Diploma Supplement / ECTS

Diploma Supplement

The Diploma Supplement (DS) is a document attached to a higher education diploma aiming at improving international ‘transparency' and at facilitating the academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates etc.).

Gebze Technical University was awarded the prestigious Diploma Supplement Label by the European Commission in December 2013. This label is awarded to those higher education institutions that strictly follow the principles of the internationalization of higher education in Europe as laid down in the Bologna Declaration.

The Diploma Supplement at GTU is issued automatically, in English, and free of charge to every student upon his/her graduation. Please click here to find more information about Diploma Supplement.


ECTS

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centered system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a program, objectives preferably specified in terms of learning outcomes and competences to be acquired.

ECTS credits at GTU are calculated based on the workload students need in order to achieve the expected learning outcomes. All contact hours, recitations, laboratory work and self-study are included in this calculation. The average student needs to accomplish 1500 hours (1600 hours +/- 200) hours in order to complete one academic year’s work. This means that 1 ECTS credit is equal to 25 hours of work.

Gebze Technical University was awarded the prestigious ECTS Label of Excellence by the European Commission in December 2013.

Please click here to find more information about ECTS.

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