ECTS / DS Label

The ECTS label is awarded to Higher Education Institutions who demonstrate excellence in applying the principles of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Applicants are encouraged to consult the ECTS Users Guide carefully when preparing their Label application, as it provides guidelines for the correct implementation of ECTS, including an explanation of ECTS key features.

The ECTS Users Guide is available on-line at:

http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/doc/ects/guide_en.pdf

ECTS Label applications must provide evidence that excellence is achieved in two main areas:

1. Information Package/Course Catalogue published on the applicant’s website in English;
2. Student files for both incoming and outgoing students.

Both these components of the ECTS Label application must be deemed to be of high quality for the award of an ECTS Label.

The Diploma Supplement (DS) label is awarded to Higher Education Institutions which deliver a Diploma Supplement to all graduates in all first and second cycle programmes offered by that institution, in accordance with the model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO.

DS Label applications must demonstrate that all the elements of the model developed by the European Commission, Council of Europe and UNESCO are included. This template must be respected throughout.

Applicants are encouraged to consult carefully the Diploma Supplement Explanatory Notes(Annex 2 of the DS application form) when preparing their Label application.

More information is available on-line at:

http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/doc1239_en.htm

DS Label applications must provide evidence of best practice in two main areas:
1. Public information relating to the Diploma Supplement on the applicant’s website (in English and in the home language);
2. Examples of actual Diploma Supplements issued to graduates from the applicant institution.