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Department of Business and Economics
Credit Transfer of Credits obtained abroad

Before the stay abroad

Step 1: Independent review of the criteria for the recognition of academic achievements (by yourself)
  • The examination is taken at a state/state-recognised higher education institution abroad
  • No significant difference in
    • Content, i.e. courses have comparable content
    • Scope, i.e. courses have similar scope of performance (at least 6 ECTS for a 7.5 ECTS course at TU Dortmund University)
    • Level, i.e. comparable field of study (Bachelor's/Master's)
Step 2: Contact the chair by e-mail

The following should be included in the e-mail

  • Name of the foreign university
  • Name of the degree programme attended
  • Course syllabus of the courses from abroad with
  • Description of the course content
  • Extent of ECTS/ credits
  • Course description of the course at the URI Chair (module and name)
  • Brief written justification as to why the course abroad corresponds in terms of content to the intended URI course.

After the documents have been checked, you will receive a notification by e-mail.

Please note that the examination will only be initiated if the information provided is complete!

Step 3: Recognition agreement
  • Send the completed recognition agreement to the chair.
  • In the case of recognition, we will arrange a personal appointment with you to hand over the recognition agreement.

After the stay abroad

  • Conversion of the foreign grade into the German grading system by the International Office.
  • Submit an application for recognition to the office of the Examination Committee
    • Documents to be submitted to the Examination Committee:
      • Recognition Agreement(s)
      • "Transcript of Records (original and copy)
      • Conversion of grades from the International Office
      • Syllabus of the course
      • Current certificate of enrollment


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