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Credit and Grading System

At LMU, credit for Bachelor’s and Master’s courses is given in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). On average, you should aim to take on a workload of about 30 ECTS per semester, since Bachelor students must complete 180 ECTS in three years, and Master students must complete 120 ECTS in two years. Your coursework will be graded in accordance with the German grading system (1–5), with 1 being the best and 5 being the worst grade, and with 4 or above being a passing grade.


Exchange Students Only
Not all courses are graded. If you need to have a grade in order to receive credit from your home university, speak with your lecturers early in the semester to see if it will be possible to get a numerical grade for the course. Read more about grades for your Transcript of Records (exchange students only).