Metropolitan degrees are internationally recognized and accredited. The educational system in Hungary is multilevel, we follow the standards of the Bologna process and the ECTS credit system. METU is also state recognized and accredited by the Hungarian Education authority and the Hungarian Accreditation Committee.
ECTS CREDIT SYSTEM
The workload of students in higher education in Hungary is expressed in terms of ECTS credits. ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System, is the most widely known credit transfer and accumulation system in Europe.
ECTS credits are a value allocated to course units to describe the student workload required to complete them. They reflect the quantity of work each module requires in relation to the total quantity of work required to complete a full year of academic study at the institution, that is, lectures, practical work, seminars, private work - in the laboratory, library or at home - and examinations or other assessment activities.
ECTS credits are also allocated to work placements and to thesis preparation when these activities form part of the regular program of study at both the home and host institutions. ECTS credits are allocated to modules and are awarded to students who successfully complete those modules by passing the examinations or other assessments.
In ECTS, 60 credits represent one year of study (in terms of workload); normally 30 credits are given for six months (a semester). Each ECTS credit represents 28 hours of work.
EUROPASS DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT
This Diploma Supplement model was developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and Unesco/CEPES. The purpose of the supplement is to provide sufficient independent data to improve the international ‘transparency’ and fair academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates etc.).
It is designed to provide a description of nature, level, context, content, and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to which this supplement is appended. It should be free from any value judgments, equivalence statements or suggestions about recognition.
Information in all eight sections should be provided. Where information is not provided, an explanation should give the reason why.