Studying according to the Bologna Declaration and ECTS
According to the Outline Law on High education in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is coordinated with Bologna declaration, there are three academic cycles: basic academic studies and postgraduate master studies and postgraduate doctoral studies.
Study programs of International University Travnik are based on based on European system of credits transfer and acquisition (European Credit Transfer System – ECTS), in other words, so called, credit system of study.
Main characteristics of studying according to the Bologna Declaration are:
System of scoring is based on ECTS
* During the week, the average student work is 40 hours
* Total student’s load consists of attending classes, consultations, preparations for classes, seminar works, projects and final papers
* Student load in one academic year is 60 ECTS or 30 ECTS by semester
* 1 ECTS is equal to 25 – 30 hours of student’s work
* Credits are assigned to every teaching component of study programs (subject, module, study program, final paper, etc.)
* ECTS for specific subject are assigned to students after he passes the exam
* ECTS are not grades neither a replacement
Duration of study:
* I cycle of study – finishing I cycle of studies student gains 180 or 240 ECTS, or the study program lasts 3 or 4 academic years
* II cycle of study – lasts five years along with I cycle of studies and student gains 300 ECTS (model 3 + 2 = 180 ECTS + 120 ECTS and model 4 + 1 = 240 ECTS + 60 ECTS)
*III cycle of study – lasts 3 years or 8 years along with two previous cycles and student gains 480 ECTS in total (model 3+2+3 = 180 ECTS + 120 ECTS + 180 ECTS and model 4+1+3= 240 ECTS + 60 ECTS + 180 ECTS)