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Photo: Adelheid Rutenburges

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Key Information about Credit Point Recognition/Conversion

The decision as to whether your study achievements from abroad can be recognized will always be made before your departure (Guidelines of the International Office). Therefore, it is essential that you inform yourself regarding the courses offered by the partner university. Furthermore, you should get in contact with the Module Coordinators of the faculty who are responsible for recognizing the credit transfer, as early as possible.

- IMPORTANT! New process of Credit Point Recognition from WS 2017/2018 -

 

The decision regarding your credit point recognition falls to the Module Coordinators.

The choice of modules available will depend on the comparability of the module for which recognition is requested. Your credit points from abroad may possibly be recognized as a substitution for an equivalent module offered by Paderborn University. However, this only applies to modules with comparable learning contents.

Alternatively, your credit points from abroad could be recognized as part of the module category 'Specialized Subjects' which can have a value of 5 or 10 ECTS. This category does not require a similarity in content with the modules offered by the Faculty at Paderborn University.

Before the mobility

  1. Please download the suitable Learning Agreement form for your mobility program (Overseas, Free Mover from the websites of the International Office. ERASMUS students find the corresponding forms in the “Mobility online” database.
  2. Fill in your personal data as well as Table A and Table B:                                                 Study Programme at the Receiving Institution (Table A – Before the Mobility) Recognition at the Sending Institution (Table B – Before the Mobility)
  3. Submit your documents to the responsible Module Coordinator. The original must be submitted. Photocopies and simultaneous distributions of the document will not be accepted.
    1. The completed original Learning Agreement
    2. Your Transcript of Records as provided by the Examinations Secretariat or a print-out version from PAUL
    3. Your contact details (email address and/or mobile phone number)
    4. The syllabus or course description of the chosen module abroad which also details its duration and workload
  4. On the basis of the documents provided along with the Learning Agreement, the Module Coordinator will then make a decision to either certify or reject the recognition.
  5. The Module Coordinator will contact you when your documents are ready for collection.
  6. Finally, the overall responsible for the cooperation (Overseas, Europe) or the representative for International Affairs (Free mover) must sign the successfully completed Learning Agreement.
  7. Keep the documents in a safe place for the upcoming recognition.

Important! A completed and signed Learning Agreement must be organized before the mobility, otherwise no recognition can be made!

During the mobility

Changes in your course selection have to be approved by the relevant Module Coordinator. This can be achieved via email, please keep the email correspondence.

  1. Fill in the part for changes in modules (Exceptional changes).
  2. Please contact the Module Coordinator for the recognition process and required signature.
  3. Once again, the Learning Agreement needs to be signed by the overall responsible for the cooperation (Overseas, Europe) or the representative of International Affairs (Free mover).

After the mobility

The recognition procedure operated by the Faculty involves the following steps:

  1. Download and complete the Recognition Approval Form.
  2. Submit the completed form together with the Learning Agreement obtained before your departure along with the Transcript of Records of the receiving institution, to the relevant Module Coordinator.
  3. The Module Coordinator will contact you when your documents are ready for collection.
  4. The individual grades will be entered by the Module Coordinator.

The properly completed Recognition Approval Form has to be handed in at the Examinations Secretariat so that the record of achievements can be updated!

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