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Exchange Program Credit Conversions

The charts below are intended to assist students studying abroad through the Coggin College of Business at one of UNF's exchange partner universities.  Each institution has its own credit system which must be translated into UNF's credit system.  While this is a general guide, credits awarded by UNF for specific courses may vary slightly by college or discipline.  Students should contact their study abroad advisor and refer to their individual learning agreements for official credit conversions.

These conversion charts are based on input from UNF partner universities and World Education Services, and they are only valid for UNF students transferring courses back from an exchange program at a UNF partner university, through the Coggin College of Business.  Click the subheadings below to view details.

  • European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

    Many Western European (and some non-European) universities use the European Credit Transfer System or ECTS. One ECTS point or credit is generally equivalent to 25-30 hours of university study, contact hours and self-study hours combined.

     

    ECTS credits awarded UNF credit equivalent
    4-7.5 3

     

    Credits that fall outside of this range are converted based on ECTS / 2 = US credits. Partial credits will be rounded up to the next whole number. For example, 2.5 ECTS / 2 = 1.25 UNF credits, which is rounded up to 2 credits.

  • UNF Partner Universities Using ECTS
    Location Partner University
    Argentina Universidad Austral
    Austria University of Klagenfurt
    Croatia Zagreb School of Economics & Management
    Denmark University of Southern Denmark
    France Audencia Business School
    EBS Paris
    ESC Rennes
    ESSEC Business School
    KEDGE Business School 
    Germany DHBW (Baden-Wuerttemberg)
    Hochschule Bremen
    Hochschule Kempten
    Technische Hochschule Köln 
    Netherlands Radboud University
    Poland University of Warsaw
    Russia St. Petersburg State University of Economics
    Spain Blanquerna Universitat Ramon Llull
    Universidad de Alicante
    Universidad de Cantabria
    Universidad de Malaga
    Universidad Loyola
    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
    Universitat de València 
    Switzerland University of Neuchâtel
  • Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS)

    Most UK universities use the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme or CATS. One CATS point or credit is generally equivalent to 10 hours of university study, contact hours and self-study hours combined.

    CATS points awarded UNF credit equivalent
    10 3
    15 4
    20 5
  • UNF Partner Universities Using CATS
    Location Partner University
    England University of Hertfordshire
    Scotland University of Abertay
    Wales Cardiff University
  • China

    Credits awarded by Chinese partner universities transfer to UNF on a 1:1 basis, per the chart below.

    Credits awarded UNF credit equivalent
    1 1
    2 2
    3 3

     

    This applies to the following schools: Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) and Beijing International Studies University (BISU).

  • Japan

    Credits awarded Japanese universities transfer to UNF per the chart below. One credit represents 95 contact minutes per week for 14 weeks.

    Credits awarded UNF credit equivalent
    1 2
    2 3
    4 6

     

    This applies to the following schools: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU).

  • New Zealand

    Credits awarded by AUT University in New Zealand transfer to UNF as follows:

    AUT points awarded UNF credit equivalent
    15 3
    30 6
  • South Korea

    Credits awarded by South Korean partner universities transfer to UNF on a 1:1 basis, per the chart below.One South Korean credit generally represents 16 contact hours.

    Credits awarded UNF credit equivalent
    1 1
    2 2
    3 3

     

    This applies to the following schools: Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) and Konkuk University.

  • Argentina

    Some Argentinian universities use theEuropean Credit Transfer Systemor ECTS. One ECTS point or credit is generally equivalent to 25-30 hours of university study, contact hours and self-study hours combined.

    ECTS credits awarded UNF credit equivalent
    4-7.5 3

     

    Credits that fall outside of this range are converted based on ECTS / 2 = US credits. Partial credits will be rounded up to the next whole number. For example, 2.5 ECTS / 2 = 1.25 UNF credits, which is rounded up to 2 credits.

    This applies to the following schools: Universidad Austral.

  • Chile

    Credits awarded by Universidad Mayor transfer to UNF one a 1:1 basis, per the chart below.

    Credits awarded UNF credit equivalent
    1 1
    2 2
    3 3
  • Mexico

    Credits awarded by Mexican partner universities transfer to UNF per the chart below.

    Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP)

    UDLAP credits awarded UNF credit equivalent
    6 3
    8 4
    10 5

    UDLAP hours are equivalent to two times the number of UNF credit hours.

    Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE)

    IPADE credits awarded UNF credit equivalent
    24 3

    IPADE credit hours listed are for the MBA International Week programs only.

  • Uruguay

    Credits awarded by Universidad de Montevideo transfer to UNF per the chart below. One credit represents approximately 10 contact hours.

    UM credits awarded UNF credit equivalent
    3-5.5 3
    6-11.5 6
    12 9

     

    Hours awarded during the Spanish Language Program transfer to UNF as follows:

    UM hours awarded UNF credit equivalent
    30 2
    40 3
    60 4