Driestar Christian University for Teacher Education is part of the Erasmus+ programme, which provides students the opportunity to study abroad.
At Driestar Christian University for Teacher Education we work with different partners all across the world. In the following years we hope to expand this network. If you see opportunities for cooperation as part of Erasmus+, please contact the International Office (see information below).
Underlying this opportunity is the Erasmus University Charter for Higher institutions (ECHE - Driestar educatief 2021-2027), which means that the whole institution is committed to the agreement. Read more on the Erasmus+ programme in the Erasmus Policy Statement. The Erasmus+ ID code of our university is: NL GOUDA03.
In our course catalogue you can find the following:
1. Information about the institution;
2. Information on programmes;
3. General information.
Download the Course Catalogue 2023-2024 (pdf)
ECTS stands for: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.
ECTS is part of the Erasmus programme and is the credit system for higher education used in the European Higher Education Area, involving all countries engaged in the Bologna Process. ECTS is one of the cornerstones of the Bologna process. Most Bologna countries have adopted ECTS by law for their higher education systems.
ECTS is a learner-centred system for credit accumulation and transfer based on the transparency of learning outcomes and learning processes. It aims to facilitate planning, delivery, evaluation, recognition and validation of qualifications and units of learning as well as student mobility. ECTS is widely used in formal higher education and can be applied to other lifelong learning activities.
ECTS credits are based on the workload students need in order to achieve expected learning outcomes. Learning outcomes describe what a learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do after successful completion of a process of learning. They relate to level descriptors in national and European qualifications frameworks.
Workload indicates the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study and examinations) required to achieve the expected learning outcomes.
60 ECTS credits are attached to the workload of a fulltime year of formal learning (academic year) and the associated learning outcomes. In most cases, student workload ranges from 1,500 to 1,800 hours for an academic year, whereby one credit corresponds to 25 to 30 hours of work.
One credits stands for 28 hours of study.
Source: ECTS user guide
Each country has its own approach to grading. It is therefore recommended to familiarise yourself with the Dutch grading system before coming to the Netherlands to study.
This is clearly described in the following overview of Nuffic.
To qualify for an Erasmus scholarship, you must be a student or a graduate from an educational institution. Your institution determines the specific eligibility criteria and the amount of the grant you receive. As an Erasmus student you are welcome to study at our university, but some issues apply. Read them below.
Erasmus+ Key Action 1 mobility is an exciting opportunity for teachers and school staff to participate in valuable courses in different European countries. Participants may receive funding from EU Erasmus+ programme, which will cover ALL necessary costs, including travel, accommodation and course/tuition fee. Driestar Christian University offers professional development courses for teachers and school staff.
As an Erasmus student you are welcome to study at our university, and the following issues apply:
Please fill in this form to apply for the Erasmus programme.