The study of individual programmes and courses is carried out on the basis of a credit system corresponding to ECTS, in which one credit corresponds to 1/60 of average annual student workload. Each subject included in the study plans is assessed according to its difficulty by a certain number of credits that students earn provided they successfully and according to set rules complete the subject (credit, seminar, and exam). The subjects are divided into compulsory (credits A), compulsory-optional (credits B) and voluntary-optional (credits C). The division of subjects into compulsory, compulsory-optional and voluntary-optional as well as the way of their completion and number of credits is determined by the individual institute.


  • The students of the bachelor study with the standard length of 3 years and the maximum length of 5 years have to earn 180 credits.
  • The students of the master study with the standard length of 5 years and the maximum length of 7 years have to earn 300 credits.
  • The students of the master study with the standard length of 2 years and the maximum length of 4 years have to earn 120 credits.


The classification of the completed subjects assessed by means of an exam are stated as follows:

ECTS Grade

% of succesful students normally achieving the grade




EXCELLENT – outstanding performance with no or only minor errors



VERY GOOD – above the average standard but with some errors



GOOD – generally sound work with a number of notable errors



SATISFACTORY – fair but with significant shortcomings



SUFFICIENT – performance matches the minimum criteria



FAIL – considerable further work is required



PASS – some courses are not finalized by exam but ongoing activities are required (essays, tests, coursework, in-clas presentation etc.). Course is passed if the activities are sufficiently accomplished.


Further information about study conditions and the credit system are included in the Study and Examination Rules of the FPS in Opava and in the following regulations.