As Helsinki Summer School gives ECTS credits for its courses, you can easily transfer credits to other European universities using the ECTS system. We do, however, recommend that you check with your home institution before applying to HSS to be sure that the credits are transferable.
At the end of the Summer School session, we mail the official transcript, the course diploma, and the course description to students who have passed their course. Please note that we do not send extra copies of diplomas.
If you need extra copies of your transcript, please visit the Student Services website of the University of Helsinki for more information. The Student Services charge a small fee for the extra copies.
The European Credit Transfer System ECTS was developed by the Commission of the European Communities in order to provide common procedures to guarantee academic recognition of studies abroad. It provides a means of measuring and comparing learning achievements, and transferring them from one university to another. This is achieved through the use of a common ECTS credit unit and a common ECTS grading scale. ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. The student workload of a full-time study programme in Europe amounts in most cases to around 1500-1800 hours per year, and in those cases one credit represents around 25 to 30 working hours. Click here for further information.