The Faculty of Law uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), where each course is assigned a credit rating reflecting the number of weekly contact hours. Students achieve 2 credits for one hour per week. (Eg. Introduction to German Civil Law for International Students: 2 hpw -> 4 credits).
Exchange students are usually required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.
Credits are achieved by examination in each course. The date and place of the exam will be announced by the tutor.
The type of exam for exchange students often differs from the exam for regular (German) students. The examination can either be written or oral. Which type of exam is provided to exchange students , is at the tutor's discretion.
12 credits can be achieved by participation in a "Seminar". Every participant has to produce an assignment which has to be defended in an oral presentation in front of the seminar group.
2 extra credits are granted for taking the regular exam intended for German students.