Credit transfer in Cuba
Earning credits while studying in Cuba
Most Universities in Cuba orientate on the US Semester Credit System. Our partner, Cienfuegos University, also orientates on this system, even though they grant credits in local credit points. Each credit point equals 16 credit hours (US system is 15 hours).
The Semester Credit Hours (SCH) system of the United States assumes that a full-time study load is 30 US credits per year. A US Credit generally consists of a weekly workload of one hour in class and two hours outside of class for one semester. This means the total workload for one US Credit is generally between 45 and 50 hours, of which a minimum of 15 contact hours.
When discussing the credit conversion with your home university, we recommend comparing and orientate at the US credit point system.