- 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).