Course credits in different countries
All Nordic countries are connected to the European ECTS system where 30 points equals one semester and 60 points one year of studies.
In the Nordic countries 1 point equals 25-30 hours of studies (depending on the country). Both lectures and self-study are included in the study time. Different countries have different names for their points. Sweden uses högskolepoäng (hp), Finland uses högskolestudiepoäng (sp) and Norway uses studiepoeng (sp). The name ECTS-credits is used in Denmark and can sometimes be found in other countries as well.