Requirements for passing
The Bachelor’s cycle is made of several blocks and groups. Each block or group weighs a given number of ECTS credits. Each block or group contains one or several subjects. Each subject weighs a given number of ECTS credits. The complete Bachelor’s cycle weighs 120 ECTS credits.
A block is passed (and thus all the credits associated with the block are acquired) when all the subjects it contains have been examined at least once and the weighted average of the block is 4,00 or above.
A group is passed when enough subjects in the group are passed (final grade 4,00 or above) to reach the number of credits associated with the group. Although an average is calculated, it has no bearing on the passing of the group.
Failed subjects (final grade below 4,00) in a failed block or group may only be repeated once, in the academic year following the failed exam. Passed subjects (final grade 4,00 or above) and failed subjects in a passed block or group may not be repeated.
To pass the Bachelor’s cycle, a student must:
- have acquired at least 60 credits within four semesters of the completion of the first-year exam;
- have acquired all the required credits within eight semesters of the completion of the first-year exam.
It is in principle not necessary to have passed all 60 credits associated with the second year to take third-year subjects. Some study plans may require that specific second-year courses (prerequisites) have been taken and/or passed before specific third-year subjects can be taken, however.