After Tallinn University (TU) students return from their exchange studies abroad, they have to fill in credit transfer application in study information system (ÕIS) and take their original Transcript of Records to the Erasmus Departmental Coordinator.
1. TU is obliged to transfer these courses and credit points (ECTS) what student has passed at partner university abroad to student's TU Study Programme according to the course-plan what was agreed in the last version of student's Learning Agreement.
2. In order to transfer the courses to TU and get them recognized as part of student's Study Programme, the student submits Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application in ÕIS. The application in ÕIS should be accompanied by the copy of the Transcripts of Records showing the study-results received at the partner university (in case the study-results are not written in English, then also a certified translation to English should be provided). The student takes the original of Transcript of Records to his/her TU academic unit. See the instructions here: Submitting RPL application in ÕIS (recognition of non-TU courses, pp. 2).
3. The application for transferring ECTS credits from partner university should be done in ÕIS at least a month before intermediate week of the spring or autumn semester respectively. If the course passed at partner university abroad finished before the end of semester at TU, then this course from abroad shall be transferred under this same semester when the exchange studies took place. If the course passed abroad finished after the end of semester at TU, then the named course shall be transferred to the next semester.
4. In case the student returns from his/her exchange studies after the end of spring semester and the study-results from partner university have not reached TU by the start of autumn semester's pre-week, then the student should contact his/her TU study counsellor at academic unit, and ask for the extension in calculating study-load, in order to avoid being designated to part-time studies.
5. All students studying on TU English language programmes who take at least 15 ECTS worth of courses per semester at the hosting university, transfer these back to TU, and get these courses recognized as fulfilling their TU Study Programmes, will be granted the official extension of the nominal study-period by the number(s) of semester(s) they were abroad as an exchange student (however they need to pay the tuition fee to TU for such semester(s). In order to receive the extension, the application for transferring ECTS credits from partner university should be done in ÕIS at least a month before intermediate week of the semester.
6. The courses passed at partner university abroad shall be counted as passed (P) in the ÕIS system. This means that the courses shall be transferred, yet the actual grades not. This way the grades received abroad do not affect student's weighted average grade at TU.