Credit assignment LOT Summer School

Regular courses

During the summer school, there are no RM1-level courses. This means that all LOT courses are rewarded with 0.75 EC. By attending 4 courses over the course of 2 weeks, a student can earn a maximum of 3 EC. If this needs to be topped up to 5 EC, the following requirements apply.

  • The student should attend four (regular) LOT school courses over a period of two weeks.
  • The student should be present at all (normally five) sessions. Course assistants keep track of presence. Before the school starts, the student should complete the readings for the first two courses. This preparation will take about one week per course. Students receive a LOT certificate of 0.75 ECTS for each class they attend and have prepared for; for four classes this amounts to 3 ECTS.
  • The student writes a paper about the topic of one of the regular LOT-courses for 2 ECTS. See the next paragraph for more information about this paper:


In order to receive 2 extra ECTS for your participation during a LOT-school, a student can write a paper for a regular course. Papers can only be marked by a LOT affiliated teacher (that is, a teacher from one of the LOT-institutes). Not all students are allowed to write a paper via LOT, and the requirements for the papers differ per university. Therefore, please direct questions with regards to these papers to your local coordinator.

If a student is allowed to write a paper via LOT, the student has to contact the LOT teacher during the LOT school to discuss the content and set-up of the paper. The paper has a minimum length of 10 pages. For further requirements, ask your local RM-coordinator.

The deadline for submitting a paper is set at 4 weeks after the end of the LOT school. Papers must be sent directly to the marking teacher. The teacher then has 2 weeks to assess the work, and informs the LOT office of the outcome (pass/fail). If the paper fails, there is no possibility for the student to revise and resubmit. If the paper passes, the LOT office sends a certificate for 2 EC to the student's RM-coordinator.