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ECTS Credits

The Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences/Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS) at the University of Mannheim acknowledges the workload for regular attendance, satisfactory work on daily assignments, and successful completion of an assignment in the form of a written paper with 4 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points.

  • In order to obtain ECTS points, participants in courses with 24 class hours per week are asked to submit a paper of 6,000 words.
  • Participants in courses with 30 class hours per week are asked to submit a paper of 5,000 words.
  • Participants are requested to agree with their lecturers on a topic and submit their paper/report by 30 September at the latest.

ECTS points cannot be obtained for participation only. Applicants are advised to contact their home institution to inquire about the recognition of ECTS points acknowledged for regular attendance and the above mentioned course workload by the University of Mannheim. Note that you will be charged an administration fee of 70 € (4 ECTS) per course.

We do not offer ECTS points for short courses.