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A course's credit value tells you the scope of the course. Most courses have a credit value of 10 or 15 credits. If you are a full-time student, you take courses corresponding to 60 credits each year. 

Credits indicate nominal length of study and  workload: 
  • One year of full-time studies corresponds to 60 credits.
  • A full semester's workload consists of 30 credits.
  • A bachelor's degree consists of 180 credits. 
  • The preparatory courses examen philosophicum and examen facultatum are courses corresponding to 20 credits. 


The standard credit system corresponds with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The Norwegian term is "studiepoeng". 1 ECTS = 1 studiepoeng.


The term "vekttall" was previously used to describe the scope of courses and study programmes. One year of full-time studies corresponded to 20 vekttall (60 ECTS credits). 


Published June 11, 2010 10:30 AM - Last modified July 6, 2022 2:51 PM