IPD Exchange Programs: Credit Transfer

Refer to the table and definitions below for important information about transferring credit from your IPD Exchange Program to Northwestern.

Exchange Program Partner Minimum Credit Requirement
Credit Conversion Ratio
C Grade Equivalent
Bocconi University Fall: 12 ECTS
Winter/Spring: 22 ECTS
Full Year: 36 ECTS (18 per term)
0.250 21 and above
ETH-Zurich Fall: 20 ECTS
Winter/Spring: 22 ECTS
Full Year: 40 ECTS (20 per term)
0.250 4 and above
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Fall: 12 
Winter/Spring: 16
Full Year: 24 (12 per term)
0.375 C and above
Humboldt University Spring: 20 ECTS
Fall/Winter: 22 ECTS
Full Year: 40 ECTS (20 per term)
0.250 4 and below
Koç University Fall: 12 ECTS
Winter/Spring: 22 ECTS
Full Year: 36 ECTS (18 per term)
0.250 C and above
National University of Singapore Fall: 12 
Winter/Spring: 16
Full Year: 24 (12 per term)
0.375 C and above
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Fall: 30 
Winter/Spring: 40
Full Year: 60 (30 per term)
0.15 4.25 and above
Sciences Po-Paris Fall: 12 ECTS
Winter/Spring: 22 ECTS
Full Year: 36 ECTS (18 per term)
0.250 10 and above
Sciences Po-Reims Fall: 12 ECTS
Winter/Spring: 22 ECTS
Full Year: 36 ECTS (18 per term)
0.250 10 and above
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Fall: 12
Winter/Spring: 18
Full Year: 27 (12-15 per term)
0.333 C and above
Stellenbosch University Fall: 24
Winter/Spring: 48
Full Year: 72
0.125 58 and above
Tel Aviv University Fall: 21 (including Ulpan)
Winter/Spring: 19 (including Ulpan)
Full Year: 36 (including Fall Ulpan)
0.385 C and above
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 Fall: 12 ECTS
Winter/Spring: 22 ECTS
Full Year: 36 ECTS (18 per term)
0.250 10 and above
University College London Fall: 2.0
Winter/Spring: 2.0
Full Year: 4.0
3.750 43 and above
University of Hong Kong Fall: 24
Winter/Spring: 30
Full Year: 48 (24 per term)
0.188 C and above
  • Minimum Credit RequirementThis is the minimum total number of local credits that you must take in order to be considered full time, either by Northwestern (3 units of Northwestern credit per quarter) or by your host university. Depending on your program, it may be recommended that you attempt more credits than the minimum requirement, particularly if one or more of your courses may be deemed non-transferrable.
  • Credit Conversion Ratio: This ratio is determined by comparing the total number of credits needed to earn an undergraduate degree at Northwestern and your host institution. To determine the total number of units you may transfer back to Northwestern, multiply the credit conversion ratio by the total number of credits you are taking abroad. Also, to determine whether an individual course taken abroad is worth enough local credit to be eligible for transfer as a unit of Northwestern credit, multiply the credit value of this course by the credit conversion ratio.
  • C Grade Equivalent: In order for a course to be eligible for transfer, a grade equivalent to a C or above in the local grading scale must be earned. Grades of C- or below will not be eligible for transfer credit at Northwestern.

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If you have additional questions after reviewing this information, please contact your IPD Program Adviser.