Since 1 July 2007, Stockholm University has used the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The system employs a credits system (ECTS credits), as well as a credit transfer scale. A new university credit system of “higher-education credits” (hp in Swedish) has been introduced, whereby 1 hp = 1 ECTS credits.

The full-time course load is 60 hp per academic year (or 30 hp per semester). One week of full-time studies equals 1,5 hp and this corresponds to 40 hours per week, including lectures, readings, assignments, seminars, independent studies etc. You must complete all assessments, examinations, and laboratory work, associated with each course for which you are registered. Most exams are held the last week of the course.