One of the features of the Master’s, PhD and Specialization Programs is the use of ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) as an element of academic assessment .

In this way, the academic activity of the Universidad de Talca is recognized in the European Union. For the graduate  studies it is considered that 1 ECTS credit equals at least 25 hours of study carried out by the graduate student in a period of a quarter or a term of the program.

By academic activity it is understood not only on-site classroom hours, but also the time spent on practices, laboratory, field work, monographs preparation, projects development and any other academic activity including personal study time.