agreement is a list of all subjects of the study program with the corresponding values ​​of ECTS credits for each subject. This document is signed by the student and the university. In case of mobility (transfer of credits), this document is signed by both institutions participating in mobility.

The Transcript ofrecords ToR contains a list of courses taken by the student, with the corresponding ECTS credits, as well as local and ECTS grades. The certified ToR is delivered to the student and the home institution and the host institution.

A Diploma Supplement is a document that is attached to an academic diploma. It contains a standardized description of the level, content and status of the studies the student has completed. This document contributes to easier recognition and verification of acquired qualifications.