Minimum Number of Credits.

What does minimum number of credits mean?

Beginning Winter Semester of 2022/2023, students enrolled in Bachelor's and Diploma degree programs will be required to complete a minimum of 16 ECTS credits during the first four semesters of each degree program they are enrolled in.

Students can complete the minimum number of ECTS credits after four semesters by October 31 (during Winter Semester) and by March 31 (Summer Semester).

Additional information in regard to the minimum number of credits is available under "Frequently Asked Questions":

New students enrolled in a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program at the start of the 2022/2023 Winter Semester.

If you enroll in a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program at the start of the 2022/2023 Winter Semester or afterwards, you will be required to earn the required minimuim number of credits.

Yes. The requirement does not apply to students who have a disability as outlined in Section 3 of the Federal Disability Equality Act.

Failure to earn the minimum number of credits during the first four semesters of your Bachelor's or Diploma program will result in your admission to the program expiring on November 1 or April 1. In this regard, you cannot enroll in this degree program at the JKU again for two academic years (= four semesters). If you are enrolled in a degree program that is conducted jointly between the JKU and another institution (such as a teacher education degree, for example), then the admission ban also applies to the participating educational institution(s).

Yes. If you enrolled at the JKU at the start of the 2022/2023 Winter Semester - or any semester afterwards - you are required to earn the minimum number of credits per semester as part of each and any Bachelor's or Diploma degree program(s) you are enrolled in.

If a leave of absence has been approved during a particular semester, it will not be counted in the specified four-semester period.

Approved academic credit can only count toward the minimum number of credits providing the corresponding grade was earned during the semester(s) in question.

No. You do not have to earn the required 16 ECTS credits equally during the four semesters. You could opt to earn all 16 ECTS credits during one of the first 4 semesters of the program. If, however, after two semesters you have still not yet earned a minimum of 12 ECTS credits, you will be notified that admission to your studies will expire if you do not complete 16 ECTS credits after four semesters of study.

Yes, as you will be starting your studies at the JKU in the first semester, you will be subject to the regulation of earning the minimum number of credits, even if you have already completed them at the other university.

If you only change one subject area, it is still considered to be the same degree program so in this case, there is no 'starting over' in regard to the number of credits and your program continues. The ECTS credits already earned as part of this program counts toward the minimum number of required credits.