Language policy


Internationalization is a priority for eCampus University. The main goal of the University’s internationalization strategy is to improve all mobility projects in terms of quality and quantity. For this purpose eCampus has planned the creation of a International Relations and Erasmus Committee with the task of coordinating all the international activities that the University is involved in, both in teaching and research. Specifically, this International Committee will manage agreements with institutions and will oversee and support European and international mobility strategies.

The Language Centre (La.Ce) currently in its start-up phase has a key role in enabling the realization of the Language Policy. The language promotion policy is not restricted to students: eCampus University promotes language training for all its teaching and administrative staff and encourages mobility towards foreign partner universities.

1. Incoming students and staff

Incoming students and staff will have full access to eCampus support services, including personal tutors, counseling, etc. Upon arrival at eCampus University, foreign participants will meet the members of the Italian Language team that will evaluate the language needs of incoming international students and staff in order to provide the best personalized language learning support. In fact, eCampus aims at contributing to the achievement of participants’ language proficiency and to the development of an academic use of language. For this purpose, eCampus guarantees a complete language program for international students and staff. Italian courses are offered at different levels so that learners can have the opportunity to strengthen their oral and written skills through oral exercises, written compositions, and reading comprehension – and more in general an approach focused on communication. English language courses are also organized for non-English speaking students who want to attend the courses that eCampus supplies in English. Absolute beginners may enrol on a Pre-Sessional Intensive program.

2. Outgoing students and staff

eCampus University will ensure that outgoing participants have attained the level of linguistic proficiency specified by the host institution in the Erasmus agreement. Before departure, participants who are not able to speak English or the language of the country that they are visiting (courses are offered at various level for the following languages: French, Spanish, German, English) must attend and pass the language modules or courses organised by eCampus (according to The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: at least B1 level for first-cycle level (Bachelor) students and administrative staff; at least B2 level for teachers and/or researchers), so that they will be able to communicate with others on a daily or academic basis.

Within the range of the Erasmus programmes, active teachers and researcher mobility will be promoted both financially and in terms of guidance and recognition.

Work that you undertake and grades that you achieve studying abroad will count towards your home degree because you will be studying as part of an Erasmus agreement between your home University and your host. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) was developed by the Commission of the European Union to provide common procedures to recognise academic study abroad and facilitate student mobility across Europe.

Italian Grading System.

The Italian Grading System ranges from 18/30 to 30/30.

The highest mark is 30/30 with distinction (Lode). Exams under 18/30 are considered as “not passed”

  • 1 full academic year = 60 credits

  • 1 semester = 30 credits

  • 1 term/trimester = 20 credits

  • 1 month = 6 credits

Credits are awarded only when the course and all required assessment has been completed successfully.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)

The ECTS programme (European Credit Transfer System) developed by the European Commission aims to create a common procedure not only in attributing academic credits but also in the system of evaluation to overcome the complexity of the different grade systems adopted by the various countries. The ECTS grades offer complementary information with respect to the grades attributed to the student by the original institution, i.e. they are translated into the local system. At the University eCampus the correspondence between ECTS grades and Italian University grades (out of 30) is detailed in the ECTS charter.

ECTS Charter

ECTS Grade Approx % of successful students achieving the grade Number grade ECTS definition and criteria of performance
A 10 29-30 cum Laude EXCELLENT: an excellent piece of work, only marginal mistakes
B 25 26-28 VERY GOOD: some mistakes, but overall still outstanding work
C 30 23-25 GOOD: good and sound understanding but some basic mistakes
D 25 19-22 SATISFACTORY: an average piece of work, clearly showing some deficiencies
E 10 18 SUFFICIENT: the work fulfils the requirements
F - Fail Considerable further work is required

The table shows the approximate equivalence between the ECTS system and the Italian university grading system or CFU.

Comparison between EU grading systems

(A) Austria 5 4 3 2   1
(B) Belgium 7, 8, 9 10 11, 12, 13 14, 15, 16 17, 18 19, 20
(D) Germany 5, 6 4-, 4, 4+ 3-, 3, 3+ 2-, 2, 2+ 1- 1+
(DK) Denmark 0, 3, 5 6 7 8, 9 10, 11 11, 13
(E) Spain Suspenso Aprobado Notable Notable Sobresalient Mhonor
(F) France Echec
7, 8, 9
Assez Bien
Tres Bien
(G) Greece 2, 3, 4 5 6 7 8, 9 10
(H) Hungary elegtelen
(IRL) Ireland Fail Pass Third 2:2 2:1 First
(NL) Netherlands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 6 6.5, 7 7.5, 8 8.5 9, 10
(P) Portugal 1-9 10, 11 12, 13 14, 15, 16 17, 18 19, 20
UK Fail Third/Pass 2:2 2:2 2:1 1
S Sweden U G G G VG VG
SF Finland   1 1.5 2 2.5 3